pumpkin white chocolate hot cocoa

Pumpkin White Chocolate Hot CocoaNothing against those powdered mixes but in my world nothing, and I mean nothing, compares to a steaming mug of homemade hot chocolate goodness. Our Jettie must agree because the last time I pulled out a packet for a quick hot chocolate fix she said “No, like the kind you stir in a pan mom!”

Lately I have been mixing up the cocoa routine..with the most recent being this pumpkin white chocolate version. Whenever I make a pumpkin recipe I always have a little leftover. Not enough to make in another baked recipe but enough to feel bad about throwing it away. This recipe only takes a 1/4cup of pumpkin puree which is perfect for my small stash of unused pumpkin.

Pumpkin White Chocolate Hot Cocoa Pumpkin White Chocolate Hot CocoaWhy white chocolate? Why not? It’s fabulous with the flavor of pumpkin! I did mellow out the sweetness a bit with espresso powder and dark cocoa powder. May seem like a lot of ingredients for a simple drink but believe you me, it is worth it and then some.

Pumpkin White Chocolate Hot CocoaI would love to know what your favorite version of homemade hot cocoa is! (Mine usually involves peppermint but this guy certainly comes in a close second.)





pumpkin white chocolate hot cocoa
Serves: 2
  • 2cups milk
  • ½cup white chocolate chips
  • ¼cup pumpkin puree
  • ¼tsp cinnamon
  • ¼tsp espresso powder
  • ½tsp cocoa powder
  • ½tsp vanilla
  • ¼tsp kosher salt
  • frothed milk, nutmeg, marshmallows or fresh whip cream to top (optional)
  1. Heat the milk in a medium sauce pan over medium heat. Add the white chocolate and stir until melted.
  2. Add the pumpkin and stir until well combined. Add the cinnamon, espresso, cocoa, vanilla and salt. Stir and bring to a simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Pour into mugs and top with favorite topping.

Pumpkin White Chocolate Hot Cocoa
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