This pumpkin frozen white hot chocolate is an easy and tasty seasonal frozen dessert or treat that comes together in less than ten minutes!
I have mentioned here a time or two that I am not really a devotee of all things “pumpkin spice”. I’ve never had a pumpkin spice latte and at this point I don’t know if I ever will, mostly because I’m way too frugal for Starbucks. I don’t have anything against pumpkin spice, though. My issue is that I think that it’s kind of misleading to call things “pumpkin spice” when there’s generally no actual pumpkin in them. On the other hand, I ❤️puffy heart? love pumpkin. So, if there is actual pumpkin involved, I am down for pumpkin spice in whatever form.
Frozen hot chocolate is a phenomenon that started at a restaurant in New York City named Serendipity 3. I’ve never been there, but I’ve heard about their frrrozen hot chocolate for years and always thought it sounded intriguing. I once ordered a frozen hot chocolate at Nana’s (let’s all have a moment of silence for my favorite, sorely missed frozen custard joint – though there’s a new coffee shop there now that I must try soon) and it was pretty tasty but maybe a little too icy for me.
I found a Serendipity 3 cookbook at McKay’s a while back and was inspired by the recipe for their Frrrozen hot chocolate to make my own – but with pumpkin. And white chocolate. And, yes, pumpkin spice. I posted on my personal Facebook page about it, wondering if I should use white chocolate or chocolate chocolate and I got mixed reviews about the idea of making the pumpkin frozen hot chocolate at all; of the non-naysayers, though, white chocolate won the vote by a landslide.
As you can see, I went ahead and went all in for the pumpkin frozen white hot chocolate. I made the frozen white hot chocolate for the first time a few weeks ago, deciding that there was no need to melt the chocolate as called for in Serendipity 3’s recipe. I expected Philip to hate it; he’s not really a pumpkin fan. He didn’t, though. I decided it needed more pumpkin, so I made the pumpkin frozen white hot chocolate one more time, adding a bit more pumpkin. I decided that it’s the perfect fall treat around here, where the temps are still lingering near the eighties.
But really, as long as you bundle up, this pumpkin white hot chocolate is good anytime.
Yield: 2-3 servings
5 minPrep Time:
5 minTotal Time:
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 3/4 cup pumpkin
- 3 ounces white chocolate, broken into smaller pieces
- 1 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (I used Alchemy Spice Wake & Bake Sweet Spice Blend)
- 2 cups ice
- whipped cream, ground nutmeg, and white chocolate shavings, for garnish
- Layer all ingredients except for the garnish into a blender in the order listed. Blend on high speed until the ice is completely blended, stopping to stir as needed. Serve immediately with desired garnishes.