Fall is the perfect time to warm up with a delicious mug of hot chocolate. I’ve been trying out many different hot chocolate recipes this year and fell in love with this white hot chocolate with pumpkin pie spice flavor. SO good!
If you’ve had a Starbucks Pumpkin Spice latte or pumpkin spice coffee, you are going to love this Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate! It’s the perfect combination of white hot chocolate and your favorite pumpkin spice flavors.
We are officially well into the middle of fall, perhaps more accurately known in the United States as pumpkin season. The funny thing about pumpkin season is that everyone clamors over “pumpkin” items that have no actual pumpkin in them. Nope. No pumpkin. Only pumpkin pie spice.
Pumpkin Pie Spice is a blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and a few other spices that combine for a small and taste that embodies fall. There’s not actually even any pumpkin in pumpkin pie spice.
I tried making a true pumpkin hot chocolate, but pumpkin puree in milk just feels grainy, so it was pumpkin pie spice all the way.
Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate is actually a white hot chocolate recipe. Just like it doesn’t contain any actual pumpkin, it also has no milk or dark chocolate, using instead only white chocolate.
The light and sweet flavor of white hot chocolate compliments but does not overpower the pumpkin pie spice the way that milk or dark chocolate would.
Instead, the combination of white hot chocolate and pumpkin pie spice results in a smooth drink that just screams fall. This is the perfect kid-friendly version of a Pumpkin Spice Latte, without the caffeine.
No need to worry about the caffeine keeping you up if you drink a cup of Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate in the evening.
I’ve had a lot of fun experimenting with new hot chocolate recipes this year and this is definitely one of my favorites. I think I may even serve these on Thanksgiving!
Since you like this Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate, you may like these other pumpkin recipes:
Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate is the perfect combination of white hot chocolate and pumpkin pie spice. The best hot chocolate recipe for fall!
- 4 cups milk
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
- Toppings of Choice
- Hot Chocolate Stir Sticks
Heat milk in a heavy bottom saucepan over medium heat.
Reduce to low heat and add white chocolate chips, vanilla extract and pumpkin pie spice, stirring until completely melted.
Remove from heat and ladle into cups.
Garnish with toppings of choice and hot chocolate stir sticks.
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