Pumpkin Spiced White Hot Chocolate
Who does not love hot chocolate in the winter? There are a number of ways to make this old standby different, and this is one of them. This is my pumpkin-spiced white hot chocolate because I’m not over my pumpkin obsession just yet.
In this simple recipe, white chocolate replaces the traditional milk or dark chocolate, which lightens this tasty hot beverage immensely. The next step may throw you a bit. A touch of pumpkin puree–pure pumpkin puree (not the pumpkin pie mix one often buys by mistake)–and some delicious winter spices swirled in make this hot chocolate extraordinary.
For this recipe, I use whole milk with a bit of heavy cream. That may turn some people off and I get that. But I’ve tried many combinations, trying to be more healthful, and the reality is that this just tastes better than the alternatives so don’t skimp, commit–you’ll be glad you did. So if you are looking for a lovely holiday indulgence, I think this one is truly worth it!