Hot Buttered Rum Mix Recipe
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Hot Buttered Rum Mix Recipe

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I offered this comforting, hot drink to guests at one of my Bunco gatherings. Everyone wanted the recipe. I like to keep a batch in the freezer for easy entertaining.—Carol Beyerl, East Wenatchee, Washington
Featured In: Christmas Drinks
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + freezing
MAKES:14-18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + freezing
MAKES: 14-18 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream, softened
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon rum extract
  • ADDITIONAL INGREDIENT (for each serving):
  • 3/4 cup boiling water

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 225 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 33mg cholesterol, 89mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add the ice cream, cinnamon, nutmeg and extract. Transfer to a freezer container; freeze overnight. Makes 3-1/2 cups mix.
  2. To prepare hot drink: Dissolve 3-4 tablespoons of mix in boiling water; stir well. Yield: 14-18 servings.
Originally published as Hot Buttered Rum Mix in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2008, p95

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dccookin User ID: 7162688 102266
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2013

"We really enjoyed this recipe! I thought it was easy to put together, the temperature was perfect, and the flavors were great. It's not the kind of thing I could drink often, but my husband and I enjoyed sharing the occasional glass on cool nights."

dianaolivera User ID: 4553142 158821
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2012

"We make this for Christmas and we love it and our friends love it..its a great alternative to hot chocolate! Perfect for cold nights!"

rebajojo User ID: 1558973 157288
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2012

"I like the flavor of this recipe, but whenever I make it according to the directions it is at best lukewarm instead of hot. I find it necessary to let the mixture come to room temperature before mixing beverages or even warm the mixed beverage in the microwave before serving. Do not add rum or alcohol before microwaving; add that as the last step."

Snowlily User ID: 5991687 171167
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2012

"<p>I'm not going to rate because I haven't tried it, but Southern Living had a good Hot Buttered Rum recipe--with real rum--in a 1982 (I think, it might have been older like me) Christmas cookbook. I thought it was too sweet, so I just left out the powdered sugar and it tasted much better to me and didn't leave a coating in my mouth. It was more like a pound of butter, a box of brown sugar, a box of powdered sugar (which I omitted the second time I made it), a gallon of good French vanilla ice cream and I believe whipping cream. I'd like some right now!</p>"

germanycook User ID: 6411056 209515
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2012

"This was honestly the first disgusting thing I have tried from Taste of Home. And I have made hundreds of their recipes! Far, far too sweet and it just was a big waste if ingredients."

cheriwinkle User ID: 1239361 101681
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2010

"BonnieCP. I'm not a rum drinker, but I would guess that you would reduce the hot water amount by the amount of rum--according to your taste--you would want in your serving. So you would still have 3/4 cup hot liquid, but part would be rum. You would probably leave out the rum flavoring."

BonnieCP User ID: 1200288 101678
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2010

"I am writing with a question, rather than a review. This sounds fabulous, and want to use it for a dinner party we're having this week. There's no mention of rum, though! How much and when do you add the rum?

Thanks much!"

lhunt9113 User ID: 5712300 81343
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2010

"I made this for a Christmas party. It was great. A huge hit. Not a drop left. The nondrinkers just had it with hot water and still loved it. Almost every one asked for the recipe. I have tried several different ones and this one is the bes by far. I will be making it again for sure."

lmm242424 User ID: 1332474 172380
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2010

"This is a great recipe. I didn't change a thing. I am making it for Christmas gifts again this year along with a bottle of Captain Morgan's spiced rum. Everyone loved it last year."

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