Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate

I had not ever tried a pumpkin spice drink until just a couple of weeks ago. I had a pumpkin spice latte, and it was ok. I think it was just ok because I am not a coffee person at all. It was good enough for me to want to have a Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate a.s.a.p.! After a little research, I made a Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate and it was to die for! Here is how I make them...

Start by combining 1 cup of milk and 2 Tablespoons of Hot Chocolate powder in a small sauce pan.

A few notes -
1. This recipe makes enough Hot Chocolate for one person (maybe 2 if you are serving small portions!). So double or triple (or quadruple!) based on your needs.
2. I use Carnation Hot Chocolate (because it's the best!) but it's only available in Canada! I know that you could replace the hot chocolate powder with any other hot chocolate powder, but if you can get your hands on some Carnation Hot Chocolate I really recommend it!
3. I use cashew milk in my pumpkin spice hot chocolates, but you can use any kind of milk!

Whisk in 2 Tablespoons of pumpkin puree. Not pumpkin pie filling, but pumpkin puree!
And finally, whisk in 1/4 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice (I shared a recipe yesterday!).
Once the hot chocolate is well combined, pour it into a mug. I like to top mine with little bit of whipped milk. I used a toothpick to draw a pumpkin in the top of this pumpkin spice hot chocolate! It looks fancy but it is easy as can be and it adds a major 'wow' factor to a simple hot chocolate! I make a little bit (I mean a very little bit) of paste from hot chocolate powder and water. Then, I dip a clean toothpick in the paste and use it to draw in the frothed milk. I draw a pumpkin because I'm no artist but I'm sure some of you could get crazy fancy with this!

makes 1 hot chocolate

1 cup of milk (or milk replacement)
2 Tablespoons Carnation Hot Chocolate Powder
2 Tablespoons Pumpkin Puree
1/4 teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice

1. In a small saucepan, whisk the milk and hot chocolate powder together.
2. Ass in the pumpkin puree and the pumpkin pie spice and continue to stir until the hot chocolate is well combined.
3. Pour the hot chocolate into a mug and enjoy!

More pumpkin tomorrow!

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