When the weather outside is frightful, sipping a boozy pumpkin white hot chocolate, like this one inspired by Minimalist Baker, with family or friends is deliciously delightful! If the frigid winter cold has you holed up at home, don’t fret! Simply cozy up with glasses of this Kahlua-kissed pumpkin hot chocolate and enjoy your company.
Hot chocolate made with white chocolate, pumpkin and booze, you ask? Oh yes! And what better time of year? Stop complaining about the cold, get in your kitchen right now and make this delectable winter drink! Though ripping open a packet of hot cocoa and pouring it into a cup of hot water is the quick and easy way to break the winter chill, you’re no longer a kid and you don’t have to drink like one either.
Boozy gourmet hot chocolate couldn’t be easier! All you need is a handful of key ingredients, a saucepan and a few minutes. Since you’re stuck indoors anyway, you can make extra batches of this boozy hot beverage and drink more than one.
Ready to make this warm and cozy drink?
The best hot chocolate is made with a high-quality white chocolate; resist the urge to use cheap candy melts or white bars of candy coating! Choose and use a premium white chocolate you can’t live without.
Pumpkin puree? This is where you can close your eyes, take a deep breath, and let the pumpkin and spice aromas warm your soul. The steamy fragrance will whet your thirst and the rich, thick texture of this hot drink will warm your belly.
In a saucepan over low-medium heat, whisk together chopped white chocolate and a half-cup of whole milk and continue whisking until the white chocolate is melted.
Continue adding ingredients
Add the rest of the milk, pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice and whisk.
Whisk until mixture is hot
This will burn easily, so constant stirring is key.
Prepare mugs for boozy pumpkin white hot chocolate
Pour a small amount of white hot chocolate into two to four glasses or mugs.
Pour in Kahlua
Add one ounce of Kahlua to each glass and stir to combine. Pour more white hot chocolate into each glass to the top.
Top with whipped cream
As if the pumpkin white hot chocolate isn’t delish all on its own, you get to make it even more irresistible with an impressive crown of whipped cream, a drizzle of caramel sauce and a dash of pumpkin pie spice.
Add caramel sauce
Your drink needs a gorgeous garnish!
Your boozy pumpkin white hot chocolate is ready! Gather your family and friends around the fireplace, sit back and sip your cares away.
Enjoy for a holiday party or just a cozy night at home
Nothing says Holidays like this Boozy pumpkin white hot chocolate!
1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice plus extra for garnish
1 ounce Kahlua coffee liqueur
In a saucepan over low-medium heat, combine the white chocolate and 1/2 cup of the milk. Cook, continuously whisking, for three to four minutes or until the white chocolate is melted and the mixture is smooth.
Add the remainder of the milk, pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice, whisking the ingredients until well combined. Continue to heat, whisking often, until the mixture is hot.
Pour a small amount of the hot chocolate into two to four serving glasses and add one ounce of Kahlua to each glass. Stir to combine.
Top each glass off with white hot chocolate and stir.
Garnish with whipped cream, caramel sauce, and a dash of pumpkin pie spice.