Hot and buttered for the holidays
It’s almost Christmas Eve. Are you stressing about a last-minute gift or what to bring to the holiday potluck? Don’t get hot and bothered – get hot and buttered! Whip up this Hot Buttered Rum recipe from my husband’s family and relax.
Big Sky Hot Buttered Rum1 lb butter (2 c) 1 lb brown sugar (2 c packed) 1 lb confectioners’ sugar (2 c) 1 qt vanilla ice cream, softened (4 c) 1 T ground cinnamon 1 t ground nutmeg
Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Blend in brown sugar and confectioners’ sugar. Remove from heat, and whisk in the ice cream, cinnamon and nutmeg. Use immediately or pour mixture into a container to freeze.
In a coffee mug, measure 1 T (or more to taste) Hot Buttered Rum batter and 1 oz of rum, then fill cup with 5 oz of hot water. Stir and sprinkle top of drink with nutmeg.
This recipe is ideal for a couple of reasons. You can make it ahead and freeze the batter for many single drinks in the cold nights ahead. You can also package it up, grab a bottle of rum and present both as a last-minute gift (with instructions to freeze it). Here’s to cozy nights during the holidays [clink].