Pumpkin Spice Cocoa
It is OCTOBER! And you know what that means? It is pumpkin spice season at Citrus & Cane! Everywhere you look there is pumpkin spice everything! I am not going to lie, it took me a while to start getting into the pumpkin spice craze…I guess I am not as basic as I thought I was! I still, to this day, do not like pumpkin spice lattes. They are just way too bitter to me. But, I have come across a pumpkin spice drink this year that I can get behind! Have you tried a pumpkin spice hot chocolate? Let me tell you, you are not going to ever drink hot chocolate the same ever again! This drink made me a pumpkin spice believer out of me and I can’t wait for all of you to try it!
The fall recipe is quite simple. I already had most of the ingredients inside of my pantry. The only thing I had to go out and purchase was a can of pumpkin puree. Sadly enough, I already had all of the fancy toppings! Once October hits, I stock up on all types of Halloween baking necessities like black and orange sprinkles and all of the Halloween shaped marshmallows. I am a bit Halloween OBSESSED! It has always been my favorite holiday since I was a kid and I as an adult I fully embrace SPOOKY SZN! I counted 37 pumpkins at my house and it is only the beginning of October!
You are going to want to get cozy for this recipe. It makes a good date night in drink! So pop in your favorite Halloween movie and grab two cute mugs! I basically have all 8 Harry Potter movies on repeat this season so that is what we will be watching while making this hot beverage. Let’s get started!
-3 cups of milk
-1/4 cup of pumpkin puree
-2 tablespoons of coco powder
-2 teaspoons of pumpkin spice
-1 teaspoon of vanilla
-1 teaspoon of cinnamon
-Halloween shaped marshmallows
Mix together with a whisk the milk, pumpkin puree, coco powder, pumpkin spice, vanilla, and cinnamon in a Dutch oven or large pot on a stove over medium high heat. Whisk until smooth. Let the mixture heat for about five minutes. Stir frequently.
Pour the hot coco into your mug of choice. Be sure to leave enough room at the top for toppings. Top with whipped cream, sprinkles, marshmallows or any other spooky treat your heart desires.
Enjoy this decadent pumpkin spice hot coco with a friend while snuggled up watching a scary movie!
Cheers to pumpkin spice season! 🎃