Time for another Secret Recipe Club! For those who haven’t seen my previous Secret Recipe Club posts, this club includes a group of bloggers who are assigned a different blog each month and secretly make a recipe to post on their specified reveal day. I look forward to my assignment email every month and discovering new blogs. It is also fun to see what someone chooses from your blog.
This month I was assigned Lynsey’s blog, Lynsey Lou’s. While she has no formal training, Lynsey has always been surrounded by food and learned to cook by watching her parents and grandparents in the kitchen. Cooking even became part of the foundation of her relationship with her husband and he still remembers her food from college. They have now been married for seven years and have a beautiful son. She says some of her greatest joy comes from seeing others enjoy her food. I can personally relate to this. This passion for food led to Lynsey starting her blog in June, 2008 after being inspired by a few fellow bloggers.
Lynsey has an amazing assortment of recipes to choose from. She calls southern homestyle cooking her comfort zone, but is also creative and will experiment with gourmet recipes and other flavors. In keeping with the season, I made her Pumpkin Spice White Hot Chocolate. Here are some other recipes perfect for Autumn: Browned Butter Cookies with Caramel Frosting, Baked Pumpkin Donut Holes, Hot Buttered Rum Pancakes, Brown Butter Pumpkin Latte Cupcakes, Peanut Butter Reeses Pie, Maple Pumpkin Buttermilk Biscuits, Sage Macaroni and Cheese, Pumpkin Spice Waffles, Reeses Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Dip, and Dark Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Blondies with Brown Butter Frosting.
The temperatures outside haven’t reached freezing yet, but it is starting to get a bit chilly in the mornings. This Pumpkin Spice White Hot Chocolate was perfect with our breakfast. It takes less than 10 minutes to make, plus includes a little vegetable! Chad and Evan don’t like chocolate, so this is a nice substitute for the traditional hot chocolate. I topped off the mugs with whipped cream and a pinch of pumpkin pie spice. You can also add mini marshmallows or grated white chocolate or all of the above.
Want to make your own pumpkin puree? Here is a how-to guide.
Check out what everyone else in Group D of the Secret Recipe Club made!
Pumpkin Spice White Hot Chocolate
Adapted from Lynsey Lou’s
1 cup milk
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup and 2 tablespoons pumpkin puree
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
pinch ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 ounces white chocolate, chopped
Grated white chocolate
Pinch pumpkin pie spice
In a small saucepan, whisk together milk, cream, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, and cloves over medium heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until the milk begins to summer. Remove from heat and whisk in vanilla and white chocolate until melted and smooth.
Serve immediately with desired garnishes: whipped cream, marshmallows, white chocolate, and/or pinch pumpkin pie spice.