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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Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 1

Serving Size: 1 Standard Size Mug (300ml)

Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate


  • 200ml milk
  • 50g hot chocolate powder
  • 50g pumpkin puree
  • 2 tbsp mixed spice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • whipped cream to serve
  • sprinkle of mixed spice to serve


  1. Heat the milk in a saucepan over a medium-high heat until it starts to boil.
  2. Lower the temperature and addd in your hot chocolate powder, stirring until smooth.
  3. Add in pumpkin puree, mixed spice and vanilla extract. Stir until smooth.
  4. Pour into a mug, top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of mixed spice.
  5. Serve and enjoy!


We used tinned pumpkin puree for convenience, but you can also make your own. Tinned pumpkin puree is widely available in the US, but it can also be found in most larger UK supermarkets in the world food or US section.

Pumpkin pie spice can be substituted for mixed spice.

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