RumChata White Hot Chocolate

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RumChata White Hot Chocolate | Delish D'Lites

 If you’re asking yourself, “Self, wtf is RumChata?”…well my friend, you’ve been missing out! Rumchata is a liqueur based on the classic Mexican drink, Horchata.  Horchata (pronounced or-CHA-tah) is a traditional drink that involves soaking rice or nuts in water to create a milky beverage that’s flavored with sugar and spices.  While there are many versions of horchata, Mexico’s version is a rice-based drink that’s spiked with cinnamon and vanilla.  Essentially, the rice is soaked for about 8 hours, the liquid is strained and sweetened up.  It’s a refreshing alternative for milk-based products, as lactose-intolerance affects the Latino population at a much higher rate than normal.  Bonus, RumChata is gluten free, if you’re into that sort of thing.

The creators of RumChata have gifted us with their version of this delicious beverage, by spiking it with rum! Yes, brilliant, isn’t it?  As soon as I tried it, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with this velvety nectar of the gods.  The sweetness of the liqueur, which is flavored with cinnamon and vanilla, goes absolutely perfectly with the subtle sweetness of white chocolate.

Had a long day? Too cold to step outside? Boss driving you nuts? Broke a nail? Bad hair day? My RumChata White Hot Chocolate will have you creating any excuse to whip up this soul-warming treat.

ingredientsServes 2
1 1/2 cups milk*
3/4 cup half and half*
1 bar (~4.4 ounces) good quality white chocolate, chopped
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup Rumchata Liqueur
Whipped cream, for garnish
Mini marshmallows, for garnish
Ground cinnamon, for garnish

*NOTE: You can also make this recipe just with milk, it will turn out perfectly delish. I just used a mix of milk and half and half because I happen to live by the principle of “go hard or go home.” Lol.

directions

 Pour the milk and half and half into a small saucepan.  Heat on medium-low heat, just until bubbles form around the edges of the pan.  Don’t let the milk come to a boil!

RumChata White Hot Chocolate | Delish D'Lites

Immediately turn the heat off, then add the chopped white chocolate.  Stir until the chocolate is melted, then pour in the vanilla extract and RumChata.

RumChata White Hot Chocolate | Delish D'Lites

Serve with a big dollop of whipped cream, some mini marshmallows, and a sprinkle of ground cinnamon.

RumChata White Hot Chocolate | Delish D'Lites

 

RumChata White Hot Chocolate

Course Drinks
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Author Delish D'Lites

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 3/4 cup half and half
  • 1 bar ~4.4 ounces good quality white chocolate, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup Rumchata Liqueur
  • Whipped cream for garnish
  • Mini marshmallows for garnish
  • Ground cinnamon for garnish

Instructions

  1. Pour the milk and half and half into a small saucepan. Heat on medium-low heat, just until bubbles form around the edges of the pan. Don't let the milk come to a boil!
  2. Immediately turn the heat off, then add the chopped white chocolate. Stir until the chocolate is melted, then pour in the vanilla extract and RumChata.
  3. Serve with a big dollop of whipped cream, some mini marshmallows, and a sprinkle of ground cinnamon.

Recipe Notes

*NOTE: You can also make this recipe just with milk, it will turn out perfectly delish.

 

RumChata White Hot Chocolate

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I’m Jannese, Founder of Delish D’lites

I’m a Puerto Rican girl living in paradise (Florida), and the creative mind behind Delish D’Lites. I love sharing my family recipes and travel inspired cuisine! My favorite things include collecting passport stamps, twerking to Latin music, and kissing puppies. Follow along on social.