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.

white hot chocolate

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!

white hot chocolate

About the Author

Andrea Potischman

I am a professionally trained NYC chef turned CA mom and food blogger. I post about real food, with doable ingredient lists that are family friendly.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Comment Policy

Simmer + Sauce reserves the right to remove or restrict comments that do not contribute constructively to the topic conversation, contain profanity or offensive language, personal attacks, or seek to promote a personal or unrelated business. Any post found to be in violation of any of these guidelines will be modified or removed without warning. When making a comment on my blog, you grant Simmer + Sauce permission to reproduce your content to our discretion, an example being for a possible endorsement or media kit purposes. If you don’t want your comment to be used for such purposes, please explicitly state this within the body of your comment. If you find evidence of copyright infringement in the comments of, contact me and I will remove that in question promptly.