This pumpkin spice hot chocolate is like sweet, delicious fall in a mug! It's just like sipping on pumpkin pie!
It's going to be fall here in a few days. Fall is my favorite season!
The change from hot summer days to the cool breezes of fall is so refreshing.
It's also the perfect time to break out some of our favorite fall recipes!
Today we're making a batch of pumpkin spice hot chocolate!
This pumpkin spice hot cocoa tastes like pumpkin pie in a mug! It’s sweet, but not too sweet, and packed with delicious pumpkin spice flavor.
This recipe actually calls for white chocolate vs the typical milk chocolate.
It pairs perfectly with the pumpkin spice and purree.
Ingredients needed for Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate
This recipe will make 8 cups of pumpkin hot chocolate.
- 6 cups whole milk
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1 can of sweetened condensed milk (14 ounces)
- 1 can of pure pumpkin puree (15 ounces)
- 1 tablespoon of pumpkin pie spice
- 4 ounce bar of good quality white chocolate
- Optional garnish: whipped cream, mini marshmallows, cinnamon
When choosing your white chocolate, go with a high-quality brand.
This will make all the difference in flavor. The cheaper chocolate tends to leave a wax, tasteless after-feel.
While the high-quality chocolate is rich, creamy and full of flavor.
We used Ghirardelli white chocolate, and it was delicious!
Using the Slow Cooker For Hot Chocolate
For this hot chocolate recipe, we also made that this hot chocolate in a slow cooker.
Slow cooking the hot chocolate lets the flavors slowly meld into each other.
Cooking it on the stovetop would work too, just cook on low and reduce the time.
How to Make Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate
In a 5-6 quart slow cooker, whisk together the milk, heavy cream, and sweetened condensed milk.
Next, add in the pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice mix and whisk until well incorporated.
Coarsely chop up the white chocolate bar.
Then add the white chocolate to your pumpkin spice milk mixture.
Set the slow cooker to low and cook the pumpkin spice hot chocolate for 3 hours, stirring occasionally.
Serve the hot chocolate with some yummy garnish for a fun and festive feel.