Thursday, May 30, 2013

Pintrest and Movie Night Finale - Pumpkin Pie White Hot Chocolate

It has been a little while, but I assure you I am still alive and somewhat healthy.  Before I get to the finale of my pintrest and movie night, I have some exciting news; later today I will be participating in the Pintester Movement with my first craft on this blog!  I also have a new recipe waiting to be posted and a Star Trek craft that I pulled off while entirely inebriated.  More crafts are going to be coming, my friend from the Pintrest night is going to have a craft night with me too!

Time to get back on topic.  Our final treat of the night was Pumpkin Pie White Hot Chocolate, to keep off the chills from scary ghost movies of course.  Truthfully, I have always had a weak spot for pumpkin, it is my favorite flavor in the world.

The recipe for this one was pretty simple and didn't require much time.  We just heated milk, pumpkin, and spices in a saucepan until it simmered and then melted in some chocolate.  See?  Super simple stuff, just like train etiquette.

 When it was finished my friend even had awesome clear mugs to show it off in!  

It definitely makes for a much better picture than my clear batman mugs would have.

We actually added more white chocolate than the recipe called for, because four ounces didn't seem like enough.  We pretty much added double.  It still didn't seem sweet enough for me.  Everyone else enjoyed it, and it had a good pumpkin flavor.  I think a little whipped cream on top would have made these much better.  I think I will try it again next fall with the whipped cream and some almond milk.

Here is the recipe, if you would like to try it out for yourself.

3 cups whole milk
1 cup canned pumpkin
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1/8 teaspoon cloves
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon vanilla
8 ounces white chocolate chips (this is the amount we put in)
pinch of salt

1. Heat all the ingredients, except the chocolate, in a medium sized sauce pan until it start to simmer, mixing occasionally so the milk doesn't scald on the bottom.
2. Remove from heat and add the chocolate
3. Stir until mixture is smooth and all the chocolate has melted
4. Pour into mugs and enjoy!

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