Magical Pumpkin Hot Chocolate

This is a really delicious, extra rich and creamy hot chocolate with a very special fall ingredient- pumpkin!! I love all things pumpkin and one day I was just experimenting with my hot chocolate and added in pumpkin and some spices. It turned out to be the best hot chocolate I’ve ever had. Lyla agreed. For school, I just wrote a story around the magical powers of this hot chocolate. I hope you find it magical too. FullSizeRender



  • 1 cup of milk (any kind)
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 Tablespoon 100% cacao powder or Dutch cocoa
  • 2 Tablespoons canned pumpkin (not the sweetened kind)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Pumpkin spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Toppings: whipped cream, cinnamon and chocolate sauce


  1. Get a sauce pan out and pour your milk in. Turn on low heat. Let it heat up for a few minutes.
  2. Add your sugar, cacao and chocolate chips.
  3. Using a whisk, stir until combined and creamy.  The chocolate chips will melt.
  4. Don’t let it boil.
  5. Now gently stir in the pumpkin, pumpkin spice and cinnamon.
  6. Whisk gently until creamy and combined and starts to thicken.
  7. Take out a mug and ladle in so the mug is 2/3 full.
  8. Add whipped cream over the top, sprinkle with cinnamon and then the chocolate sauce.





Emily, The Kitchen Twins