Boozy Hot Chocolate Recipe

Boozy Hot Chocolate Recipe

We love the look of this rich and creamy hot chocolate with a generous dollop of whipped cream on top, perfect for chilly Autumn evenings.

boozy hot chocolate recipe
Boozy Creamy Hot Chocolate Recipe

Serves 4


  • 100g milk chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 4tbsp rum
  • a pinch of ground ginger, plus extra to sprinkle
  • 400ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 100-150ml double cream
  • 1 tbsp icing sugar


  1. Put the chocolate pieces in a heavy-based pan with the rum, ground ginger and milk. Place over a low heat to melt the chocolate slowly then gradually bring to the boil, whisking all the time  until the mixture is smooth.
  2. Whip  the double cream  in a bowl with the icing sugar until just thick.
  3. Divide the hot  chocolate among four  glasses. then top with the double cream and a sprinkle of ground ginger



Chocolate Fit for a Queen by Historic Royal Palaces is published by Ebury Press £10

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One Comment

  1. There’s nothing better than real hot chocolate… oh wait, add a bit of tipple and it’s even more indulgent! Great rum deserves quality mixers and a lot of people forget that you can create a great mixer at home with a little time and effort. Chocolate and rum are a fantastic combination owing to their respective depths of flavour so I’d recommend anyone to try this at home.

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