The creamy combination of pumpkin pie spice and hot chocolate is fall perfection. Made with actual pumpkin, this hot pumpkin pie drink is sure to become a favorite!
How I created this Pumpkin Drink Recipe
I love pumpkin and I love hot chocolate. So when my mom came home from an activity and said they had a creamy warm pumpkin drink I HAD to try it!
It’s so so SOOOO good, creamy and warm and just full of deliciousness. It literally tastes like pumpkin pie in liquid form!
AND it’s nice to have a change from my daily hot Chocolate (oh who am I kidding, I’ll have a mug of this AND a mug of hot chocolate – breakfast and lunch)
It’s good warm by itself, but I like to add a small dollop of fresh whipped cream on top, it’s simply prettier I think. It is great to just make yourself on a cold fall day, or a really fun addition to any holiday party!
I can’t wait to serve it to my kids tonight during our family Halloween fun! And will be so much fun to make after the kids and dads come in after playing football Thanksgiving weekend!
So what do you think? weird or amazing. I was a bit skeptical at first but after a few changes to the original I’m in love. It is SERIOUSLY amazing and my kids love it too!
Just take me to the Hot Pumpkin Drink Recipe already!
If you’d rather skip my tips and tricks for pumpkin spice drink, along with links to other pumpkin recipes and get straight to this delicious hot pumpkin pie drink – simply scroll to the bottom of the page where you can find the printable recipe card.
What is Canned Pumpkin made of?
Canned “Pumpkin” is actually squash! The large orange pumpkins e carve during the season aren’t used for making puree, it’s the smaller, sweeter, sugar pumpkin that you’d use.
These sugar pumpkins are smaller and more watery so it’s easier to produce canned pumpkin from squash and the FDA allows the can’s to say 100% pumpkin because squash and pumpkins are so closely related.
Pumpkin puree is usually made from a winter squash like butternut, Hubbard, Boston Marrow or Golden Delicious. Often a mix of a few kinds of squash mixed together.
Libby’s, which produces 85% of the canned pumpkin in the world, has developed it’s own squash – the Dickinsons, which closely resembles a butternut squash.
I like to make my own pumpkin puree from sugar pumpkins. I will say you have to strain it the puree a it’s super liquidy – also it’s more yellow than orange so the final color of this drink will be different.
Perfect Pumpkin Pie Spice Drink
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If you love Hot Pumpkin Drink you’ll love these other pumpkin recipes!
From Scratch Pumpkin Pie | The Best Hot Chocolate | Cream Cheese Pumpkin Pie
Coconut Curry Pumpkin Soup | Pumpkin Bread | Mini Ghost Pumpkin Cakes
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Warm Pumpkin Drink Recipes
- 4 C heavy whipping cream
- 2 C whole milk
- 3/4 C granulated sugar
- 15 oz pure pumpkin
- 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp ground ginger
- 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/16 tsp allspice
- 1/16 tsp ground cloves
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Combine cream, milk and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat.
- Stir until sugar is dissolved.
- Whisk in Pumpkin until well blended, add the spices and vanilla.
- Simmer for 10-15 mins, until mixture is warm.
- Serve with fresh whipped cream.
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sounds like a yummy winter drink!
it is AMAZING! i think I’ve made 3 batches this fall already! Mmmm now i want it again!
Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later!
This sounds incredible! Pinned!
thanks for the pin! It really is so so SO good, well if you like creamy, warm pumpkin 😉
This sounds amazing! I love pumpkin! Pinned!
if you like pumpkin you’ll love this! let me know what you think!
Looks amazing! and believe it or not… I think I can smell it from here too! mmmmm… can’t wait to try it!
that IS amazing 😉 let me know if you try it, it is oh so good!
marissa | Rae Gun Ramblings
If you lived closer I’d totally bring you some (glad your feeling better and can enjoy all the awesome holiday food coming up!)
Kathleen @ Fearlessly Creative Mammas
This sounds really yummy. I think I have to try this. Pinning it for sure!
you TOTALLY have to try it! It is so so SO good! It’s been my favorite brunch lately!
I cannot wait for the weather to cool down and get to indulge in cozy beverages such as this one!
It’s super cold here already so we’ve been enjoying it already – hopefully you are able to enjoy it soon!