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Spiked Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate

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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.  

spiked pumpkin spice hot chocolate

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.

spike pumpkin spice hot chocolate recipe

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

spiked pumpkin spice hot chocolate

Spiked Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate

Yield: 1
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

A warm and decedanct pumpkin hot chocolate perfect for a cool night


  • 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


  1. 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. 
  2. Pour hot chocolate into a mug and stir in 1 ounce of vanilla vodka.
  3. Top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.
  4. Serve and enjoy immediately. 
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 319Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 26mgSodium: 135mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 1gSugar: 18gProtein: 10g

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If you are a fan of warm fall drinks try this pumpkin spice latte and easy latte that will warm you up during the cool nights ahead. 

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Now take a look at these other delicious fall cocktails.

10 fall cocktails

Spike Hot Apple Cider from Weekend CraftSpice Pear Bellini from Happy Go LuckySpiked Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate from Creative RamblingsApple Cider Spritzer from Red Cottage ChroniclesBlueberry Moscow Mules from Create & BabbleApple Cider Margarita from DIY Daily Life Apple Moscow Mule from Our Crafty MomDrunken Iced Cinnamon Coffee from The Lucky PearHalloween Chocolate Cake Vodka from Michelle James DesignSimple Beer Cocktail from Upright and Caffeinated

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Monday 24th of September 2018

I have never made my own hot chocolate. We have long winters in Iowa and I think this is perfect! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe. I am printing it!

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