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Chocolate Hot Buttered Rum

A warm, inviting image of Chocolate Hot Buttered Rum. The drink is in a clear mug, showcasing its rich, dark color, topped with a creamy layer of whipped cream and a pat of butter melting on top. Sprinkles of cinnamon and nutmeg dust the whipped cream. The mug is on a rustic wooden table, surrounded by ingredients like dark chocolate chips, a bottle of dark rum, and a cinnamon stick. The background is cozy, with soft lighting and a warm, homely atmosphere.

Chocolate Hot Buttered Rum is a delightful, warm beverage perfect for chilly evenings. This rich and creamy drink combines the sweet flavors of chocolate with the spicy kick of rum. It’s a unique twist on the traditional hot buttered rum, offering a cozy and indulgent experience. This recipe is easy to follow, making it a great choice for anyone wanting to enjoy a special, homemade treat.

Tasting Notes

This drink offers a perfect blend of sweetness and warmth. The chocolate adds a silky, luxurious texture, while the rum provides a gentle heat that’s not overpowering. Hints of vanilla and spices like cinnamon and nutmeg give it an aromatic depth. Each sip is like a comforting hug, ideal for relaxing after a long day.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of milk
  • 1/4 cup of dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup of dark rum
  • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • A pinch of ground cinnamon
  • A pinch of ground nutmeg
  • Whipped cream (for garnish)
  • A stick of butter

Instructions

  1. In a saucepan, heat the milk over medium heat until warm.
  2. Add chocolate chips and stir until fully melted.
  3. Mix in brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in the rum and vanilla extract.
  5. Pour into mugs and top each with a pat of butter and whipped cream.
  6. Serve warm and enjoy!

Pro Tips

  • Use high-quality dark chocolate for a richer taste.
  • Adjust the amount of rum to your liking. For a non-alcoholic version, omit the rum.
  • To keep the drink warm longer, preheat your mugs with hot water.

Variations

  • Peppermint Twist: Add a splash of peppermint extract for a minty flavor.
  • Dairy-Free: Use almond or coconut milk instead of regular milk.
  • Spiced Rum: Use spiced rum instead of dark rum for an extra spicy kick.
See also  Dark and Stormy

FAQs

Can I make this drink in advance?

It’s best enjoyed fresh, but you can prepare the chocolate mixture ahead and add rum when serving.

Is it suitable for children?

For a kid-friendly version, simply leave out the rum.

Can I use white chocolate instead of dark?

Yes, white chocolate can be used for a sweeter, creamier taste.

chocolate hot butter rum

Chocolate Hot Buttered Rum

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of milk
  • 1/4 cup of dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup of dark rum
  • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • A pinch of ground cinnamon
  • A pinch of ground nutmeg
  • Whipped cream (for garnish)
  • A stick of butter

Instructions

  1. In a saucepan, heat the milk over medium heat until warm.
  2. Add chocolate chips and stir until fully melted.
  3. Mix in brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  4. Add a small slice of butter (about 1 tablespoon per serving) to the mixture and stir until it's completely melted and incorporated.
  5. Remove from heat and stir in the rum and vanilla extract.
  6. Pour into mugs and top each with a little more butter (about 1 teaspoon per mug) and whipped cream.
  7. Serve warm and enjoy!

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Chocolate Hot Buttered Rum
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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, Paul opened his first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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