Toasted Pumpkin Cocktail


Toasted Pumpkin Cocktail

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    Pumpkin pie, meet your match. This dessert cocktail is packed with fresh pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, and dark rum.  

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Serves 2
    Fresh Pumpkin Puree
    1 medium fresh pumpkin
    5 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
    Toasted Pumpkin Cocktail
    4 oz. Hy-Vee heavy cream
    2 oz. Kraken dark rum
    5 oz. simple syrup
    5 oz. ginger beer
    Hy-Vee large marshmallows, for garnish
    Hy-Vee graham crackers, crushed, for garnish

    Things To Grab

    • Large baking sheet
    • Blender
    • 2 medium saucepans
    • Large mug
    • Torch, if desired


    Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

    1. Cut pumpkin into quarters and seed. Roast pumpkin on a large baking sheet for 45 to 60 minutes or until flesh has softened. Remove from oven and cool slightly.

    2. Scoop cooled pumpkin flesh into a blender and discard pumpkin skin. Add pumpkin pie spice and puree until smooth.

    3. Add pumpkin puree to a medium saucepan over medium heat. Cook until mixture is heated through and thickened. Remove from heat.

      Hyvee Culinary Expert Tip
      Cook this mixture to your desired consistency. Keep a careful eye on the puree and make sure to stir occasionally, using a whisk, to avoid burning.
      Hy-Vee Test Kitchen
    4. In another medium saucepan, add heavy whipping cream, rum, and simple syrup. Heat through and remove from stove top; do not boil.

    5. Divide 4-oz. pumpkin puree, warmed cream mixture two large mugs. Top each glass with 2-1/2-oz. ginger beer.

    6. If desired, top with marshmallows and torch, or broil, until desired doneness. Garnish with graham cracker crumbs.

    Nutrition facts


    510 Calories per serving

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 21g
    • Cholesterol: 65mg
    • Sodium: 35mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 68g
    • Protein: 2g

    Daily Values

    Iron 0%
    Calcium 4%
    Vitamin D 6%
    Potassium 2%