DIY: Hot Buttered Rum

Yesterday afternoon I had occasion to share a version of this recipe. One of the co-owners of Beth Marie’s, an awesome ice cream shop in Denton that makes its own, was talking about how tough the past week of the ice storm has been on business (I believe the exact phrase was “selling ice to Eskimos”)

Beth Marie's Old Fashioned Ice Cream Parlor, Denton

Beth Marie’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream Parlor, Denton

Folks around him started brain storming about ice cream drinks, and then adult ice cream drinks, as a way to help and then just because it was fun to talk recipes. Beth Marie’s is a family friendly place, so that’s not going to happen. But it was fun to share this one my mother made occasionally.

Hot Buttered Rum 

Base recipe

1 c. butter, softened

1/2 c. brown sugar

1/2 c. powdered sugar, sifted

1 tsp. ground nutmeg

1 tsp. cinnamon

1 pint vanilla ice cream, softened

Cream butter, sugars and spices. Fold in softened ice cream and re-freeze in a sealed container.

To serve

Spoon 2-4 tablespoons of the mix into a mug. Add jigger of rum or brandy (“or brandy” is always an option with people from Wisconsin) and 1/2 cup boiling water. Stir with cinnamon stick and serve.



  1. Sharon Wilson on December 13, 2013 at 1:28 am

    I gained 3 pounds just reading this.

  2. Peggy on December 13, 2013 at 1:32 am

    Honestly, I don’t know which recipe is worse. This one, or the real egg nog recipe a college roommate made each Christmas. She started with cognac, cream and a dozen eggs …

  3. Peggy on December 13, 2013 at 1:33 am

    Guess I’ll have to post that recipe next.

  4. Fishcreekneighbor on December 13, 2013 at 1:51 am

    Perfect timing! Arlington voters just approved liquor sales!

  5. Peggy on December 15, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    I’m surprised Arlington didn’t allow liquor stores before now.

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