Pumpkin Spice Mocha Hot Chocolate

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This Dunkin’ Donuts® Pumpkin Spice Mocha Hot Chocolate is a creamy, chocolatey drink that’s guaranteed to warm you up on chilly Autumn days!

This Pumpkin Spice Mocha Hot Chocolate is a creamy, chocolatey drink that's guaranteed to warm you up on chilly Autumn days!7:35am on a Saturday morning.  That’s when I found myself running across the street in a robe, slippers and pajama pants.  The first question might be why in the world was I awake at 7:35am on a Saturday morning.  That’s a legit question…especially as this happened before Robbie was born.  I have no valid answer.  But I can explain why I was out there in the middle of the street.

You see, I had discovered that season’s bags of pumpkin spice coffee the night before.  Our neighbors share our love for pumpkin spice coffee, and we’ve made a pact that whoever finds it first should grab a bag for the other.  And that’s why I was out in the street on a chilly Autumn morning.  I was delivering a bag of pumpkin spice coffee to the neighbors just in time for that first cup o’ joe.

This Pumpkin Spice Mocha Hot Chocolate is a creamy, chocolatey drink that's guaranteed to warm you up on chilly Autumn days!The predicament of stalking the delivery truck around town is no longer a problem, though.  We can actually order Dunkin’ Donuts Pumpkin Spice Coffee from Walmart.com and have it delivered to our doorstep.  That’s right!

I’ve always been a fan of seasonal coffee flavors, and pumpkin spice is right up at the top of the list.  Pumpkin spice means the arrival of leaves in beautiful reds, oranges and yellows.  Pumpkin spice means the arrival of sweater season.  Pumpkin spice means the arrival of sitting on the backporch wrapped in a blanket while enjoying the morning’s first cup of coffee.  I live for this time of the year!

This Pumpkin Spice Mocha Hot Chocolate is a creamy, chocolatey drink that's guaranteed to warm you up on chilly Autumn days!Have you ever ordered from Walmart.com?  You can pick up in-store, or you can have the item shipped directly to your door.  Like Dunkin’ Donuts Pumpkin Spice Coffee!  In fact, as I’m sitting here writing this post, I have a mug of pumpkin spice coffee right next to me.  Delicious!

This Pumpkin Spice Mocha Hot Chocolate is a creamy, chocolatey drink that's guaranteed to warm you up on chilly Autumn days!Pumpkin Spice Mocha Hot Chocolate

In celebration of the year’s first bag of pumpkin spice coffee, I decided to take this one a step further.  I decided to combine two of my favorite Autumn drinks: pumpkin spice coffee and hot chocolate.  I love the warming flavors of pumpkin spice, but when they’re combined with the rich taste of homemade hot chocolate?  Drink perfection!  This Pumpkin Spice Mocha Hot Chocolate is a creamy, chocolatey drink that’s guaranteed to warm you up on chilly Fall days!

To make this Pumpkin Spice Mocha Hot Chocolate, you just need to grab a bag of Dunkin’ Donuts Pumpkin Spice Coffee.  Chances are you’ve already got the other ingredients in your pantry: milk, cocoa powder, sugar and a pinch of pumpkin pie spice.  And if you want to get fancy, top this drink with some whipped cream and a pinch of nutmeg or some shaved chocolate!  If you have company visiting anytime this Fall, this Pumpkin Spice Mocha Hot Chocolate would be a great surprise at any time of the day.  Morning, afternoon, evening…it all works!

This Pumpkin Spice Mocha Hot Chocolate is a creamy, chocolatey drink that's guaranteed to warm you up on chilly Autumn days!Dunkin’ Donuts Pumpkin Spice Coffee is a staple in our pantry ever Fall.  I’m actually excited to hop out of bed in the morning knowing that I’ve got a mug of pumpkin spice coffee waiting for me downstairs.  And, yes, I did grab a bag or two of Dunkin’ Donuts Pumpkin Spice Coffee from Walmart.com to share with the neighbors.

I hope your enjoy this Pumpkin Spice Mocha Hot Chocolate as much as we do!  It’s the perfect way to celebrate Autumn.  If you make this drink, swing back by and let me know what you think!  Or better yet, snap a photo and tag me on Instagram (@Spicedblog).  Let’s raise a toast to the first of many pumpkin spice coffees this season.  Cheers, friends!

This Pumpkin Spice Mocha Hot Chocolate is a creamy, chocolatey drink that's guaranteed to warm you up on chilly Autumn days!Looking for more fun pumpkin spice ideas?  Check these recipes out!  They all pair well with a mug of pumpkin spice coffee…I know from experience!

Baked Pumpkin Spice Donut Holes
Pumpkin Spice Pull-Apart Bread
Pumpkin Spice Biscotti
Pumpkin Spice Pound Cake Bites

This Pumpkin Spice Mocha Hot Chocolate is a creamy, chocolatey drink that's guaranteed to warm you up on chilly Autumn days!

