The weather is turning cooler and the leaves are changing color, fall is officially here! What better way to kick off the season then with a warm spiked pumpkin spice hot chocolate. This drink is perfect for cool nights. It’s week 2 of the fall cocktail series which means you will find 9 other fall cocktails at the end of this post, be sure to check them out.
A spiked hot chocolate can be as simple as adding a little liquor to a packet of pre made hot cocoa. Or, you can take a few minutes to make this delicious drink from scratch. Once you’ve made hot chocolate from scratch, and learn just how simple it is, you won’t want to go back to the pre made mix.
Sugar and cocoa powder combined with milk over low heat is all it takes to make homemade hot chocolate. Add a little vanilla and pumpkin pie spice and you have a fall drink the whole family can enjoy. I like to make a batch just like this for my kids, then add a shot of vanilla vodka for the adults to enjoy.
Spiked Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate
- 1 Tbsp sugar
- 1 Tbsp cocoa powder
- 1 cup milk
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1 ounce vanilla vodka
- whipped cream, for garnish
- chocolate shavings, for garnish
- In a small saucepan combine sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla, pumpkin pie spice and milk. Whisk continuously over low heat until all ingredients are combined and milk is heated through. Simmer, do not boil.
- Pour hot chocolate into a mug and stir in 1 ounce of vanilla vodka.
- Top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.
- Serve and enjoy immediately.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 319 Total Fat: 9g Saturated Fat: 5g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 26mg Sodium: 135mg Carbohydrates: 35g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 18g Protein: 10g
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Now take a look at these other delicious fall cocktails.
Spike Hot Apple Cider from Weekend Craft • Spice Pear Bellini from Happy Go Lucky • Spiked Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate from Creative Ramblings • Apple Cider Spritzer from Red Cottage Chronicles • Blueberry Moscow Mules from Create & Babble • Apple Cider Margarita from DIY Daily Life • Apple Moscow Mule from Our Crafty Mom • Drunken Iced Cinnamon Coffee from The Lucky Pear • Halloween Chocolate Cake Vodka from Michelle James Design • Simple Beer Cocktail from Upright and Caffeinated
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