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Pumpkin Hot Cocoa

Capture the taste of fall with pumpkin and chocolate in this simple and delicious Pumpkin Spice Hot Cocoa recipe. It's pumpkin comfort in a cup!
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Brenda Thompson


  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/3 cup cocoa mix or make your own--see recipe below
  • 1 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • Dash of salt
  • Whipped cream optional
  • Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp. salt


For Pumpkin Cocoa

  • In a medium saucepan or microwave safe bowl, warm milk until heated through to desired temperature (about 2-3 minutes in microwave, 5 minutes on low in saucepan). With a whisk, blend remaining ingredients until combined.

For Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix

  • Blend all ingredients together. Store in an airtight container. To use, blend two heaping tablespoons with one cup warm milk.