From bookmark to blog: pumpkin hot chocolate with vanilla coconut milk whipped cream

pumpkin hot chocolate

Want to know what pretty much single-handedly got me through the 31 days of the paleo challenge?

This.

I don’t think it ever made it’s way into a post because it was always consumed at about 9pm after the day’s eats went up when the nightly tea + chocolate cravings would pretty much consume every ounce of my being and drive me to the brink of insanity unless I did something about it. It’s the only thing I hid from you, promise. And it’s paleo, so I didn’t cheat.

I might have a chocolate addiction. I’m aware.

Pumpkin hot chocolate

I saw this on Ashley’s blog the day she posted it and considering the ever present half empty can of pumpkin in my fridge, I knew this was a must.

If you live in the northeast, this is perfect to make while we’re getting buried by Nemo today & tomorrow. Which, by the way, I find very difficult to take seriously considering this  “crippling, historical storm” (as weather.com put it) is named after a striped kid fish from a Disney movie.

Pumpkin hot chocolate

The recipe can be found here. And don’t skip the almond extract like she says. It totally brings the whole thing together.

I added some whipped coconut milk cream to make it even more decadent which I highly suggest you do too because when is whipped cream ever a bad idea? Recipe for that below.

Happy weekend! If I’m not back on Monday, I’ve most likely been buried and/or the generator has run out of gas. #winterblows

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From bookmark to blog: pumpkin hot chocolate with vanilla coconut milk whipped cream
 
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A dairy free whipped cream to top pumpkin hot chocolate.
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup coconut cream from a full fat coconut milk can. (this is the creamy hard stuff that forms at the top of a can after placing the can in the refrigerator overnight)
  • ¼ vanilla bean seeds (or ½ teaspoon vanilla extract)
Instructions
  1. Place coconut cream in a bowl and beat with an electric mixer until fluffy and peaks start to form.
  2. Add vanilla bean seeds or extract and beat again until incorporated.

Previous Bookmark to Blog series posts:

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nectarine sage & brie pizza

java almond butter

roasted smashed sweet potatoes

chocolate dipped stuffed peaches

trapanese pesto pasta

roasted cherry bacon ice cream

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  1. 1

    It’s really cold here (although probably not as cold as Nemo will be…) so I could really go for a giant mug of this right now.

  2. 2

    Stay warm and safe with Nemo (the name. Still cracks me up). Snuggle up with Ginger, your hubby (if he’s not out of town) and a cup of this shizz and you’ll be good to go. What a yummy sounding drink. Perfect for my winter woes. It’s snowing here too. Not nearly as bad as your neck of the woods, but it’s still annoying and doesn’t motivate me to get out of my warm bed each morning. It’s OK to be addicted to chocolate. They say the first step is admitting you have an addiction :)

  3. 3

    Who picked the names of these storms? Gandolf and now Nemo…

  4. 4

    Stay warm and make a double batch!

    And guess who has a can of coconut milk to finally try coconut milk whipped cream? THIS GIRL! I may be a little too excited…

    • 5
      Running to the Kitchen says:

      I hope you try it out! I actually think I like it better than regular whipped cream. But I am obsessed with all things coconut…

  5. 6

    I love coconut milk whipped cream! I think it’s even better than the real stuff

  6. 7

    What’s not to love?

  7. 8

    Ooh this sounds perfect for my late night cravings too! They’re the hardest part of my day! haha

  8. 9

    I’m adding bourbon.

  9. 10

    Oooh, this looks divine! Two of my all time favourites in one mug!
    I’m pinning so I can find it again on the weekend. Thanks for sharing!

  10. 11

    When I first heard that they were claling the storm Nemo, I thought it was a case of Ron Burgundy reading whatever was put on the teleprompter… { I’m Ron Burgundy? }But the fact that they Seriously called it Nemo makes me laugh and take weather men less seriously than I’ve ever taken them before. But I am takign this mug of hot chocolate Very Seriously. Looks delightful.

  11. 12

    This looks totally delicious!!! Will definitely have to try

  12. 13

    that sounds delicious. lately im loving anything coconuty. this seems like an awesome topping to any drink.

    love, x
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  13. 14

    Yum, looks delicious! The healthiest I get with chocolate is snacking on a bowl of cocoa nibs and raisins.

  14. 15

    Def a winter warmer, I will be giving this a go many thanks.

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