Pumpkin pie cocoa is the perfect warmer-upper for Thanksgiving. Rich hot chocolate, with the spices and whipped cream of pumpkin pie!

Whether your table is filled with all the trimmings, house is packed with friends and family, or you are spending this Thanksgiving in a more cozy atmosphere and keeping it small and simple, today is a day to sit back and remind yourself all that you have to be thankful for.

First and foremost I am thankful for chocolate. 😉

The man that keeps the roof over our heads.

And my cute little buddies that fill my home with joy.

Cozy flats, good magazines and limitless cookbooks.

The amazing friends and family that I will be sharing my plate with today, those that are spending their holidays with their families and  and the many foodie friends I have since starting this project.

Having a job (jobs) I love and being in a place in my life where I can afford to have them

Autumn leaves dancing through the yard…

This list could go on and on, but for today, we will keep it short and wish you and yours a cozy Thanksgiving.

 Now fix your family some pumpkin pie cocoa and they’ll be thankful, too.


Pumpkin pie cocoa is the perfect warmer-upper for Thanksgiving. Rich hot chocolate, with the spices and whipped cream of pumpkin pie! \\ PassTheSushi.comPumpkin Pie Cocoa

from Rachael Ray magazine October 2011


  • 2 1/4 cups low-fat milk
  • 1/2 cup hot cocoa mix
  • 3 tbs canned pure pumpkin puree
  • 1 1/2 teas pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 cup whipped cream


In a saucepan, whisk milk, cocoa mix, pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice’ heat until steaming.
Pour into mugs and top with whipped cream.



 For those that asked, I found the mug at Forever 21. Not sure why they had a mug, but how could I pass this lil dude up?



  1. Lindsey @ Hot Polka Dot says:

    How delicious and cozy! I’m going to have to try it. I have a bunch of pumpkin puree leftover in my freezer and no idea what to use it for. Thanks for the suggestion! Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. OH!! I wonder if they will have an owl one! I hope you had an excellent Thanksgiving. I am so grateful for YOU!

  3. Oh yum. I’ve had a major hot cocoa craving all day, and this post isn’t helping one bit. I think we all know exactly what I’m going to be making after dinner tonight. 🙂
    PS – Love the mug! Must see if F21 in Canada is carrying them (I really, really hope they do).

  4. I really love your photos. Very dreamy and vintage looking.

  5. Yummy cocoa in a cute mug. I am thankful for all my foodie friends this year. Finally people to talk to who’s eyes don’t glaze over when I go on and on about the all things food.

  6. What a delicious post from start to finish! Happy Thanksgiving!

  7. What a creative twist! I’d love to try this, if only out of curiosity!

  8. What a cute cup…and photos are so good!!! Awesome recipe girl, you did it again!!! Congrats on well deserved top 9!!!

  9. That mug is adorable! I couldn’t have resisted, either! Especially when full of the pumpkin hot cocoa…YUM! And your sweet pets on the sofa makes such a fabulous site! A big “AW” from me 🙂 Congrats on the Top 9 today, my friend~

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