Butterscotch Rum Homemade Hot Chocolate

Tiffany Bannworth


I love this treat during cold weather or stormy days. Make it a date for two and cuddle with the hubs along with a toasty mug!

When serving to children, replace rum with rum extract (2 tbsp).


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5 Min
30 Min
Stove Top


  • 5 c
    whole milk
  • 3 c
  • 1/2 c
    special dark cocoa powder
  • 3/4 c
    dark brown sugar
  • 3/4 c
    dark chocolate chips, add more if desired
  • 3/4 c
    butterscotch chips
  • 1/2 c
    spiced rum
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp

How to Make Butterscotch Rum Homemade Hot Chocolate


  1. Place all ingredients in a saucepan and heat to medium, but not a boil. Whisk thoroughly.
  2. Lower heat to low and cover with a lid. Cook for 20-30 minutes.
  3. Optionally, sometimes I like to make it a little frothy, so I whip it with a submersion blender, right before serving. Or I have a special kettle I make cocoa in, as seen in picture. Very good.
  4. Serve with homemade marshmallows or a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream.

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About Butterscotch Rum Homemade Hot Chocolate

Main Ingredient: Coffee/Tea/Beverage
Regional Style: UK/Ireland

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