We have been super busy the past few weeks and haven’t seen any of the littles for a while and I am starting to miss them. So the other day, (when it was actually kinda cold. its been way to warm here!) when I was in the neighborhood, I stopped by my sisters house after the kids got out of school with pumpkin hot chocolate supplies and to hang out. Unfortunately, one of those littles (Miley Lu) was to cool for me and went to hang out with her friend, but whatever, that just left enough hot chocolate supplies to make the one that stayed the biggest cup he could handle, look through all his pictures, and sit around talking about his fart hole.
Pretty great visit it I do say so myself.
This hot chocolate is just a little seasonal twist on regular old hot chocolate. I bet that some of you out there might end up with a bit of extra pumpkin puree come next week and this is a great way to use some of that up. The pumpkin make the hot chocolate a little thicker, a bit more hearty, and adds a nice smooth creaminess to the drink. And some fiber, which is always good.
Now all we need is some snow.
The stuff. Milk (any kind you drink) pumpkin puree, cocoa powder, crown sugar, and a pinch or so of cinnamon.
Oh, and pick out your most favorite kick ass mug (it will just sate better that way). I brought over the rainbow bug cause Judah loves him some rainbows.
Dump all the stuff into a pot and stick it on stove on medium heat.
Whisk it all around, and continue to whack until the its as hot as you want it to be.
Pour it into a cup (preferably one with rainbows on it) and top it off with whatever you like on top of your drink (I added a bit more milk froth and a spinkle more of cinnamon)
And serve up, to yourself, or to the monster little waiting for his chocolate fix.
Have a great day!
Pumpkin Hot Chocolate
Makes 1 cup
- 1 1/4 cup milk (cow, nut, soy.. whatever)
- 1 heaping tablespoon cocoa powder
- 3 tablespoons pumpkin puree
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar(more if you like it sweetness)
- a pinch or two of pumpkin spice blend (or just some cinnamon works)
Take all ingredients and place into a pot. Whisk everything together until fully incorporated. Place pot on medium heat and keep whisking until the hot chocolate is heated to your preferred temperature.
Pour into a mug and feel free to top with whipped cream, sprinkles, marshmallows or whatever you heart desires.