I am not a coffee drinker. Instead of a coffee mug, I have a tumbler of water on my desk at work. In the cold months, however, I do enjoy a nice, warm drink–usually English tea, spiced cider, or hot chocolate. The drink in this post is for anyone out there who, like me, gets a little caught up in the Fall pumpkin hype but doesn’t see it for the pumpkin spice latte. Or, maybe you are all about #PSL and just want to add something to your rotation. This hot chocolate is Fall in a glass and will definitely do the trick. The balance of pumpkin and chocolate is just right and the spice combination provides that Autumnal jumping-into-a-pile-of-leaves feeling of comfort that we don’t experience in my part of Texas until practically Christmas Eve. 🙂 Per usual, this drink comes together in almost no time at all.
1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon canned pumpkin
2 teaspoons cocoa powder ( I use Hershey’s 100% cacao “Special Dark”)
3 cups milk (I used unsweetened almond)
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Dash of ground ginger
Dash of nutmeg
Whipped cream for garnish
Makes two servings.
Add cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger. Stir in then simmer for a few more minutes.
Pour into two mugs and garnish with whipped cream and additional cocoa powder, if desired.
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