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Pumpkin White Hot Chocolate

Ingredients:
3 cups milk (whole, low fat, soy or almond)
1 cup canned pumpkin
½ teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 ounces chopped white chocolate


Directions:

  1. Heat the milk, pumpkin puree, and spices in a sauce pan until it just starts to simmer and remove form heat.
  2. Add the vanilla and chocolate then stir until it has melted.
  3. Pour into mugs. Garnish suggestions: whip cream, ground cinnamon or cinnamon stick

Nutrition Information (per serving):

Calories: 190
Total Fat: 9 g 
Saturated Fat: 5 g
Cholesterol: 14 mg
Sodium: 93 mg
Carbohydrates: 21 g
Protein: 7 g

Additional Idea:

Easy low calorie pumpkin hot cocoa:  Mix ½ teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice with one envelope of hot cocoa mix (sugar free, fat free or low calorie) in a mug. Add 2 tablespoons canned pumpkin and ¾ cup hot water. Stir. Garnish with cinnamon.

Recipe contributed by Dean dietitian Mary Hughes, RD.