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Pumpkin Champurrado served in a decorative Mexican clay mug next to pumpkins and cinnamon sticks.
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Pumpkin Champurrado

This Pumpkin Champurrado is decadent and delicious. It tastes just like a gourmet-coffee shop drink (if not better!) but with a Mexican twist.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Drink
Cuisine: Mexican American
Servings: 6
Calories: 120kcal



  • Add cinnamon stick, piloncillo, and 6 cups water to a large stock.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Meanwhile, dissolve the masa harina with the remaining 2 cups water.
  • Whisk until no lumps.
  • Once the piloncillo is completely melted, add the masa harina mixture to the pot.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Stir occasionally.
  • Add the chocolate, pumpkin, and milk to the pot.
  • With a whisk, stir until the chocolate is melted.
  • Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.
  • Boil for 5 minutes.
  • Let cool slightly before serving.
  • Enjoy!


Optional Ingredients:
1 star anise or 2 whole cloves, add with the cinnamon stick and remove when removing the cinnamon stick. 
For a creamier texture, use heavy milk or add more milk. 
A strip of orange zest will add an aromatic citrus to the drink. Add with the cinnamon stick and remove when removing the cinnamon stick. 
Piloncillo - Swap out for brown sugar or regular white sugar. Add with the chocolate and pumpkin. 


Calories: 120kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 48mg | Potassium: 175mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 200IU | Vitamin C: 0.03mg | Calcium: 141mg | Iron: 1mg