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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,

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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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celebrity_soup celebrity_soup 8 years
hot? buttered? music to my ears
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Never had this before...
NOLAgirl NOLAgirl 8 years
I've actually ordered hot buttered rum in a bar (usually before Christmas caroling), and I make them at home (from a recipe in Christmas 101), and I've never heard of them containing ice cream base. Just brown sugar, butter, cinnamon sticks, hot water, and rum. It's quite good and does not necessarily need the ice cream.
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 8 years
Give us 3 of these and we will be dancing on the table!
JovianSkies JovianSkies 8 years
MMm...I've never had one, but they look quite tasty!
sarah_bellum sarah_bellum 8 years
That sounds great on a rainy day like today. You could portion the batter out into ice cube trays and pop one out whenever the mood struck.
AmberHoney AmberHoney 8 years
Very creative and oh so appropriate for this weather.
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