We don’t know about you, but every year we look forward to pumpkin spice season (otherwise known as autumn). Naturally, we couldn’t wait to try this pumpkin spice hot chocolate recipe as soon as October hit! The yummy flavours of chocolate and pumpkin paired with cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg spices is an ideal treat as the colder weather comes in.
If you’re in the UK, mixed spice is very similar to the North American “pumpkin pie spice”, which is a mixture of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves and allspice. Our recipe also calls for pumpkin puree. You can make this fresh at home, but for convenience, we picked up a tin from our local supermarket.
This recipe can be whipped up in just 10 minutes or less, and is super rich and comforting. The quantities below make just enough to fit in one of our standard size mugs. Because of how rich this hot chocolate is, we found that one mugful was just enough for one person. If you find it moreish or feel like sharing, adjust quantities accordingly.
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