Slow Cooker Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate Recipe

This Hot Chocolate Recipe is sure to be a new favorite, it is lusciously creamy and the spices mix beautifully with the white chocolate to create a Pumpkin Spice drink you won’t soon forget. It comes together effortlessly and makes enough to serve 8-10 people.  

With the days getting shorter and much colder I thought I would share with you guys my delicious Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate Recipe. If you are a fan of creamy and rich hot chocolate then you are going to love this unique twist on a classic Fall drink. The fact that it is made in a slow cooker gains it extra bonus points in my opinion, who doesn’t love a “no-watch” recipe right?

Ingredients for Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate Recipe

The ingredients that go into our Hot Chocolate Recipe are simple and sweet! To make it creamy we used both condensed milk and cream which helps to create a thickness you won’t get with milk alone. We also use the traditional spices you would find in a Pumpkin Muffin or Pumpkin Spice Latte. You can adjust the amount of spices you use to fit your tastes, but I think we found a pretty good balance in our recipe. So are you ready for a sweetly spiced cup of Hot Chocolate?

how do you make hot chocolate in a slow cooker?

It is as easy as throwing everything together, giving it a stir and setting it to cook! Honestly, this is my preferred method of making Hot Chocolate as I don’t have to stand over the stove for 45 minutes to ensure the milk doesn’t scorch. And the best part of this Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate is that it is big enough for a crowd which makes it  great for holidays and gatherings!

You can even make it ahead of time and keep it in a sealed container in the fridge, then you just set your slow cooker to “keep warm” to reheat it slowly before your guests arrive. Anything that saves me time when I am trying to entertain is a win-win, especially when it only uses 1 dish.

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate

This Hot Chocolate Recipe is sure to be a new favorite, it is lusciously creamy and the spices mix beautifully with the white chocolate to create a Pumpkin Spice drink you won't soon forget. It comes together effortlessly and makes enough to serve 8-10 people. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time1 hr 35 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Hot Chocolate Recipe, Pumpkin Spice, Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate
Servings: 10 people
Author: Melissa

Ingredients

  • 1 can Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 can Pumpkin Puree (not pie filling) 15 oz
  • 2 cups Heavy Cream
  • 6 cups Milk we used 1%
  • 1 package White Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 tbsp Ground Cinnamon + additional for sprinkling on top of cups
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 1/8 tsp Ground Nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp Allspice
  • 1/8 tsp Ground Cloves

Instructions

  • Slow Cooker Method
    In a small bowl whisk together all spices to combine
  • Next, combine the condensed milk and cream in your slow cooker and stir to an even consistency. Add in your pumpkin puree and milk, stirring to combine. 
  • Add in spices and white chocolate chips and stir. Set to high for 1.5 hours or low  for 2.5 hours, being sure to stir every 20 minutes or so. 
    Slow Cooker White Hot Chocolate Recipe
  • Stove-top Method
    Follow directions above but using a large sauce pot instead. Set it over medium-low heat on the stove for approximately 45 minutes. Be sure to stir every 10 minutes to prevent the milk from scorching. 

Notes

You can easily adjust the spices to your tastes, and can even use milk chocolate chips if you prefer them over the white chocolate. Either way this Hot Chocolate Recipe is going to become a new favorite! 
 
Slow Cooker Pumpkin Spice White Hot Chocolate Recipe

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Spice White Hot Chocolate Recipe –
A rich & creamy Hot Chocolate Recipe with spices that mix beautifully with the white chocolate
to create a Pumpkin Spice drink your taste buds will love. #HotChocolateRecipe #SlowCookerHotChocolate #PumpkinSpice

toppings for your hot chocolate

You can get as creative as you would like with toppings for yours but personally I find this Hot Chocolate recipe perfect just the way it is. That being said, you can never go wrong with a dollop of whipped cream or a nice fluffy marshmallow.

Other toppings could include:

  • Fresh grated nutmeg
  • Chocolate dipped cinnamon sticks – a garnish with a purpose!
  • Cookies (cut and placed on the side of your mug)
  • Homemade Caramel Sauce for drizzle
  • Flavored marshmallows
  • Sprinkles for on top of whipped cream
  • Chopped Pecans or Walnuts – both delicious with the pumpkin flavors

Pumpkin Spice White Hot Chocolate Recipe

 

Mmm just look at how tasty that cuppa Hot Chocolate looks, it just screams Fall comfort to me. Be sure to make a batch for your next gathering and let us know what you thought using #OliveYum on Instagram for a chance to be featured.

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Pumpkin Scone Recipe with Spiced Cream Cheese Frosting!

