If you want your house to smell delicious and like Christmas all day, you need to try this Caramel Rumchata Hot Chocolate in the Slow Cooker. Add Rumchata and caramel to hot chocolate, and you have one stellar warm adult drink.
RumChata is delicious on the rocks, but I love to mix it in other cocktails and drinks. Ordinary hot chocolate tastes good, but there are so many amazing hot chocolate recipes that bring the traditional winter drink to the next level. If you want to add a little spice, try this Mexican Hot Chocolate.
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Rumchata Hot Chocolate Ingredients
To make this decadent hot chocolate recipe, you will need the following ingredients (go to the recipe below for exact quantities and instructions):
- milk chocolate chips
- caramel sauce
- heavy whipping cream
- cocoa powder
- Toffee bits, whipped cream and caramel sauce for topping
For this recipe, you will need a slow cooker. I recommend the Crock-Pot 7-Quart Manual Slow Cooker. The options are super simple and it gets the job done.
How to Make Hot Chocolate in a Slow Cooker
To make Caramel Hot Chocolate with Rumchata in the slow cooker is very easy. It is as easy as set it and forget it [except for the few times you go stir it up when really you are just taking in the smells].
- Add all ingredients except toppings to a slow cooker. Whisk together.
- Cook on low for 2 hours, stirring occasionally, until chocolate chips are melted.
- Stir well before serving. Use a ladle to pour into mugs. If you want more alcohol, you can add another shot of RumChata to your drink.
- Garnish with whipped cream, caramel sauce, and toffee bits.
What is RumChata?
RumChata gives itself away with its name – it is comprised of rum and horchata. Horchata is a milky drink made from ground ingredients like almonds or rice.
RumChata is a cream liqueur made with rum, cream, natural cinnamon, vanilla, sugar and other flavors. Manufactured in Wisconsin, they know a little about milk and cream, so this is one quality liqueur.
I have had horchata beer, and I did not like it at all. So I was pleasantly surprised when I first tried RumChata. Everything is better with cream!
Is Hot Chocolate with RumChata Kid Friendly?
This recipe can be made without alcohol for a kid friendly version. The alcohol will not completely cook off in the slow cooker because of the lid, but it will be reduced.
What if I Don’t Have a Slow Cooker?
No slow cooker, no problem. You can add RumChata to instant hot cocoa with caramel drizzle.