It is just starting to cool off outside here and put a little chill in the air. When we came in from Baseball and Soccer last night the kids wanted hot chocolate. Good thing I was thinking ahead and had this Crockpot Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate in the crockpot on warm and ready to go. THEY LOVED IT!
This White Hot Chocolate is full of pumpkin & cinnamon flavor and is the perfect thing to warm you up on a crisp fall day. Plus, the smells of pumpkin and cinnamon will fill your house with an amazing aroma! Wonderful to enjoy after an evening at the Pumpkin Patch or Fall Festival.
- 4 cups whole milk
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
- 4 3- inch cinnamon sticks
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg (plus additional if desired)
- Additional cinnamon sticks for serving (optional)
- Whipped cream for topping (optional)
- Add milk, white chocolate chips, pumpkin, 4 - 3-inch cinnamon sticks, ginger, and 1 teaspoon nutmeg in a 3 quart or larger slow cooker/Crock Pot.
- Heat on low for 2 - 3 hours, stirring every 10 minutes or so the first hour (to help distribute the white chocolate as it melts) and then occasionally after that.
- To serve, ladle into mugs and top with whipped cream, if using. Grate some fresh nutmeg over the top and add a cinnamon stick (the pumpkin tends to settle a bit so the cinnamon stick has the added bonus of acting as a stir stick).