Rum and Peppermint White Hot Chocolate - A boozy twist on the classic with refreshing peppermint flavor! So creamy and not too sweet and perfect for winter!

White Hot Chocolate

Course: Cocktails, Drinks
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 16 minutes
Servings: 2
Author: Dini

Rum and Peppermint White Hot Chocolate - A boozy twist on the classic with refreshing peppermint flavor! So creamy and not too sweet and perfect for winter!

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups milk Use a plant based milk for a vegan version
  • Pinch of salt
  • ½ tsp cornstarch
  • 4 oz white chocolate Substitute with vegan white chocolate
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract I used an oil based extract
  • 3 oz white rum
  • 1 ½ oz white chocolate liqueur or ¾ oz vanilla vodka (also vegan friendly)

Instructions

  1. Place the milk, salt and cornstarch in a saucepan. Whisk to dissolve the cornstarch. Add the white chocolate, vanilla and peppermint extract.

  2. Heat over medium-high heat, while whisking regularly to melt the white chocolate.

  3. Bring the white hot chocolate to a bare simmer (do not boil).
  4. Stir in the rum and white chocolate liqueur.
  5. Pour into two mugs. Top with marshmallows, whipped cream and crushed candy cane. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

The cornstarch is optional. I add the cornstarch because I used an oil based peppermint extract. The cornstarch helps to make the white hot chocolate creamier, and prevent the peppermint extract from floating on top of the drink. 
If you use a alcohol based peppermint extract, you can skip the cornstarch if you choose.