Did you guys do any black Friday shopping??
I spent black Friday cleaning my black oven. I wish I was joking, but honestly both of my ovens were pretty bad. They were in need of some serious TLC. After a few hours of scrubbing they are now spotless, I even surprised myself Now I am totally ready for all my holiday baking.
I did do a tiny bit of shopping, but I only bought a couple things for myself..oops. I’ve still got 100% of my Christmas shopping to do..
Now that it’s finally cold here in the mornings I occasionally upgrade my usual cup of tea for a mug of hot chocolate. And sometimes I like to spice it up a little more and make a fancy hot chocolate. It’s ok to indulge a little, it is the holidays after all.
The white chocolate is really what makes this for me. I love white chocolate and it pairs really well with the pumpkin and spices. I like to use my homemade pumpkin puree in this – it adds a more vibrant pumpkin flavor than the stuff in the can from the store. Also if you don’t have any pumpkin pie spice laying around, this post shows you how I make my own!
- In a medium saucepan, heat the milk, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, salt and vanilla until the mixture begins to simmer, whisking constantly. Remove from heat.
- Add in the chopped white chocolate and stir until it is completely melted and incorporated.
- Pour into mugs. If desired, top with whipped cream and garnish with cinnamon.