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Hot Buttered Rum Mix

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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. + freezing
  • Makes
    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


  • 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.
  • To prepare hot drink: Dissolve 3-4 tablespoons of mix in boiling water; stir well.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 225 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 33mg cholesterol, 89mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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  • dccookin
    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
    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!

  • novarossi7
    Dec 11, 2012

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  • rebajojo
    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.

  • DSBigDog
    Dec 7, 2012

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  • germanycook
    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.

  • MPR.hayward
    Feb 19, 2011

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  • cheriwinkle
    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
    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
    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.