Friday, September 23, 2011

Spiced Pumpkin White Hot Chocolate

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!


  1. I think Pinterest is also really cool, and this looks good, I love pumpkin! Have you ever made the chocolate chip pumpkin cheesecake from Hersheys? It is dreamy!

  2. How did you NOT invite me over for this? I mean, I blogged about loving pumpkin spice lattes, you repinned this recipe from my board ... I feel so betrayed :)

  3. @Sunnie - I haven't tried that before. I did make a pumpkin cheesecake with a gingersnap crust a couple weeks ago though. Except I gave it to a friend. Maybe I should make myself one. :)

    @Reagan - I totally thought of that after you left yesterday. I might have the "leftovers" in my fridge. :)

  4. Sarah, I think I'm in LUUUV!! I've been wanting to make this since you posted the recipe, and just this morning was able to do that. Holy tamoly!! I'm sitting here with a cup waiting for some cranberry drop scones to come out of the oven, and hoping I have enough leftover to have the two together!! Thank you so much! Can you see me doing a happy dance??? :)


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