Snowy Days and Hot Drinks

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Did everyone make it out of the snow okay? That was brutal!

If you don’t live in the Northeast, then congrats, because you missed out on one hell of a blizzard. I spent almost the entire weekend indoors, binging on Parks and Recreation on Netflix, apart from a few hours of shoveling on Saturday and Sunday. Overall, we got about 30 inches of snow (though my sore back makes it feel like it was much, much more!).

To warm up post-shoveling, I started making a super simple and delicious hot chocolate concoction spiked with a little Rumchata. If you haven’t had Rumchata before, you’re in for a treat: It’s a creamy, vanilla-cinnamon liqueur that’s wonderful paired with chocolate, coffee or a little FireBall.

I’d thought I’d share this easy drink for those times when you just need to warm up, and warm up fast.

Lazy Snow Day Rumchata Hot Chocolate

  • 3/4 mug of hot water
  • 1 packet of Swiss Miss Rich Chocolate Hot Chocolate Mix
  • Small bottle of Rumchata
  • Optional add-ins (think caramel, whipped cream, marshmallows)

It’s stupidly easy: just add the water to the hot chocolate mix. Stir. Fill the rest of the mug up with Rumchata and top with whatever strikes your fancy (I used whipped cream and caramel). Enjoy right away.

You could also make homemade hot chocolate, but actually I think this stuff was pretty good substitute and infinitely easier. Just make sure you get the rich chocolate mix, not the super cheap stuff.

It’s not the healthiest thing in the world, but it definitely does the trick. And besides, calories don’t count on snow days, right?

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