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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 Rum

1 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].

Cheers, ICE


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2 Responses to “Hot and buttered for the holidays”

  1. LB Says:

    That looks awsome.

  2. Cara in the House Says:

    Y.U.M. Happy Holidays ICE!!