Warm, comforting and laden with delicious fall flavors this Best Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate is a perfect drink any time of the day.
Best Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate : made two ways.
I’m also listing ‘How to make your own Pumpkin Spice + Hot Chocolate Mix’ at home.
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.
While 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 Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate at home (cause they seriously launch pumpkin spice drinks too late in the season).
I 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 Night 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 the 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.
Now, 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 🙂
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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
- In a medium cup, add all the pumpkin spice mix spices and mix evenly.
- In a medium pan, heat water, milk, hot chocolate mix and stir every 2 minutes.
- Once it starts to bubble, turn off the heat.
- Add rum and 1 tbsp of pumpkin spice mix.
- Stir everything together and pour in serving glasses.
- Top with whipped cream, marshmallow, caramel syrup and serve right away.
Amount Per ServingCalories 287 Total Fat 3g Saturated Fat 2g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 1g Cholesterol 10mg Sodium 194mg Carbohydrates 45g Fiber 1g Sugar 29g Protein 6g