Spiked White Hot Chocolate

Make this Spiked White Hot Chocolate for all your holiday parties! This simple white hot chocolate recipe is kicked up with a splash of RumChata!

If you love fun holiday drinks like this hot chocolate recipe, check out our Christmas Mimosa for cocktail hour or Christmas day brunch! Also there’s this Slow Cooker Christmas Punch for big or small crowds and a Christmas classic with a twist, this boozy Peppermint Eggnog!

Spiked White Hot Chocolate is a hot chocolate drink with RumChata

A Boozy Hot Chocolate Recipe

Festive cocktails like this Spiked White Hot Chocolate are prefect drinks to break out at your holiday party. Not only do they look festive as heck but they taste like Christmas in a mug.

This hot chocolate recipe is easily made in just a few minutes right on the stove top. Adding whole milk and cream and good white chocolate are key to making this hot chocolate taste as good as it looks! Of course we love the addition of creamy, boozy RumChata in this recipe too, but if you’re not a drinker or want to make a version for the kids you can just leave it out!

Besides the flavor, we love how festive this drink is for Christmas, but you can customize this recipe for every holiday! Try gold and silver sprinkles for New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day brunch. Or pink and red sprinkles or red hot candies for Valentine’s Day…the list goes on but you see where I’m going.

Don’t just save this white hot chocolate recipe for Christmas, it’s too good to only make once a year!

Spiked White Hot Chocolate in a santa mug with peppermint candies

Can I Make This Spiked Hot Chocolate Recipe In A Slow Cooker?

Yes you can! Just add all the ingredients for the for the hot chocolate, except for the chocolate chips, into a small slow cooker and set it on low. Once the milk and cream is warm you can pour in the chocolate chips. Stir the chocolate chips occasionally until they are completely melted into the milk and cream.

You can keep this white hot chocolate recipe on low for several hours until you need it, and even during your party. Just have your quests add the whipped cream and peppermint to their glass…and maybe another shot or two of RumChata!

Or you can make this boozy hot chocolate on the stove per the instructions and then add it to your slow cooker to keep warm while your party is going. You’ve got options here!

Spiked White Hot Chocolate is a hot chocolate recipe made with white chocolate and RumChata

What Other Flavors Can You Add To White Hot Chocolate?

Maybe you’re not a white chocolate fan? Well then definitely add regular chocolate chips instead! Milk or dark will work, it’s all about what you like.

Besides switching up the chocolate, you can add other flavors to this hot chocolate like mint or peppermint extract, almond, or even caramel! Try flakes of sea salt too for a delicious salted caramel hot chocolate…that would be amazing with RumChata added to it! Simply swirl in a good caramel sauce with white chocolate chips and a flaked sea salt like Maldon Sea Salt brand.

That would definitely be a spiked hot chocolate party!

Spiked White Hot Chocolate is an easy homemade hot chocolate recipe with RumChata

Making hot chocolate for a big crowd? This recipe will easily double or triple for big parties so no worries there. Just make sure to have lots of RumChata on hand for this hot chocolate and or sipping!

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Spiked White Hot Chocolate is a hot chocolate drink with RumChata

Spiked White Hot Chocolate

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x

This boozy white hot chocolate is not only great at Christmas time but any time you want a sweet, Rumchata cocktail!



  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 8 ounces white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup RumChata
  • Garnish:
  • Whipped cream
  • Crushed peppermint candies


  1. Add the milk, cream and vanilla to a saucepan over medium heat. Do not boil.
  2. Once the milk starts to simmer, add the chocolate chips and whisk until the chocolate is melted into the milk completely.
  3. Remove from the heat and add the RumChata. Stir to combine and serve immediately in mugs.
  4. Garnish with whipped cream and crushed peppermint (optional)
  • Category: Cocktails
  • Method: Stove
  • Cuisine: American

This post has been sponsored by RumChata, all opinions are mine.

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2 Responses
  1. Amanda Rogers

    Thanks for the recipe. The only question that I have is: where did you get that sweet Santa Claus glass jar? I would pay good money to get a couple of them for my kids. Heck, even I will use it for my own use. I just love them.

    1. Dan

      I know, I love that glass too! Unfortunately I found it at one of our local Home Goods stores so I can’t get you a link!

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