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Happy Hour: Hot Buttered Rum

After putting together a quiz about hot buttered rum, I couldn't let the weekend pass without making a batch. So I decided to experiment with a hot buttered rum batter recipe. The batter — a mixture of butter, powdered and brown sugar, spices, and melted ice cream — is frozen and can be used at anytime, To make the toddy, rum and boiling water are added to a heaping tablespoon of batter. This was incredibly easy to make, with a rich, warming, not-too-sweet taste. In fact writing this has got me craving one right now! For the recipe,


Hot Buttered Rum
Modified From Sheri Marr at All Recipes

For batter:
1/2 lb. butter
1/2 lb. brown sugar
1/2 lb. confectioners' sugar
1/2 qt. vanilla ice cream, softened
1/2 tbsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
For drink:
1 shot rum per drink
boiling water

  1. Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat.
  2. Whisk in brown sugar and confectioners sugar.
  3. Remove from heat, and whisk in the ice cream, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  4. Pour mixture into a plastic container, seal, and freeze.
  5. To make a drink: in a coffee mug, measure 1 heaping tablespoon hot buttered rum batter. Add the rum, then fill cup with boiling water. Stir, and sprinkle top of drink with nutmeg, if desired.

Makes about 6 cups batter.

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