Thursday, October 27, 2011

pumpkin hot chocolate

Today is cold, and not just for us wussys, like, its in the 40's and rainy...that's cold right?
I really wanted to go to Starbucks and get some pumpkin hot chocolate, cause it just seemed like the right thing to do.
But. I am kinda (reeeeally) a  tight wad and decided to stay home and wing it myself.
(like my hot chocolate shelf?)
I have to say, homemade pumpkin hot chocolate is pretty much celestial.
I didn't write down what I here is a rough estimate most all of mine are:

two mugs full of milk, pour that into your sauce pan, I used whole milk, OH YES I DID!
about 1/4 scant cup cocoa powder
about 1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 tsp cinnamon
dash of nutmeg and cloves and ginger (or just use pumpkin pie spice if you have it)
mix that all up and heat until steaming. (I used a whisk cause for some reason, cocoa hates on milk) 

I didn't have whip cream, so I dumped some mini mallows in there instead and BAM! Take that Starbucks!

Just finished my second mug:)
like I said before, this is a estimated recipe, so make it your own!


Southern Belle said...

is that cocoa powder or hot chocolate powder? I am totally going to try it! I am a tight wad too!

Rach said...

stacey its cocoa powder, if you have hot chocolate mix, I would use that just dont add the extra sugar!:)

Haley said...

rach...YUM-O. thanks for the recipe! and i most definitely like you hot cocoa shelf :)

R* said...

Do you like Chai? I'm not adventurous enough in the kitchen to play around with the approximately 2983705293752057 spices that go into a delicious chai latte but wouldn't mind going with a tried-and-true recipe ;)

Guess I should pack sweaters for next week, eh?

Megan Marie said...

torture! no hot liquids. wisdom teeth just out. i'll try it soon though!