Pumpkin White Hot Chocolate

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 Winking smile Now I am totally ready for all my holiday baking.

Pumpkin White Hot Chocolate | The Marvelous Misadventures of a Foodie

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..

Pumpkin White Hot Chocolate | The Marvelous Misadventures of a Foodie

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!

Pumpkin White Hot Chocolate | The Marvelous Misadventures of a Foodie

Pumpkin White Hot Chocolate
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Serves: 4 servings
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 ounces white chocolate, roughly chopped
  • whipped cream for topping (optional)
  • Cinnamon to garnish (optional)
  1. 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.
  2. Add in the chopped white chocolate and stir until it is completely melted and incorporated.
  3. Pour into mugs. If desired, top with whipped cream and garnish with cinnamon.
Recipe adapted from Closet Cooking


    • says

      No problem :) I never think about it except for when I am baking…which really isnt an ideal time to clean it haha

  1. says

    I’ve been wanting to make pumpkin hot white chocolate!! This looks amaaaaazing. I love the picture from above and the cinnamon sticks sticking out :)
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    • says

      MAKE SOME!! It’s yummy :)

      Funny note about that photo – the first cinnamon stick was too short and fell right in…oops! haha So I had to work some magic and try a second one ;)

    • says

      Thanks Jessica! I love that you’re a fellow white chocolate lover! It’s a little rich and indulgent but hey, that’s how I roll :)

  2. says

    ugh oven cleaning – not fun! at least you saved money and burned calories instead :) this is such a beautiful mug of delightfulness! reminds me of starbucks at home! this would be so nice to enjoy in front of a rolling fireplace.
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    • says

      Hah! Julie I love your positive way of thinking about it! I feel even better about it now ;)

      I love enjoying things by a fire and this would totally be one of them! – too bad it’s like 7,000 degree here!

    • says

      Haha thanks Hayley! Well stated…this IS a super sexy drink ;)

    • says

      Thank you Katy! Lance doesn’t really like hot beverages so I actually cut the recipe in half which was perfect for me to have a couple mugs of it!

  3. says

    Ugh, you just brought back memories of my last oven cleaning experience when we moved. It took forrrreverr!

    I would love to curl up with this cup of hot cocoa!

    • says

      You are so right Stephanie! It does take FOREVER! I don’t think I’ve ever thought “man, that was so quick an easy – I think I’ll clean my oven more often”. Maybe we can pawn it off on our husbands next time?! They eat all the food that comes out of it… lol

  4. says

    I love this! I’m still not done with pumpkin…and somehow have never made a white chocolate before. I need to get on this! Also…anytime you’d like to clean my oven, you’d be welcome here :) It’s definitely on my to-do list, and I’ve been procrastinating like crazy.
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    • says

      Glad I’m not the only one who is still making stuff with pumpkin, Sarah! I literally procrastinated my oven for a few years…it got so bad I had to deal.

    • says

      I totally agree – this is curl up with a good book hot chocolate :)

  5. says

    Since I don’t drink coffee, I have been spending most of the past chilly mornings starting my day with a cup of hot cocoa, so this looks just wonderful to me. Love the addition of the pumpkin – I bet this is just wonderful!
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    • says

      Amy we might be the only two people in the world that don’t drink coffee! Okay so maybe that’s a little dramatic, but its rare to find someone else who doesn’t either :)


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