Warm up your taste buds and embrace the cozy vibes with our sensational Pumpkin Spiced Hot Chocolate! Picture a velvety, cocoa-infused hug, blended with aromatic pumpkin spice goodness. This dreamy recipe is the epitome of fall in a cup, delivering the perfect blend of rich chocolate and comforting pumpkin flavours. Topped with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon, this decadent treat will transport you to autumnal bliss with every sip.
We have used fresh pumpkin, which only appears in the supermarkets in October, just in time for Halloween. But you can use tinned pumpkin instead or butternut squash. Our homemade Spiced Hot Chocolate Mix can be made in advance and stored in an airtight container until required. Adding pumpkin puree (tinned or fresh) to the smooth Food Thoughts Organic Cocoa Powder, takes the drink’s rich chocolate and aromatic spices to another level, making it incredibly creamy and replenishing.
The Pumpkin Spiced Hot Chocolate can be topped with whipped cream or mini marshmallows. Or even both? You will thank us in the cold and wet winter morning, after a walk, when all you can dream is a cup of hot chocolate ☕️
Note: if you use tinned pumpkin, make sure it’s 100% unsweetened pumpkin pure and not pumpkin pie filling!
Energy Efficient Recipe – approx energy consumption 1p
You will need
- 500ml milk
- 2 tbsp Food Thoughts Hot Chocolate Mix
- 2 tbsp of pumpkin puree - fresh or tinned
- Whipped Cream
- Food Thoughts Organic Cocoa Powder to finish (optional)
This Pumpkin Spiced Hot Chocolate drink uses Food Thoughts make in advance Spiced Hot Chocolate Mix.
Put 500ml of milk in a microwaveable jug. Add the Spiced Hot Chocolate Mix and pumpkin puree and stir thoroughly.
Heat in the microwave in 30 second increments, until all ingredients are melted and the liquid is hot. Stir regularly to make sure all ingredients are blended.
Pour the drink into two mugs or hot chocolate glasses. Top with whipped cream and sieved Food Thoughts Organic Cocoa Powder. Serve immediately. You may wish to serve with a spoon or straw that can be used to keep the drink blended as you drink it.
Enjoy for breakfast or a drink during the day or evening!