Rum Chata certainly is a hot topic right now, the world is going crazy for it!
Only a few days ago, I found myself asking – just what is the Rum Chata I keep seeing on menus / hearing people talk about.
So today, amongst my usual searching online for funny cat pictures and music videos, I thought I’d take a look into the origins of Rum Chata, and summarise it for you here!
Rum Chata is…
Rum Chata is a rum based cream liqueur. Or as it states on their website “The Best Cream Liqueur in the world“.
In short Rum Chata is a mixture between rum, and an age old elixer called Horchata (I’d never head of this until now either).
Rum + Horchata = Rum Chata
Horchata (hor-cha-ta) has been made in many countries stemming way back to the ancient Pharaoh’s of Egypt, then making its way to Spain. Due to climatic conditions, a slightly different type of horchata is made in central and south america that is based on a rice recipe. It’s basically the name given to a number of traditional beverages, that are made of ground almonds, sesame seeds, rice, barley, or tigernuts (different from tiger blood, just ask Charlie Sheen).
Rum Chata as its know is a mix of cream, Caribbean rum and Horchata – or essentially rum, cream and a bunch of other flavours thrown in for good measure, read this from the Rum Chata website:
“Every delicious batch of Rum Chata is mixed up from scratch and contains our own unique blend of premium Caribbean rum, which is selected for its light and smooth character. We then take that rum and homogenize it with the finest dairy cream from Wisconsin.
The final step of our process is blending in our own unique flavors, which come from six different countries and as far away as Madagascar. “
So there you have it, you now know what rum chatta is!
What can you do with Rum Chata? I’ve listed some links to the various recipes I’ve found below:
You can use it in desserts, such as this yummy looking Pumpkin Pie
You can make some delicious drinks, such as this Crunchy Captain (I’ll let you take a guess as to what the spiced rum is they use).
Comment below if you’ve tried Rum Chata and what you thought of it!
Kittura Wimer says
I have a recipe that requires RumChata Liqueur, but I don’t drink. I was wondering if there is a substitute for it.
How long can you keep once opened?
denise frechette says
Rum Chata so good in coffee lol that is if you aren’t at work
I like this idea. I work from home so it sounds good even at work!
Rum Chata mixed with same parts of Fire Ball actually tastes like snickers a little. Very good try it! A local small grocery stores manager recommended it before Christmas I tryed it and I’m hooked !
You said Fireball and Snickers in the same sentence, this is my favourite comment on this article yet haha.
David Bearisto says
What are the “Nutritional Facts” of your Rum Chata?
Your plan “Caribbean Rum with Real Dairy Cream” .
That is, Fat, Sugar, Sodium … etc.
Mr. David Bearisto
Hi David, I don’t make the Rum Chata, I just wrote about it. You can get full details and more information on Rum Chata here: https://rumchata.com/
I had never heard of it until a couple of days ago. I came across a recipe for Rum Chata cupcakes. In the grocery store I came across those tiny bottles of liquor that they sell on airplanes, and one of them happened to be Rum Chata. Bought it and loved it!
Sounds interesting, might need to try these Rum Chata cupcakes!
Cheryl Phelan says
We just bought our 2nd and largest bottle as we are addicted to swigging a sip from the bottle now and again. We really love it and the bottle s are keepers for sure. Lovely.
Joyce Richards says
I have a nightshade allergy. Can I drink this? Are there any type of chilies in it?
Hi Joyce, you’d need to ask your doctor here, I’m not a medical expert! As for the chillies, probably best to research the ingredients and ask the manufacturers. You can get their details and more information on Rum Chata here: https://rumchata.com/