I think I'm in love.
I joined Pinterest last week. Do you Pinterest?
I always like browsing around the internet and finding fun craft ideas and recipes. Finally having an easy way to save them all in one spot makes me a happy girl.
One of the things I found via Pinterest was a recipe for Pumpkin White Chocolate. Having recently gotten hooked on pumpkin spice lattes from Starbucks, I knew I had to make something similar - pronto!
Here's what you need: milk, white chocolate chips, pumpkin, cinnamon, vanilla and nutmeg. You could add some cloves in too if you want. I kinda hate them so I didn't.
Sidenote: When I was a kid I bit into some pumpkin bread at a friend's house and apparently their mom used whole cloves in the bread. Biting into a whole clove was the nastiest thing I've ever eaten.
Aren't you glad you know that now?
In a saucepan over medium-low heat, pour the milk, chocolate chips, cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir constantly until the chocolate melts.
Whisk in the pumpkin. Heat for another minute or two.
Then serve and enjoy! If you wanted to make this especially yummy, you could add a drizzle of caramel sauce to it. I may have also stuck a caramel candy down in the bottom of my glass. Just for funsies.
If you're making this with homemade pumpkin puree, you'll probably want to strain the hot chocolate before serving it because homemade pumpkin can have a bit of tiny pumpkin strings in it.
Spiced Pumpkin White Hot Chocolate
5 cups of milk
1 bag white chocolate chips
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/4 cups pumpkin puree
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
whipped cream (optional)
In a saucepan over medium-low heat, combine milk, chocolate, cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir constantly until the chocolate has melted. Whisk in the pumpkin and vanilla.
Serve piping hot with whipped cream on top and an extra sprinkle of cinnamon. Enjoy!