Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate (or Mocha)

Ingredients (adjust to your own flavor preferences)

2 teaspoons honey
1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (found on the baking aisle of most grocery stores)
1 - 2 teaspoons unsweetened dark cocoa
1/2 - 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 1/4 cup milk (preferably raw, if not lightly pasteurized whole milk)
homemade whipped cream topping*
Optional: 1 hot espression, which will make the drink a mocha)

* Homemade whipped cream is so easy! Pour cream into a small bowl and whip with a handmixer until it is stiff. If you prefer sweet whipped cream, stir in some honey after it is stiff.


Pour milk into a small saucepan and warm over medium heat. Mix together the honey, cocoa, and vanilla in a mug. Add hot milk (and espresso if desired). Top with whipped cream. Serve immediately.