Now, remember, I'm picky about pumpkin. Too much, and I won't consume it. So I was curious to try this, and I am here to tell you, it's just enough, not too much. Delicious, really. Hot, spicy, sweet, very cold-weather-y. Which is ironic and annoying, it being in the 60's just two days before Christmas. But that won't stop me from having some Steamy Sips!
Pumpkin Spice White Hot Chocolate (print recipe)
1 1/2 cups whole milk
1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
Pinch of ground cloves
2 ounces white chocolate, roughly chopped, plus more for garnish if desired
1/2 tsp vanilla
Pinch of sea salt
In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine milk, pumpkin and spices. Cook, stirring constantly, until just simmering. Remove from heat and add chocolate, vanilla and salt. Pour into two mugs. Just before serving, top each mug with a generous amount of whipped cream, a few shavings of white chocolate, and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon. Serve immediately. Makes 2 servings.