Photos updated: September 14, 2018

Easy and Delicious Pumpkin Scones with a Spiced Cream Cheese Frosting - This recipe will become a favorite in your house and QUICK! So easy to make, and easier to devour. #PumpkinScones #CreamCheeseFrosting #PumpkinSpice

Easy and Delicious Pumpkin Scones with a Spiced Cream Cheese Frosting – This recipe will become a favorite in your house and QUICK! So easy to make, and easier to devour. #PumpkinScones #CreamCheeseFrosting #PumpkinSpice

Pumpkin season is in full swing guys, whether you like it or not, there is no way around it! I used to HATE pumpkin anything, there wasn’t a single thing I would eat if it had pumpkin in it…In my opinion they were just to be used on Halloween for carving and throwing away the next day! That all changed when I started to cook for myself and was able to play with the flavors to create a “spice level” that I could tolerate. This Pumpkin Scone Recipe is so easy and delicious, and is covered in a simple Spiced Cream Cheese Frosting that you can use on a number of other seasonal treats. I will be trying my hand at some pumpkin muffins and perhaps an apple fritter loaf just so I can lick the frosting from the bowl  so I can bring you guys more delicious treats for my favorite Fall season!!

A delicious Pumpkin Scone smothered in a Spiced Cream Cheese Frosting! The perfect Fall treat!

A delicious Pumpkin Scone smothered in a Spiced Cream Cheese Frosting! The perfect Fall treat!

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Just looking at them again makes me want to lick my screen…who’s with me?!

Now, the trick to these scones is really all in the making of the dough! You want to make sure you have everything ready to go ahead of time, no running back and forth trying to sort your ingredients! Don’t worry, we are all guilty of it! In fact, when I was remaking the recipe so I could update my photos I forgot the butter…LIKE HOW?! I had to start all over again and was exhausted by the time I was ready to take the photos! There have been too many times to count where I have had one part of a recipe ready and was throwing things in the fridge so I could run to the store for the 10 things I forgot (duh). Alright, ready for my tricks and tips for the perfect Pumpkin Scone Recipe!?

Tips and Tricks to the Perfect pumpkin scone

  • Cut your butter into cubes and put on a plate back into the fridge to keep cold until ready
  • Cover your countertop in plastic wrap (where you will be rolling the dough) trust me! And, if you don’t, check out my Overnight Cinnamon Rolls to see why!!
  • Pre-measure and sift your dry ingredients into a bowl
  • Use the regular pumpkin puree, NOT the spiced pie filling (or you will overdo it with the spice factor)
  • Start off with less spice if you prefer a light flavor (nutmeg, ginger, cloves) you can always add more but can’t take out
  • Do not shape your dough into a thin circle (trust me…they will burn!) keep it at 1″ for a nice and fluffy scone
  • Use a pizza cutter to cut your dough into even triangles (I am all about multipurpose tools in the kitchen)!
  • Place the scones into a sealed container (single layer) and put in the fridge to keep your icing fresh and yummy!

Pumpkin Scone Recipe with Spiced Cream Cheese Frosting!

Easy and Delicious Pumpkin Scones with a Spiced Cream Cheese Frosting - This recipe will become a favorite in your house and QUICK!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: English, English-American
Servings: 8 scones
Author: Melissa ~The Olive Blogger

Ingredients

Scones

  • 2 1/4 c Flour AP
  • 1/2 c Granulated Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Ginger
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Cloves
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg
  • 3/4 c Butter cubed and cold
  • 1/4 c Milk whatever you have on hand is fine, we used 1%
  • 1 Egg
  • 1.5 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 c Pumpkin Puree NOT pie filling

Frosting

  • 1/4 c Butter room temp
  • 1/2 brick Cream Cheese room temp
  • 1.5 c Powdered Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 4 tsp Milk
  • 1/4 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp Nutmeg
  • pinch of ground cloves

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 400 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper (or baking mat).
  • In your stand mixer, combine your dry ingredients for the scones.
  • Add in your cold butter and mix on low speed until it combines with the dry to create small "pea" sized balls.
  • In a small bowl mix together your wet ingredients and add to your prepared butter/flour mixture.
  • Mix until just combined (any longer and they will not be fluffy)
  • On a floured surface form your mixture in a ball and flatten with your hand to create a medium circle that is about 1" thick.
  • Use a pizza cutter, or serrated knife, to cut into 8 scones, place on baking sheet and cook in oven for 15 minutes (they will be slightly golden around the edges).

Frosting

  • In stand mixer, cream together butter and cream cheese until soft and smooth.
  • Add in sugar and spices and on low speed mix in the milk 1 tsp at a time until it reaches the consistency you are looking for (thicker for muffins and thinner for scones).

 

Well there you have it guys! The recipe makes 8 good size scones, we cut some of them down even smaller so we could have mini scones (which are perfect with your morning coffee or tea!). See the pics below to check out the consistency of the dough and how we cut them using a pizza cutter!

Scone-Dough-Crumbles

Pumpkin Spice Scones

 

 

 

 

 

So, what recipes do you love using pumpkin and other classic Fall flavors?! Give this Pumpkin Scone recipe a try, you won’t regret it!

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