Buttered Rum Hot Chocolate Recipe

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Buttered Rum Hot Chocolate Recipe

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Butter adds velvety texture and comforting flavor to this warming cocktail. Omit the rum and it's an equally delicious alcohol-free treat for anyone to enjoy.

Makes 4 drinks

Active Time
15 minutes

Total Time
15 minutes


    • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
    • 2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
    • 1/2 cup (packed) light brown sugar
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
    • 3/4 cup dark rum
    • 1/2 cup heavy cream
    • Freshly grated nutmeg (for serving)


    1. Melt butter and chocolate in a medium heatproof bowl in short bursts in the microwave, stirring after each burst, or set over a saucepan of barely simmering water (do not let water touch bowl), stirring, until smooth. Remove from heat and whisk in brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt.
    2. Bring 2 1/2 cups water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Remove from heat and whisk in rum and chocolate mixture until combined.
    3. Using an electric mixer on medium-high speed, beat cream in a medium bowl until soft peaks form.
    4. Reheat hot chocolate, if needed, then divide among mugs. Top generously with whipped cream and nutmeg.

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