This warm drink combines two of my favorite flavors: pumpkin spices and chocolate. Really, you can’t go wrong here. Even though fall doesn’t officially start until September 23rd, it was here the moment I took a drink of this spicy, comforting hot chocolate drink.
When I saw this picture of a pumpkin white hot chocolate on Pinterest, I knew I had to recreate it. It is as good as it looks and sounds. The spicy flavors of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves meld perfectly with creamy white chocolate. The result is a rich, delectable drink that is fabulous on a chilly autumn evening.
Don’t forget when you are drinking it, the pumpkin is providing you with vitamin A, C, and E, as well as calcium, iron, potassium, copper, and manganese. I’d say that totally makes up for the sugar from the white chocolate chips, wouldn’t you?
Pumpkin Spiced Hot White Chocolate
Makes 1 large serving
1 1/4 cup milk (I use unsweetened almond milk)
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
pinch of ground cloves
pinch of ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup white chocolate chips
In a small saucepan, heat the milk, pumpkin puree, vanilla, and spices. Bring to a gentle simmer and allow to simmer for a minute. Remove from heat and add the white chocolate chips. Stir until the chips are melted. Serve immediately.
Looking for a caffeinated coffee pumpkin drink? Averie at Loves Veggies and Yoga posted a recipe for a homemade version of Starbuck’s Pumpkin Spiced Lattes last week. Check that one out if you want a coffee version. For me, this white chocolate version is perfect way to satisfy my pumpkin spiced latte craving without giving Baby Bean the shakes from caffeine. And with the addition of chocolate. That’s always a good thing. Enjoy!