Hot Buttered Rum


My husband and I took our daughter on a drive around Bellingham the other night to check out the local Christmas light displays around the neighborhood. My daughter loves Christmas even though she is only two and doesn’t understand what it’s about, but she really enjoys all the light displays and Christmas trees she has been seeing.

As we were finishing up our cruise around town my husband mentioned that he was really craving some hot buttered rum and that it had been years since he had any. I had never tried it so we took a detour over to the grocery store to get supplies and high tailed it home to get mixing.

Here are the ingredients

1/2 cup butter (softened)

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup powdered sugar

1/2 cup vanilla ice cream

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 nutmeg

1 pinch ground clove

boiling water

Spiced Rum (optional)

Whipped cream

Blend all the ingredients except the ice cream in a bowl, then add the ice cream and continue mixing until it is smooth.

Take 3 tablespoons of your mixture and place in a mug. Pour a shot of rum over the mixture. You can leave this part out if you don’t drink alcohol. Then fill the cup up the rest of the way with boiling water. Top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon.


Freeze the leftover mixture until you are ready to use it. This recipe should make 8-10 servings.



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