Boozy Pumpkin White Hot Chocolate


Oh you know, it’s the holiday season so we figured we’d tempt you with an absolutely decadent, delicious, and over the top hot cocoa recipe!  Because we love you like that.  Seriously.  You need these.  Maybe on Christmas Eve, maybe tonight, who am I to say when!  I just know your life will not be the same if you don’t have one of these sweet treats!  Recipe after the jump.  xx- Sarah  {this post was produced in collaboration with Sarah Dickenson}

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Boozy Pumpkin White Hot Chocolate

Boozy Pumpkin White Hot Chocolate


  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup white chocolate chips
  • 2 1/2cups almond milk, unsweetened
  • 1 can coconut milk, refrigerated for at least 8 hours.
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1/2 ounce bourbon, per cocktail


  • In a sauce pan whisk together chocolate chips and 1/2 cup almond milk over medium-low heat.
  • Add in remaining almond milk, pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice and whisk together.
  • Keep warm over low heat while you prepare the coconut whipped cream.
  • Separate the coconut cream (top solid portion) from the liquid. Set liquid aside for smoothies or soups.
  • Using an electric mixer, beat coconut cream on high speed until fluffy.
  • Add powdered sugar, beat to combine, taste and adjust to your preference with more sugar if you'd like.
  • Pour 1/2 ounce bourbon into each cocktail glass and top with hot chocolate.
  • Spoon out coconut whipped cream and top with a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice. Serve immediately.


Ingredients yield 3 cups of hot chocolate. Depending on size of glassware used, the number of drinks may vary, but there is at least enough for 3 large mugs of hot coco or 6-7 smaller glasses! Kahlua, Baileys or Frangelico would taste great too!

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  1. Meg|

    I’m allergic to almonds and all other nuts. What could I substitute for the almond milk? Just regular milk?

  2. Amy|

    Yaaaay! I just had to give up dairy and soy bc my baby has a protein intolerance – and it seems that everything tasty has dairy or soy in it. This recipe is going to save my holidays!!!

  3. Amy McCord|

    I just have one question…in the ingredients list it calls for “coconut milk”…then in the instructions it says “Separate the coconut cream”. Coconut milk and coconut cream are 2 different things. I’ve never had to separate coconut milk, but the coconut cream (like what’s used for making Pina Coladas) does have a solid and a liquid. Which should be used for this recipe?