5 Great Hot Chocolate Recipes

Hot Chocolate with Rum

Here's a yummy recipe for a hot chocolate libation, perfect for the over-21 crowd.


  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 1/2 oz bittersweet or semi-sweet hot chocolate
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons dark rum


  • Break chocolate into pieces.
  • Combine chocolate, milk, cinnamon stick, honey and sugar in a saucepan and heat on low until chocolate is completely melted.
  • Add vanilla and rum and whip with a whisk.
  • Take out the cinnamon stick and pour into mugs.

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