The Story Behind The RumChata Let it Snow Hot Cocoa

Why not upgrade your hot cocoa game this winter with a festive take on hot chocolate? Instead of the ready-made powdered stuff, Let it Snow Hot Cocoa can be prepared with traditional milk or any non-dairy milk of your choosing. Whisked together alongside unsweetened cocoa powder, sugar, and real vanilla extract, RumChata's spice notes are sure to nip that winter chill in the bud.

This recipe is part of our 2023 Holiday Cocktail Countdown. Click here to see all of the festive recipes as they publish throughout December.


  • 3 ounces RumChata
  • 1 cup milk of your choice
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ⅛ teaspoon real vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • Garnish: whipped cream and crushed candy cane


  1. In a small saucepan over low heat, whisk together the milk, cocoa powder, sugar, and salt until the sugar and cocoa powder dissolve.
  2. Off heat, add the vanilla and RumChata, and stir.
  3. Pour mixture into mug.
  4. Garnish with a dollop of whipped cream and a crushed candy cane.

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Updated: 2023-12-20

Upgrade your hot cocoa game with a festive take on hot chocolate. Featuring unsweetened cocoa powder, sugar, and real vanilla extract.

This recipe is sponsored by Spirit of Gallo.