Snowed-in White Hot Chocolate Cocktail is an adult beverage made in a slow cooker with white chocolate, whipping cream, milk, vanilla, and RumChata. For another fun winter cocktail, try my Drunken Snowman Cocktail.
Snowed-In White Chocolate Hot Cocoa Cocktail
This alcoholic drink is perfect on those cold, snowy days. In fact, we are just starting to get quite a bit of snow and some frigid temperatures. We will be lucky to get above 0°F in the next couple of days! So, while your kids enjoy their hot chocolate, get out a slow cooker and make a batch of this adult version of white hot chocolate. And, be sure to have some whipped topping to add on top!
This cocktail is made in a slow cooker, so it is super easy to throw together.
White Chocolate: A 12-ounce bag of white chocolate chips will give you the white chocolate flavor. If you are not a fan of white chocolate, try milk chocolate!
Heavy Whipping Cream: Heavy whipping cream is at least 30% fat (as opposed to half and half, which is only 10-18% fat). If you have some heavy cream leftover, use it to make some whipped cream hearts to add to the hot chocolate cocktail.
Milk: I prefer whole milk for a richer, creamier cocktail. However, you could use the milk of your choice.
RumChata Cream Liqueur: This cream-based liqueur is made with rum, cinnamon, and vanilla. Baileys is another creamy liqueur, but with chocolate flavor and Irish whiskey. However, Baileys does have a vanilla and cinnamon liqueur that you could use in this drink. If preferred, you could leave out the liqueur. If you leave it out try adding in 1 teaspoon of vanilla and 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon.
Garnish: Don’t forget the whipped cream and crushed candy canes for some added flavor and pizazz.
How to Make a Snowed-In White Chocolate Hot Cocoa Cocktail
If you have a slow cooker, this cocktail is so easy to make! And, with the cooking time being done for you for about an hour to an hour and a half, it’s the perfect amount of time to get your shoveling, sledding, or other fun winter activities done! Then, it’s time to warm up with this snowed-in white chocolate cocktail.
To make this cocktail, first, add the white chocolate chips, heavy whipping cream, milk, and vanilla to a slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for about an hour, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is hot and the white chocolate chips have melted.
Once warm and ready to be served, add the RumChata to the drink. Top off each glass with some whipped topping and crushed candy canes. This drink will warm you up in no time!
Can I Make this Cocktail without a Slow Cooker?
Yes! Don’t skip on making this warm cocktail just because you don’t have a slow cooker or crockpot. To make this drink without a slow cooker, simply melt the white chocolate chips, heavy whipping cream, milk, and vanilla in a large saucepan over low heat.
Once the chocolate has melted and the ingredients are warm, add the RumChata and serve! And, don’t forget the whipped topping and peppermint candies! Cheers!
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- 1½ cups (12 ounces, 252g) white chocolate chips
- 1 cup (238g) heavy whipping cream
- 6 cups (1.47kg) milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup RumChata cream liqueur
- whipped cream, for garnish
- crushed candy canes, for garnish
In the bowl of a slow cooker, add the white chocolate chips, whipping cream, milk, and vanilla.
Cover and cook on low for 1 to 1½ hours, stirring occasionally, until hot and the white chocolate chips are melted.
After cooking, (when ready to serve), add the RumChata.
Serve warm, garnished with whipped cream and crushed candy canes.