Thursday, October 20, 2011

Hot Buttered Rum

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Once the weather starts getting cold my kids start begging for things like hot cocoa, Hot Butterbeer (yes, we are avid Harry Potter fans) and hot buttered rum.  It's usually a daily thing after they get off the bus from school during the cold months to have a cup of hot something-or-other to warm up with.  Most Saturday mornings they enjoy it also.  So it was no surprise that Ava asked me this morning when they could have some hot buttered rum.  I decided what the heck.  I always have the ingredients on hand and if it keeps them out of my hair for a half hour while they drink it and watch Harry Potter or some such thing, then I'm all for it.  This stuff is really delicious and you can enjoy it with or without the rum.  I even put it in my coffee this morning and boy, was that delicious. 

Hot Buttered Rum

1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 stick butter 
2 cups vanilla ice cream
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
boiling water

In a medium saucepan combine sugars and butter and stir over low heat until butter is melted and it's all combined.  Remove from heat and add ice cream and whisk until melted then add cinnamon and nutmeg.  Here's what it will look like in the pan.

You can store the mixture in the fridge or freezer until you are ready to use. 
When serving fill your mug about 1/4 full with the buttered mixture and (if you want) add 1 ounce of whatever rum you prefer.  I have tried it with Captain Morgan which adds a nice bit of 'spicy' flavor.  Then add the rest of the 3/4 mug full with boiling water and stir.  Add some whipped cream to the top and serve!  I have served this many times when we have had company over for a winter get together instead of serving coffee.  It's nice to serve something different than coffee.  I really hope you enjoy this as much as we do!!

Here's a pic of the kids enjoying some from this morning when I made it.  (10-20-2011)

1 comment:

  1. This looks fabulous! Can't wait to try it!