Looking for a homemade Rum Chata? Then this copycat recipe is perfect! Made with a couple of simple ingredients the end result is great
Enjoy the creamy goodness of Copycat Rumchata – a tantalizing blend of heavy cream, milk, dark rum and spices. Best served over ice or as part of your favorite cocktail like an indulgent Naughty White Russian!
Enjoy the exotic flavor of a Caribbean rum, with a dash of Mexican spices and creamy Wisconsin dairy cream! Try RumChata for an enjoyable liqueur that’s as easy to make as it is tasty. Its unique combination adds just enough cinnamon spice in every sip; perfect for adding some zip to your holiday eggnog recipes this winter season.
What ingredients you need to make homemade Rum Chata
To make the most out of this tasty beverage, it is important to use high-quality cream when preparing your Rum Chata recipe. Using fresh cream will give you an even richer and more flavorful experience than using pre-packaged or frozen varieties. With just a few simple ingredients, you can easily create an indulgent treat for yourself or your guests!
I prefer to use whole milk when making Rum Chata. This will provide the recipe with a creamy texture and an added sweetness that pairs nicely with the flavor of the rum. I also like to add a splash of almond milk for an extra nutty note. The combination of cream, whole milk, and almond milk creates a smooth, indulgent beverage.
The simple syrup gives it the perfect amount of sweetness. You can use store-bought simple syrup or make it yourself with equal parts sugar and water, heated until the sugar is dissolved.
Cinnamon and nutmeg:
These two spices are a must to make a Rum Chata recipe. These spices add a warm, spicy flavor that goes perfectly with the creamy sweetness of the beverage. A little bit of ground cinnamon and nutmeg will do wonders for your recipe!
The true star of this recipe is the rum! Choose a high-quality dark or gold rum, such as Bacardi or Captain Morgan. A little bit goes a long way and will give your Rum Chata recipe an unforgettable flavor. If you want to kick things up a notch, try using spiced rum for an added layer of flavor.
Understanding the differences between Rum Chata and Baileys
While RumChata and Baileys Irish cream have similar creamy bases, their flavor profiles are distinctly different: one is infused with rum and cinnamon for a spicy-sweet taste while the other combines chocolatey goodness with whiskey.
Despite this distinction, people often substitute between them; if you’re looking to stay in more familiar turf of Bailey’s but don’t want to stray too far from that Rumchata feel then try out their Cinnamon Vanilla version!
How to serve Rum Chata:
Once you’ve prepared your Rum Chata, it’s time to serve it up! You can pour it over ice for a refreshing beverage or mix it with milk and ice cream for a decadent indulgence. Whatever way you choose to enjoy this delicious libation, it will be sure to please the palate of everyone who takes a sip!
- Pour in a glass
- Mix with coffee for a spiked morning drink
- Mix with hot cocoa for a winter warmer
- Blend with ice cream for a boozy milkshake
- Layer with vanilla vodka and schnapps in a tall glass
- Mix it into your favorite desserts like cheesecake or brownies
How to store Rum Chata
Enjoy delicious homemade RumChata within a few days of making it! As the mixture will separate over time, adding rum right before serving ensures maximum flavor and freshness. We can attest that storing for up to one week is possible – however, savor your sweet concoction as quickly as you can!
- 4 Cups heavy cream
- 2 Cups milk
- 2 Cups simple syrup
- 2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 2 Cups rum
- In a large pitcher combine all the ingredients until everything is super well incorporated.
- Pour over ice or cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate before using it.