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Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

14 servings (1 cup each)

My mom makes this hot chocolate with pumpkin, spices and white chocolate. We usually drink it on Halloween, but it’s delish at Christmas too. —Sasha King, Westlake Village, California
Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • HOT CHOCOLATE:
  • 8 cups 2% milk
  • 4 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup white baking chips
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • Additional pumpkin pie spice

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add sugar and vanilla; beat until stiff peaks form. Refrigerate until serving.
  2. In a 6-qt. stockpot, heat milk, cream, cinnamon sticks, pie spice and orange zest over medium heat until bubbles form around sides of pan.
  3. Whisk pumpkin, sugar and baking chips into milk mixture until blended. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Discard cinnamon sticks. Pour into mugs; top with whipped cream. Sprinkle with additional pumpkin pie spice. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 511 calories, 38g fat (24g saturated fat), 111mg cholesterol, 102mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (35g sugars, 1g fiber), 8g protein.

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