We are big hot chocolate fans over here and we also happen to be big pumpkin fans! This recipe is the best of both worlds and is a great way to use up leftover pumpkin. It is super easy to make and is a drink that can be loved by people of all ages! Try enhancing your whipped cream by adding vanilla sugar to it! We promise, you won't be disappointed!



  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. ginger
  • 1/8 tsp. cloves
  • 1/8 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract made with VanillaPura vanilla beans. (We recommend Hawaiian or Madagascar with this recipe.) 
  • 4 oz. white chocolate, chopped
  • pinch salt


  1. In a medium saucepan, stir together the milk, pumpkin and spices and heat over medium heat just until the mixture begins to simmer.
  2.  Remove from heat and add in the chopped white chocolate and stir together until completely melted and fully incorporated.  
  3. Pour into mugs and top with whipped cream and sprinkle with cinnamon if desired.

Notes: I found the mixture a bit to chunky to drink, so I pressed it through a sieve and it tastes amazing! By doing this, you cut down on the amount of servings and get 2 to 2.5 servings.  Alternatively you could pour the mixture in a blender and get the same results and still yield 4 servings.