It's pumpkin time!! Not only are actual pumpkins in season, but pumpkin flavored items are taking over the food blog world and the real world. I’ve seen everything from pumpkin macarons to pumpkin spice coffee beans to pumpkin hard cider to pumpkin croissants at the grocery store (these were all at Trader Joe’s if you’re wondering).
Plus, of course, there is the influx of pumpkin spice drinks at all of the coffee shops. Pumpkin spice lattes are a staple of autumn, and recently I spied a pumpkin chai latte, but I’m always surprised there aren’t pumpkin chocolate drinks up on the menu too.
I love pairing pumpkin and chocolate (these pumpkin blondies and pumpkin cookies are 2 delicious examples). I guess it isn’t a really obvious flavor pairing, but they go really well together. Way back in my first year of blogging, I made a homemade version of pumpkin spice latte, so I took that and doctored it up with some hot cocoa, and woah! Pumpkin spice mocha, where have you been all my life?!
Find this recipe here: http://www.52kitchenadventures.com/2013/09/22/pumpkin-spice-mocha/