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Pumpkin hot chocolate

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A fun fall twist to your cup of cocoa!

How do you make a hot cup of cocoa better? Add pumpkin!

A fun fall twist to your cup of cocoa!

There's nothing better than a warm cup of cocoa on a chilly fall night and, since it's pumpkin season, why not add some in? You get the warmth of pumpkin spice with all the goodness of chocolate. It's the best of both worlds!

Pumpkin hot chocolate recipe

Serves 2


  • 1-1/2 cups milk (any kind will do)
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin puree
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon honey (or more if you like it sweet!)
  • 1/8 teaspoon pumpkin spice


  1. Add all ingredients to a small saucepan and whisk together.
  2. Heat over medium heat, whisking occasionally until hot but not boiling.
  3. Pour into mugs and top with whipped cream if desired.

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