Just when you thought you’d seen pumpkin spice everything: I pumpkin something else up for you. This slow cooker hot pumpkin spice drink is like a pumpkin pie version of hot cocoa … but better. Make it for a party in your Crock Pot, then store the leftovers – if you have any – to use as a light pumpkin pie creamer for the rest of the week ( or just reheat it in the microwave for a single serving! )
I keep a running list of potential recipes for my blog on my phone. Every time I get some sort of recipe inspiration, I add it to the list. Some things get made immediately when I get home, others sit for months before they ultimately get deleted as horrible ideas ( Smoked Salmon Eclairs, deleted by not forgotten! )
But the other day I was at the grocery store and realize that canned pumpkin was wayyyy cheaper than it had been in previous years and it just hit me: I want to make something like hot chocolate … but with pumpkin.
I stocked up on all kinds of things I might need over the next few days to tweak the recipe to make it perfect, but as always, decided to start with the easiest, most basic version of my hot pumpkin drink ( which ultimately tastes like a delicious liquid, drinkable pumpkin pie ).
Except this crazy thing happened: I tossed in all the things I thought would make a good base, and after a few hours I tasted it and realized: IT’S PERFECT. CHANGE NOTHING.
So here it is: a ridiculously easy, super flavorful, warm, pumpkin pie drink.
PS If you slip a little bourbon or rum in, I won’t tell a soul.
If you love Fall recipes, you might be interested in these, too:
- 15 ounces canned pumpkin
- 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
- 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 4 cups 2% milk
- Place all ingredients in a slow cooker and stir well to combine.
- Cook for 3 hours on high.
- Stir, then serve in slow cooker, lid removed, on warm.