A buttery mixture of sugar, ice cream, and spices, this hot buttered rum can be made in advance and served by the glass. Plus, it’s kid-friendly, too!

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Hot Buttered Rum! A buttery mixture of sugar, ice cream, and spices, this hot buttered rum can be made in advance and served by the glass. Plus it's kid-friendly, too! | HomemadeHooplah..com

About Hot Buttered Rum

Cooler weather is on the way, and in my house that means only one thing: soon we’ll have a fire in our fireplace.

For those familiar with this little food blog, yes, we do live in Phoenix.

Yes, houses do have fireplaces here. In fact, when we were house hunting, an old friend of mine listed a fireplace as a requirement to buy.

And yes, we will have a fire roaring in said fireplace when it’s a “chilly” 60 degrees out.

How to make hot buttered rum.

But you know what? I don’t mind a warm fire when I have a cozy winter-weather-friendly drink in my hand. Then it doesn’t matter what temperature is, because I’m too busy being wrapped up in all my Hallmark visions of winter.

Sitting on the couch next to a fire, watching a good movie, and a mug of hot buttered rum in my hands?

That’s like a picture on a Christmas card.

Easy hot buttered rum recipe.

I didn’t discover this buttery and rummy drink until recently, and, you guys, now I’m wondering how I lived through winter without it.

This drink tastes more like a holiday treat to me than a drink – but, the bonus is that it is a drink, and therefore is super easy to make.

Plus, you can make a whole batch and then serve it by the glass whenever you want.

Kid-friendly version of hot buttered rum.

So if you’re a fan of warm drinks in cold weather, then give this classic drink a try this winter. I guarantee it’ll become a staple for your holidays!

Notes & tips for hot buttered rum

  • If you’ve never had hot buttered rum, just imagine a warm eggnog flavor. It’s not exactly the same, but it’s pretty close!
  • This recipe is kid-friendly! It uses rum extract, not “actual” rum, and only a very small amount. If you’re still leery of the preservative alcohol contents in an extract, you can use a rum emulsion instead.

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Easy ingredients to make hot buttered rum.

Recipe Details

Hot Buttered Rum! A buttery mixture of sugar, ice cream, and spices, this hot buttered rum can be made in advance and served by the glass. Plus it's kid-friendly, too! | HomemadeHooplah..com
4.34 from 6 votes

Hot Buttered Rum

30 mins prep
236 kcal
Yields: 12 drinks
A buttery mixture of sugar, ice cream, and spices, this hot buttered rum can be made in advance and served by the glass. Plus it's kid-friendly, too!

Ingredients 

Instructions

  • Using a stand mixer (or hand mixer + large bowl), whip together butter, powdered sugar, light brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg on medium high speed until fluffy, about 5-7 minutes. Remove mixer blades and scrape along the side of the bowl to ensure all ingredients are combined.
  • Add rum extract and vanilla ice cream to mixing bowl; whip until mixture is thick and clumps are mostly gone, about another 8-10 minutes. Remove mixer blades and scrape along the side of the bowl to ensure all ingredients are combined.
  • Transfer butter rum mixture to a large sealable container and freeze until firm, about 2-4 hours (mixture will not turn fully solid).
  • When ready to serve, bring a few cups of water to a boil. Scoop out the rum butter mixture and add it to a glass, then pour boiling water on top. Stir until rum butter is mostly melted. To keep the correct ratio, it should be 1 part rum butter mixture to 2 parts boiling water (ex: 1/2 cup rum butter and 1 cup boiling water). Serve drinks with cinnamon sticks for stirring and added flavor (optional).

Nutrition

Calories: 236kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 155mg | Potassium: 60mg | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 565IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 0.1mg

I do my best to provide nutrition information, but please keep in mind that I'm not a certified nutritionist. Any nutritional information discussed or disclosed in this post should only be seen as my best amateur estimates of the correct values.

Author: Chrisy

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2 comments

    • Roger L Miller
    • 1 star

    Hot buttered RUM without actual RUM ??? Who wants rum EXTRACT ?? I’ll keep looking….

    • modelt4
    • 5 stars

    can i add hot milk instead of hot water?