Hot Buttered Rum

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.


7 servings (3-1/2 cups mix)

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023
I received this recipe for hot buttered rum from a friend more than 30 years ago, and I think of her every winter when I stir up a batch. It keeps well in the freezer, so feel free to make it ahead of time. —Joyce Moynihan, Lakeville, Minnesota


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream, softened
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1 to 3 tablespoons rum


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Beat in the ice cream, cinnamon and nutmeg. Cover and store in the freezer.
  2. For each serving, place 1/2 cup butter mixture in a mug, add boiling water and stir to dissolve. Stir in rum.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 428 calories, 30g fat (19g saturated fat), 85mg cholesterol, 221mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.