Hot chocolate is one of my all time favorite drinks! It brings back so many memories of the holidays. And going to the pumpkin patch was always one of the first times I had hot chocolate each year as it was right when the weather was changing and cooling down.
Now that I’m older and have created so many different hot chocolate recipes, I like to mix it up during this time of year. Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate is in season now at Dessert’D and if you’re looking for a little something extra, I’ve created this Boozy Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate recipe that is perfect to make for a cool fall night. You can drink it plain, or top it with whipped cream and marshmallows!
Why use organic ingredients in this recipe? You all know I’m a huge organic advocate, and I bet you may be thinking sometimes, Why would I even bother to use organic ingredients in something that is so sweet and indulgent? But, that is the exact reason why you should use organic ingredients! Sweet things need to have flavor in order to be good, otherwise they are just sweet and they don’t taste like much else. Organic ingredients are more pure than conventional ones, therefore they actually have more flavor than the non organic options. Say it with me, organic means more flavor! And not just more flavor but a more true and pure flavor. And organic ingredients are much healthier for you to eat in general as they do not contain GMOs or anything artificial. Plus, you are being environmentally friendly when you choose organic ingredients!
So, I highly recommend that you buy the best organic ingredients for this recipe! You can also shop my Amazon Storefront for all my favorite organic ingredients here. Tip – hover over each ingredient to see the name. And if you want to learn more about organic foods and the difference, read my post here on Food Labels and What They Mean.
Boozy Pumpkin Spice Hot ChocolateDifficulty: Easy
This fall cocktail will warm you up, with the addition of bourbon and pumpkin spice in a hot chocolate – this fall cocktail is sure to be a hit.
- Hot Chocolate
2 cups organic milk
14 grams (1 1/2 tablespoons) organic milk chocolate, chopped
14 grams (1 tablespoon) organic cane sugar
1/4 teaspoon organic pumpkin spice (like Frontier Co-Op)
3 ounces organic bourbon (2 shots)
- Topping Ideas
Organic Whipped Cream (recipe can be found in The Mountain Baker)
Organic Vanilla Bean Marshmallows (recipe can be found in The Mountain Baker)
Organic cinnamon stick, for garnish
Sprinkle of pumpkin spice
- Add the milk, milk chocolate, cane sugar, and pumpkin spice to a 2-quart pot and put over high heat. Add in the drink thermometer. Whisk until all ingredients are combined and the chocolate and sugar has melted completely. Continue to whisk until it reaches 140°F to 160°F. Remove from heat.
- In two mugs, add 1 1/2 ounces (1 shot) of bourbon into each. Pour hot chocolate over top.
- Add desired toppings.
- High Altitude – Follow the recipe as noted.
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