A creamy and flavorful alternative to the traditional hot chocolate.
Are you ready to get down and dirty wit this hot chocolate alternative? I promise you that you will be definitely happy with each sip of this delightful drink. The flavors of this pumpkin hot chocolate are amazing. There is a mix of nutmeg and cinnamon and then the ever discreet flavor of the pumpkin. Even on a hot day having a cup of this is worth it.
The weather seems to be so confused these past few weeks.
It's Spring time in Florida and we are still having to, on some days, pull out a light jacket. I know some other states are still being hit with snow.
This easily gives me an excuse to whip up a batch of pumpkin hot chocolate.
The depth of flavor in this drink really makes it extra special.
Though I think nothing can beat hot chocolate, adding the pumpkin merged with some nutmeg and cinnamon is a great alternative.
Making this takes less than 15 minutes.
Heat a pot on a low heat and add milk
Once the milk is heated through, add the pumpkin puree and mix. You can easily use the canned pumpkin puree or steam a piece of fresh pumpkin then strain it. (Get the canned)
Add the dry ingredients
And leave it to simmer for about 8 minutes, stirring through the process,
Then add the chocolate, and stir some more
Then it's ready to serve
Topped with whipped creme and sprinkles of coconut flakes.
Oh so yummy.
Cold weather not needed.
yield: Serves 4
Pumpkin Hot Chocolate
A great alternative to regular hot chocolate using pumpkin puree, mixed with spices including cinnamon and nutmeg. Great for Thanksgiving.
prep time: 10 MINScook time: 15 MINStotal time: 25 mins
- 2 cups milk
- 1/2 cup pureed pumpkin
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- Dash of ginger powder
- 1/3 cup semi sweet chocolate
- Whipped cream (optional)
- Coconut flakes (for garnish)
- Heat pan on a low heat
- Add milk and heat till warmed through
- Stir in pumpkin puree into milk
- Add sugar, ginger powder, nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla extract and whisk together
- Add chocolate and stir together for about 7 minutes
- Serve topped with whipped creme, coconut flakes and sprinkles of nutmeg
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