Pumpkin Hot Chocolate in Just 15 Minutes!

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easy pumpkin hot chocolate

Pumpkin Hot Chocolate to make your fall delightful!

In my old neighborhood, one of my neighbors would host a Halloween party every year and she served hot chocolate and homemade donuts. So fun! If homemade donuts sound good to you, check out this air fryer donuts recipe.

As far as the hot chocolate goes, you can’t get much better for a Halloween party drink, especially if it is chilly outside where you live. You could even do a hot chocolate bar with a few different flavors and add-in options. Yum!

Pumpkin hot chocolate is not just for Halloween. Enjoy it all fall and winter! This pumpkin hot chocolate is perfect for the pumpkin-lovers. It is almost like drinking a piece of warm pumpkin pie.

pumpkin hot chocolate ingredients

Pumpkin Hot Chocolate Ingredients

This pumpkin hot chocolate recipe is easy! You just need milk, pumpkin puree, spices, vanilla, and white chocolate. Then basically just warm it up! Yeah, you could probably use pumpkin pie spice, but I prefer the custom spice combo in the recipe. By the way, did you know you can mix up your own pumpkin pie spice?

You can totally use your favorite white chocolate chips in this recipe, but I like to use a Ghirardelli Classic White Baking Bar. You can usually find it right next to the chocolate chips. It is a 4-ounce bar of baking chocolate, so it is just the right amount and all you have to do is chop it up a little bit.

If you don’t have whole milk, that’s ok, but it helps to make it a bit more creamy. If you really want to get creamy, you could do half milk and half heavy cream.

pumpkin hot chocolate in the instant pot

Instant Pot Pumpkin Hot Chocolate Instructions

Add the milk, pumpkin puree, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg to the Instant Pot. Whisk to combine. Set Instant Pot to Saute. Whisk frequently as it heats up. Once it is hot, add the chopped up chocolate and vanilla. Turn off Instant Pot or set to “Keep Warm.” Stir or whisk until chocolate is melted. Serve warm.

The benefit of making hot chocolate in the Instant Pot is that you can cook it right in the pot, then set it to “Keep Warm” and it will be ready to go whenever you want serve it. Of course, you may want to keep an eye on it to make sure it doesn’t get too hot and burn. ๐Ÿ˜‰

how to make pumpkin hot chocolate

Stovetop Instructions for Pumpkin Hot Chocolate

Add the milk, pumpkin puree, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg to a saucepan over medium heat. Stir frequently. Once it begins to simmer, remove from heat. Add the chopped up chocolate and vanilla. Stir or whisk until chocolate is melted. Serve warm.

I love topping this pumpkin hot chocolate with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice!

These disposable coffee cups would be convenient if you are hosting a party and don’t want the hassle of washing multiple mugs.

Instant Pot Pumpkin Hot Chocolate

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Pumpkin Hot Chocolate in Just 15 Minutes!

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Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cook Time: 10 minutes
Yield: 4 cups | Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup pure pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 ounces white chocolate, roughly chopped

Instructions

  1. Stovetop Instructions

  2. Heat the milk, pumpkin, and spices in a saucepan over medium heat; stirring frequently. Once it begins to simmer, remove from heat.
  3. Add the vanilla and chocolate; stir until chocolate is melted.
  4. Pour into mugs and top with whipped cream. Garnish with pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon, if desired.
  5. Instant Pot Instructions

  6. Add the milk, pumpkin puree, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg to the Instant Pot. Whisk to combine. Set Instant Pot to Saute. Whisk frequently as it heats up.
  7. Once it is hot, add the chopped up chocolate and vanilla. Turn off Instant Pot or set to "Keep Warm." Stir or whisk until chocolate is melted. Serve warm.

Recipe Adapted From: Closet Cooking

Ingredients: Chocolate, Cinnamon, Cloves, Ginger, Milk, Nutmeg, Pumpkin, Vanilla Extract
Meal Type: Beverages, Fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Winter, Egg Free, Gluten Free, Meatless
Categories: Warm Drinks, Instant Pot, Stove Top

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