Pumpkin Spice Mocha Hot Chocolate

This Dunkin’ Donuts® Pumpkin Spice Mocha Hot Chocolate is a creamy, chocolatey drink that’s guaranteed to warm you up on chilly Autumn days!
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Prep Time: 0 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 186kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups whole milk
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice see note
  • 2 cups Dunkin' Donuts Pumpkin Spice coffee brewed
  • {optional} whipped cream
  • {optional} pinch of nutmeg or shaved chocolate

Instructions

  • Using a microwave or stovetop, heat milk until hot but not boiling.
  • Add cocoa powder, granulated sugar and pumpkin pie spice; stir until sugar has completely dissolved.
  • Add coffee; stir until well combined.
  • Divide into 4 mugs and (optional) top with whipped cream and nutmeg or chocolate shavings; serve hot.

Notes

If you don’t have any pumpkin pie spice in the pantry, you can use ½ tsp cinnamon, ¼ tsp ground ginger, ¼ tsp ground nutmeg and a generous pinch of ground allspice.

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20 Comments

  1. Adorable sweater mug! I’m not a Dunkin fan, except when it comes to coffee. I’ll definitely drink their coffee. Pumpkin and chocolate is complicated for me. I love it. But the combination is its own thing, and often when I crave pumpkin, I want it in its pure form. The answer, of course, is more pumpkin! Gotta have it straight up, as well as with chocolate (or caramel, or maple…). Maybe alternating days?

    1. Hah! So I found that mug last winter, and I totally stuck it away. Then I forgot about it until I went looking for a fun mug for this pumpkin spice mocha hot chocolate. Glad you like it! So I totally know what you mean about chocolate + pumpkin. Sometimes it works, but other times the pumpkin flavor gets lost. In this case, the 50-50 combo tastes awesome. Perfect for a chilly day! Thanks, Jeff!

  2. Like Jeff, cool mug. Does it come in plaid? When living in the states, I had a daily Dunkin coffee habit (the drive-through was across from my office). But, never tried spiced pumpkin. Putting it with hot chocolate, brilliant. I might just try it that way. Maybe with a shot of Kahlua!

    1. Hah! I didn’t see that mug in plaid, but that would’ve been pretty cool, huh? I totally know what you mean about Dunkin’ drive-throughs. They are everywhere in our area, and they always cool my name when I’m out and about early in the morning. But if I had my choice, I’d brew my coffee at home…and then mix it with hot cocoa! 🙂 Thanks so much, Ron!

  3. Would you believe I’ve never had pumpkin spice coffee? PSLs yes (unfortunately) but I’m always skeptical of flavored coffee. If you say it’s good, though, I’ll give it a shot! I love the chocolate twist you put on it :). Have a great weekend!

    1. Say WHAT!? Truth be told, I actually like pumpkin spice coffee way more than PSL. You can control the amount of sugar you add…or just go straight black if that’s how you roll. If you’re a coffee drinker, then you totally need to grab a bag of pumpkin spice coffee…and then mix it with hot chocolate. 🙂 Thanks so much, Kelsie. Hope you have a great weekend, too!

  4. I would absolutely be up and running early — even in pajamas — when it comes to coffee! You’re a good neighbor. This drink sounds SO delectable for a cool morning. And I’ll take one any season. ;-)V

    1. When I roll over in bed in the morning (especially on the weekend), I seriously look forward to going down and getting a cup of coffee. And during the fall season, it’s pumpkin spice! And then for a really fun treat, I take that pumpkin spice and mix it with ho-cho! 🙂 Thanks so much, Valentina. I hope you have a great weekend ahead!

  5. It sounds like a sweater mug fan club is on the horizon. Count me in! As to pumpkin spice, chocolate, and coffee, two to go please :).

    1. Seriously! If only I have a sweater-making mug machine in the basement. 🙂 I think each order would have to come with one of these pumpkin spice + coffee + hot chocolate mixtures, though. It’s so tasty! Thanks, Bill!

    1. You’re telling me, Kathy! We’ve had a good bit of cold, rainy days here lately…and all I want to do is curl up on the couch with one of these drinks! It’s so tasty, and it has all of my favorite flavors. 🙂 Thanks so much!

  6. Oh this hot chocolate is a quintessence of a cozy autumn drinks, David. Indeed this coffee mug looks like dressed up in a white knit sweater! And you know what? I’ve just realized that I’ve never added pumpkin spice in my coffee; it’s interesting when you don’t consider some simple solutions and ideas sometimes. I’ll need add some in my morning coffee tomorrow.

    1. This really is a quintessential Autumn drink, Ben! I mean it’s got all of the best parts of Autumn drinks combined into one. And I can’t believe you’ve never had pumpkin spice coffee! That is an absolute must tomorrow morning…and then go mix it with a good hot chocolate. 🙂 Thanks so much, my friend!

    1. I’m with ya, Dawn. It’s starting to get chilly here (and we’ve had our share of rainy days this week, too), and a good hot drink like this one is definitely in order! This has all of the best Autumn flavors combined into one if you ask me! 🙂

    1. This weather is nuts this year! We go from cold and rainy to warm, sunny and mid-80’s! But the chilly days are coming, and I’m gonna be prepared with some of this pumpkin spice coffee + hot chocolate! 🙂 Thanks, Nicole!

    1. Thank you so much, Sherri! So to be fair, our neighbors didn’t really let me in…it was more like we met in the middle of the street. 🙂 And this drink really is perfect for these chilly Autumn days. We’ve been oddly warm here all week, but today is chilly…and I’m thinking I need a hot drink!

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