Rich and creamy, this pumpkin hot chocolate tastes like hot cocoa and pumpkin pie had a baby. (The scandal!) But unlike regular hot cocoa and pumpkin pie, this tasty treat won’t wreck your diet. In fact, this steamy cup of satisfaction could be your healthiest chocolate fix ever.
I mean, not only does it have just 62 calories, but it’s packed with nutrients. You’ll score 201% of the daily value of vitamin A, 47% of calcium, and 19% of fiber.
In your hot chocolate!
In fact, this pumpkin hot cocoa is like the perfect man: delicious and seductive and rich, but good for you, too. (Oh no she didn’t!)
Okay, maybe not that good, but still pretty great.
Anyhoo, I got the idea to blend pumpkin into my hot chocolate from Lauren at Oatmeal with a Fork. She left a comment suggesting it on my 42-calorie almond milk hot chocolate, and her suggestion was gold, especially when kicked up with a hit of cinnamon.
I hope you like this quick-and-easy pumpkin hot chocolate as much as I do! It’s the perfect way to warm up crisp fall days—and maybe nights too, if you decide to share. 😉
- ¼ c pumpkin puree (canned or homemade)
- 1 Tbsp cocoa powder
- 3-4 packets Truvia, or other sweetener to taste
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
- pinch of salt (do not omit)
- 1 c unsweetened vanilla almond milk (see Notes)
- In the bottom of your mug, mix the first 5 ingredients plus 1 Tbsp of the almond milk with a fork until smooth.
- Add ¼ of the remaining almond milk and mix again until smooth.
- Add the rest of the almond milk, stir until smooth, and microwave for 1-1½ minutes. Give it a final stir and enjoy!
- Whiz all ingredients in a blender, transfer to a mug, and microwave 1-2 minutes until hot.
-A heaping teaspoon of So Delicious CocoWhip Light swirled on top dresses up this hot cocoa for just 10 more calories. Or, steam a little almond milk in the microwave and swirl some of the resulting foam on top, as I did in the pictures.
Grams of carbohydrate corrected 11/7/16