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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!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Beverages, Sweets, Vegan
Cuisine: Vegan
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 1
Calories: 251kcal
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!
You might also like Dairy Free Oat Milk Hot Chocolate or Gluten Free Pumpkin Muffins!
You might also like our October Produce Guide.
You might like: Healthy Black Bean Brownies.


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