RumChata is a cream liqueur that has become very popular since its release in 2009. It is made from a blend of five-time distilled Caribbean rums with Wisconsin dairy cream and flavored with cinnamon, vanilla, and other 'secret flavors.'
The inspiration for RumChata is horchata, a very popular drink in Mexico and Spain that dates back to the time of ancient Egyptians. In Egypt and Spain the chufa nut was ground with water, cinnamon, and sugar to make a drink that has the look of milk.
When the recipe came to Mexico, rice was used in place of the nut.
Traditionally, horchata does not contain dairy products, though RumChata liqueur does.
RumChata contains homogenized cream and does not need to be refrigerated. An open bottle can be stored at room temperature for about 6 months.