It’s November! This means the holidays are just around the corner, and that’s my favorite time of year! I want to say I’m gonna start listening to Christmas music, but that would be a lie. I’ve been listening to Christmas music since August.
I live in Southern California and the weather forgets every year to get cold and snowy. I keep reminding it, but I guess it forgets. It’s getting harder and harder for me to get into the winter season when I open the windows and it’s 80 degrees out. I complain a lot about the weather here in sunny SoCal. I often have to ask myself why I choose to leave the gorgeous and seasonal East Coast..…
Then I remember….
How I could I resist that silly face? So I’m doing my darndest to get my lovely husband to make the voyage back to the motherland…but until that happens, I need some great recipes to get me in the holiday mood since the weather sure isn’t!
This is the perfect recipe to kick off the holiday spirit! It’s hot chocolate with both dark and white chocolate melted in. You can certainly go all one chocolate flavor, but I personally love dark chocolate so much I had to mix both. The dark chocolate (in my opinion) isn’t sweet enough and since you’re not adding any additional sweeteners, the creamy white chocolate is a perfect balance. Adding in the silky smooth pumpkin puree as well as the addition of spicy seasonings makes this a warm and toasty mug full of holiday happiness. You can quote me on that.
Makes about 4 servings
3 cups whole milk
1 cup canned pumpkin puree
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
pinch of ground cloves
pinch of sea salt
pinch of nutmeg
pinch of cinnamon
2 oz. dark chocolate, roughly chopped
3 oz. white chocolate, roughly chopped
In a small pan over medium heat combine the milk, pumpkin puree, vanilla and spices. Whisk constantly until smooth.
Stir until just simmering.
Remove from heat and add chocolate shavings (reserve some for garnish).
Top each mug with a generous mound of whipped cream, a few shavings of chocolate, and a sprinkle of spices.
Original Recipe: TidyMom