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Healthy Pumpkin Hot Chocolate

This super creamy and delicious Healthy Hot Chocolate Recipe with Pumpkin is like pumpkin pie in a cup! If you’re in need of some cozy comfort with a big dash of flavor, look no further! This autumn beverage made with cacao powder, plant-based milk, pumpkin puree and a dash of warming spices is a nutritious way to get your pumpkin fix sans guilt. Vegan, dairy-free, soy-free, gluten-free + refined sugar-free!
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Course: Beverages, Sweets, Vegan
Cuisine: Vegan
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1
Author: Kristen Wood


  • 2 cups plant-based or dairy milk
  • 2 tablespoons cacao powder
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup see Tips section above in post for other options
  • 1 teaspoon unrefined coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons pure pumpkin puree


  • In a blender or food processor combine milk, cacao powder, maple syrup, coconut oil and spices. Blend until smooth.
  • Add pumpkin puree. Blend until smooth and frothy.
  • Pour into a saucepan and heat over medium heat until warmed throughout.
  • Pour into a mug, optionally sprinkle with ground ginger (+ a good stir), and enjoy!


Please see ‘Tips’ above in the blog post for suitable substitutions, storage advice and more!


Serving: 2cups | Calories: 251kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 658mg | Potassium: 304mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 4669IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 656mg | Iron: 2mg
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