via The Hungry Mouse

It's Pumpkin Season, but if the Pumpkin Spice Latte and its various orange chemicals aren't your thing, try this homemade hot pumpkin drink. Jessie at the Hungry Mouse says it's like hot chocolate, but with pumpkin instead of cocoa... and it only takes a few minutes to whip up a batch.

Harvest Pumpkin Steamer (courtesy of the Hungry Mouse)

  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup pureed pumpkin (NOT pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (if you don't have any you can just make it out of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice and clove)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Bring all the ingredients together in a pot and simmer over medium-high heat, and you're done! You can add whipped cream but why do that when you can add rum?