Best Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate (Spiked and Regular)

Warm, comforting and laden with delicious fall flavors this ‘Best Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate (Spiked and Regular)’ is a perfect drink any time of the day. I’m also listing ‘How to make your own Pumpkin Spice + Hot Chocolate Mix’ at home.pumpkin-spice-hot-chocolate-easy!!!  Hail the Pumpkin Season  !!!

It’s that time of the year where almost everything has a pumpkin inspiration going on and I’m totally loving it ! I absolutely LOVE Pumpkin Spice flavor and what better way to start my pumpkin marathon than the ‘Best Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate (Spiked and Regular)’ 🙂 Don’t worry, I’m not gonna overload you with too many pumpkin recipes but a few here and there. As I did mention above, I’m also listing ‘How to make your own Pumpkin Spice + Hot Chocolate Mix’ at home and trust me it’s very easy and you can customize the spices as per your taste.pumpkin-spice-hot-chocolate-spikedWhile growing up in India, I had never ever heard of pumpkin spice anything although we do have our fair share of pumpkin inspired vegetarian recipes but never a dessert. Until I landed in sunny California and tasted this delicious mystical drink (Pumpkin Spice Latte) – OMG …It was totally Awesome !! Seriously where was this all my life! It gave me such a warm almost a ‘comfort-food’ kind of feeling….it felt like home (Yep, food does give me that ‘I’m home kinda feeling’). So, that was it, I was totally hooked on to the flavors and I’m that weird one who’s always inquiring at the coffee barista about ‘When would the pumpkin spice latte start’? That’s exactly ‘How’ I actually started making my very own ‘Best Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate (Spiked and Regular)’ at home (cause they seriously launch pumpkin spice drinks too late in the season). Best Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate Spiked RegularI usually make a huge amount of this drink mix, store it in an air-tight jar and enjoy it all year long (more in fall/winter season). This also makes a great party or a fun ‘Girls Nigh In’ drink and can be made 2-3 hours in advance. Just add the toppings before serving. The ‘Pumpkin Spice Mix’ is very easy to make and all you need is cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, ginger, and all-spice mix (all powder) and you can either buy those hot chocolate mix packets from store or make your very own by combining some good quality chocolate, sugar, and few more ingredients. For this particular recipe, I wanted to start from scratch, so I made my own Hot chocolate Mix too and trust me all these homemade mixes smell and taste soo much better. pumpkin-spice-hot-chocolate-bestNow, coming to the fun part, you can try this drink with vodka / brandy / rum / baileys but I like it best with rum. It’s the sweet combination of rum with the warm spice flavors, that complements the flavors + taste perfectly. So, go ahead and make yourself a Spiked or the Regular version and enjoy the pumpkin flavors of the season 🙂

Yields 2 Medium Cups

Best Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate (Spiked and Regular)

2 minPrep Time

3 minCook Time

5 minTotal Time

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For the Pumpkin Spice Mix

1 Tsp Cinnamon

1/4 Tsp Ground Ginger

1/4 Tsp Nutmeg

1/4 Tsp All Spice Mix

1/4 Tsp Clove

For the Hot Chocolate Mix

1 Tbsp Cocoa Powder - unsweetened

1 Tbsp Sugar - you can substitute with sweetener of choice

1 Tbsp Milk Powder

Pinch of Salt

2 Ounce Rum - 2 Shots

1 Cup Milk

1/4 Cup Water

8 Mini Marshmallow

1 Tbsp Caramel Syrup


  1. In a medium cup, add all the pumpkin spice mix spices and mix evenly.
  2. In a medium pan, heat water, milk, hot chocolate mix and stir every 2 minutes.
  3. Once it starts to bubble, turn off the heat.
  4. Add rum and 1 tbsp of pumpkin spice mix.
  5. Stir everything together and pour in serving glasses.
  6. Top with whipped cream, marshmallow, caramel syrup and serve right away.
Cuisine: American | Recipe Type: Drink , Dessert
75 cal
2 g
4 g
2 g

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18 Replies to "Best Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate (Spiked and Regular)"

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    Tina Dawson | Love is in my Tummy September 29, 2016 (3:52 pm)
    Oh Molly, that looks DIVINE! I am a sucker for hot chocolates, fall and spices - and you just hit all the right notes for me! Can't wait to try this out! I have a feeling this homemade pumpkin spice might just become a staple for me.
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      Molly Kumar September 29, 2016 (4:50 pm)
      Hi Tina, I'm so happy that you liked the blend of the 2 Fall Flavors. It SERIOUSLY is ADDICTING !!! Enjoy and Thanks for visiting :)
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    Kristen September 29, 2016 (4:57 pm)
    I am having a baby in mid October. So of course I will be having the spiked version of this on Thanksgiving
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      Molly Kumar October 4, 2016 (4:54 am)
      Aweee - Sending lots of Hugs & Definitely Cheers to the Pumpkin Spice Hot chocolate Spiked version In Thanksgiving.
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    Kristi @ Happily Ever Griedls September 29, 2016 (5:04 pm)
    Love this!! Love your pictures too - so fun for Fall!! Thanks for the recipe- I'll definitely have to try it!
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      Molly Kumar October 4, 2016 (4:44 am)
      Thanks Kristi - I'm so happy you liked the recipe, it's one of our Favorite Fall Drink :)
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    Georgina Ingham | Culinary Travels September 29, 2016 (5:43 pm)
    Oh my! I could go for one of those right now. They look absolutely amazing.
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      Molly Kumar September 30, 2016 (2:56 am)
      Yes you can, I wish I could somehow send them to you right away :) Glad you liked them Georgina.
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    Sarah September 29, 2016 (6:05 pm)
    Oooh this looks so decadent!! I've got to try this recipe this fall!
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      Molly Kumar September 30, 2016 (2:46 am)
      Absolutely Sarah, you NEED them !!! Thanks for visiting :)
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    Amy Katz from Veggies Save The Day September 29, 2016 (6:33 pm)
    Wow! Looks amazing! I like anything with marshmallows. :)
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      Molly Kumar September 30, 2016 (2:41 am)
      Hehehhe, Thanks Amy, they do make things taste really divine.
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    najla (@c4cooking) September 30, 2016 (1:51 am)
    Hi Molly, This looks so delish !! ... Wish I could take a sip :D ... I am going to try soon :D
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      Molly Kumar September 30, 2016 (2:40 am)
      Thanks so much Najla and I look forward to you trying them soon - Enjoy !!!
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    James Israelsen November 27, 2016 (2:43 am)
    Did you mean a teaspoon of cinnamon? We tried to make it in a large batch, and the spice was WAY to overpowering. Although, my daughter made it in a one serving, and it was better, but still a little off.
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      Molly Kumar November 28, 2016 (3:46 pm)
      Hi James, yes - the recipe calls for 1Tsp of Cinnamon. There was an error and I've just corrected it. I hope you try the recipe again soon- Thanks.
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