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Creamy, smooth, and filling. This buttered rum hot chocolate will definitely kick up your chocolate game. It may be rum-flavored, but rest assured that kids can enjoy this creamy hot drink.
I used baker's chocolate over cocoa powder, but you may use the powder form as well. If I were to test this out, I would start with ½ a tablespoon of the powder and then add more to taste.
If you don’t have any heavy whipping cream, you can use your unsweetened milkadamia milk instead. It just won’t be as creamy.
An easy substitute for the milkadamia milk would be to use any nut milk you like best. You also don’t really need it to be vanilla flavored either. I just like having that vanilla taste added.
I have the MCT oil in here to make it a bulletproof hot chocolate. If you don’t have any MCT oil, coconut oil would make a great substitution. Adding either of these oils will make it creamier. This will also taste great with no MCT oil too.
Liquid monk fruit sweetener is my choice for the sweetener in this drink, but you can easily swap it out for liquid stevia as well. You can also use granular erythritol sweetener as well. Adjust the sweeteners to your needs.
Instead of using rum extract, you can change up the flavor. All of these different flavor ideas can be made with extracts or spices. You could also use Skinny Syrups for added flavors. Have some fun with your bulletproof hot chocolate each day.
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You can also put all of your ingredients into a microwavable mug and heat it up that way to save yourself a pot. Then blend everything up in a blender. I like using a Nutribullet or a Ninja Blender.
Storage & Reheating
If needed you can make this ahead of time and reheat it in the next couple of days. Keep it in the fridge. You may see it thicken up more, but just mix it and it will be fine.
You may reheat the drink in the microwave or on the stovetop.
If you don't have rum extract you could have this hot chocolate with rum still by adding in some actual rum. Just be careful with the extra carbs.