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Caramel Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate

This quick and delicious Caramel Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate is made with simple dairy-free ingredients and tastes like Autumn!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 people

Ingredients

  • 2 cups SilkĀ® Unsweetened Almondmilk
  • 2 tablespoons natural unsweetened cocoa (100% cacao)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice**
  • 4 ounces (about 1/3 cup full) dairy-free dark chocolate, chopped or chips (optional)
  • 2-4 tablespoons demerara or granulated sugar
  • mini marshmallows (topping)
  • 2 tablespoons caramel sauce (topping)
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup (topping), optional

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan, bring milk to a simmer over medium-high heat. Whisk in cocoa and pumpkin pie spice until no lumps remain. Then whisk in dark chocolate (if desired, but it will make drink thicker and creamier) and sugar. Let cook, whisking frequently, until mixture is smooth and chocolate had melted (approximately 4 minutes).
  2. Divide hot chocolate among 2 mugs. Top with mini marshmallows and drizzle with caramel sauce (1 tablespoon per mug) and optionally with chocolate syrup (1 tablespoon per mug). Enjoy dairy-free caramel pumpkin spice hot chocolate!

Recipe Notes

You can add more sugar to the recipe or even use a sugar substitute if desired. The amount of marshmallow is free -- it depends on you!