Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We are taking it easy today and not doing any of the Black Friday shopping. As I sit and relax I’m sipping on this yummy pumpkin hot chocolate. I originally tested this recipe out on the moms in our play group and it seemed to be a huge hit. A few said it’s better then Starbuck’s being that it’s lighter and more flavorful. I haven’t had it there so I can’t tell you for sure, but this is pretty tasty. If you want you can even mix in a little coffee too if you need some extra caffeine to get you going.
Pumpkin Hot Chocolate
(Created by Finding Inspiration in Food)
4 cups milk
3/4 cup homemade pumpkin puree(use less of store bought puree as it’s thicker)
1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
6 tablespoons maple syrup
1/4 cup sugar
Pinch of salt
2 teaspoons vanilla
On the stove in a medium pot, whisk together the milk, pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, cocoa, maple syrup, sugar and pinch of salt.
Heat over medium heat until it comes to a boil. Whisk and cook for 2 minutes.
Remove from the heat, stir in the vanilla and cool until ready to serve, or serve immediately with a splash of extra milk, a dollop of whipped cream, marshmallows or your favorite other hot chocolate toppings.