This recipe is inspired by my friend, Siby Hill, who grew up on a farm in Ohio and learned this hot drink from her mom. Rich and boozy (the rum is Siby’s special adult version), you can sip and savor a small portion, maximizing enjoyment.
1 (14-oz) can sweetened condensed milk
1 cups milk, or add more milk for a lighter taste
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
Pinch of salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 oz black or dark spiced rum (optional)
Pour both milks into a saucepan and place over medium heat.
Whisk in the cocoa, salt, and vanilla. Remove from heat when the milk is hot.
Portion into mugs and add desired amount of rum.
Keywords: boozy hot cocoa, hot chocolate, hot chocolate with rum