Hot Buttered Rum Batter

Hot Buttered Rum Batter

Hot Buttered Rum – This classic hot cocktail is sure to warm you up with a delicious combination of milk, rum and spices. So wonderful and creamy!

This creamy hot cocktail is perfect on a cool evening, and great as an after-dinner or dessert drink!


  • 2 sticks butter
  • 1/4 c. (1/2 stick) butter, softened
  • 1/4 c. brown sugar
  • 1/4 c. powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 c. vanilla ice cream, slightly softened
  • Spiced Rum (like Captain Morgan)
  • Whipped Topping and Nutmeg for toppings


  1. In a small bowl, cream butter and sugars. Add the cinnamon and nutmeg and stir. Add softened ice cream and beat until fully combined.
  2. Add 2 Tbsp. of ice cream mixture to a mug. Pour over 1 oz. (a shot) of Rum. Add 6-8 oz of boiling water.
  3. Freeze remaining batter for later use. Enjoy!

Dark, spiced rum is the most traditional liquor for a hot buttered rum recipe. Popular brands include Captain Morgan, Kraken and Bacardi.

This looks like it would be perfect after a cold day of sledding and then sipping this and sitting by the fire. Yum!

- Miami Food Network -

In the late 17th century, Jamaica began importing molasses to the American colonies, where distilleries started turning it into rum. Rum became very readily available, and people started adding it to toddies and nogs, thus creating hot buttered rum and eggnog.


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