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Rum Spiked White Hot Chocolate

Welcome to day four of The Twelve Boozy Days of Christmas!

Perhaps I have been living under a rock, but it has only been in the last few years that I have really heard of white hot chocolate. Not that it takes a rocket scientist to swap out milk chocolate for white chocolate but I surely didn’t think of it. Now, even though I started noticing it popping up at Dunkin Donuts and Starbucks I still never tried it. “Why would I?” I thought to myself.  I already know that “normal” hot chocolate is delicious. I was doubtful that a white hot chocolate would be better. Well. I was wrong. White hot chocolate is delicious. It’s creamy and full of warm vanilla flavor. Plus a touch of rum is added at the end to give it a little kick. While I may recommend leaving the rum out if you opt to make this in the morning, I wouldn’t judge you if you left it in 🙂

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Rum Spiked White Hot Chocolate

Yield: 4 drinks

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

1 vanilla bean
3 cinnamon sticks
1 t. whole cardamom, lightly crushed
4 C. whole milk
4 oz. white chocolate
1 T. rum
Whipped cream - for serving

Directions:

Cut the vanilla bean in half lengthwise and scrape out the seeds.
Place the seeds, bean, cinnamon, cardamom and milk in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, remove from heat. Let the spices infuse the milk for 20 minutes. Strain and remove the spices. Heat the milk again, add chocolate and rum and stir until the chocolate has melted. Serve with whipped cream.

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Sarah @ Just The Bee's Knees

Tuesday 25th of October 2011

Looks like a little glass of happiness:) I featured these on my blog today! http://www.justthebeesknees.com/2011/10/forget-tricksgimmie-treats.html

grace

Tuesday 7th of December 2010

the day i first had hot white chocolate was the last day i even thought about regular hot chocolate--it's phenomenal!

Faith

Sunday 5th of December 2010

Another tasty drink...love the vanilla in there!

Reeni

Sunday 5th of December 2010

This sounds absolutely luscious! Thank goodness I have white chocolate on hand because I want this. Right now.

Joanne

Saturday 4th of December 2010

I used to get white hot chocolate from dunkin donuts all the time in college. And then I realized just how much it was clogging my arteries. Sigh. This sounds like the perfect thing to sip on a cold winter night.

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