Boozy Spiced White Hot Chocolate

Boozy Spiced White Hot Chocolate // Amy Elizabeth

I am a hot chocolate aficionado. I don’t drink coffee or tea, so it’s my hot drink of choice; necessary on bitter mornings when even gloves won’t stop the chill and delightful on lazy afternoons spent chatting about everything and nothing. It upsets me when people make hot chocolate from that powder mix – you can’t possibly get a rich, creamy taste when your drink is mostly made from water. This hot chocolate take almost no extra time but feels luxurious – a proper treat. You can leave the booze out if you fancy, but it’s better with a slight kick to cut through the creaminess. Top with all the trimmings – whipped cream, marshmallows, a dash of cocoa powder. If something’s worth doing, it’s worth doing properly. 

Boozy Spiced White Hot Chocolate // Amy Elizabeth

Boozy Spiced White Hot Chocolate
Serves 1
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  1. 40g white chocolate, chopped
  2. 125ml milk (I used semi-skimmed, but use whatever you prefer)
  3. 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  4. 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
  5. Zest of 1/4 orange
  6. 1 shot dark rum (optional)
  1. In a small saucepan, add all of the ingredients except the rum and place on a low heat.
  2. Whisk gently until the chocolate is melted and the mixture is warmed through. Don't allow it to boil.
  3. Remove from the heat and add the rum, if using. Whisk vigorously until slightly frothy and pour into a mug, ready to enjoy!
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  • Oh, I really wish that I lived Hot Chocolate, because this does look delicious.

  • Phoebe

    I am definitely trying this this weekend – been on the hunt for a packet white hot chocolate for aaages, but none ever cut it. Need to put the effort in!

    North of London – Beauty Blog

  • I also don’t drink tea or coffee and people seem to find it very weird!

    Amazing recipe – I don’t get on too well with dairy but I actually think it’s going to be delicious with almond milk for a nutty background flavour.

    • People can’t wrap their heads around it – but I think it might be quite common!

      Let me know how you get on with the almond milk – I bet that does add a great flavour! Maybe add a little freshly grated nutmeg as well? So many choices!