It’s cold! We had our first freeze on Thursday night, and I finally turned on the furnace. However, we keep the thermostat set pretty low, so Friday night was a pretty good time to make hot chocolate.
I decided to shake things up a little bit by finding a recipe for Alcoholic Hot Chocolate. Cooking method was straightforward. In a saucepan, melt chocolate with milk, honey, brown sugar, and a cinnamon stick. After chocolate melts, add vanilla extract and whisk in rum.
This was really good. I’ve made lots of hot cocoa, but I don’t think I’ve ever made hot chocolate before. This hot chocolate had a rich texture with great mouth-feel. The thicker texture from the rich chocolate matched the depth that the rum flavor gave it. It wasn’t overly sweet, but that made the chocolate flavor that much better. This is a great dessert beverage. I like hot chocolate and so I figured I would enjoy this, but I was pleasantly surprised at how rich it was and how much I enjoyed it. I would make this again.