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A Creamy Hot Buttered Rum Recipe

Hot Buttered Rum with Ice Cream is a creamy version of this vintage cocktail.  The base consists of brown sugar, powdered sugar, and butter spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg.  Mix in a quart of vanilla ice cream, and you have a vat of deliciousness. Just throw the ice cream mixture in the freezer to pull out when you are ready to use. How could this warm beverage get any better?  Add a shot of dark rum, and top with boiling water.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy hot buttered rum, hot buttered rum, hot buttered rum with ice cream
Servings: 32 servings
Calories: 273kcal
Author: Barbara


  • 1 pound butter, softened
  • 1 pound light brown sugar
  • 1 pound powdered sugar, sifted
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 1 quart vanilla ice cream, softened


  • Cream together softened butter, brown sugar, powdered sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  • Add softened ice cream and mix until smooth.
  • Pour into an airtight bowl, and store in the freezer.
  • To serve, fill cup with one scoop of ice cream mixture. Add one shot of rum and fill cup with boiling water.


  • Be sure to let butter soften at room temperature so that it creams easily with the sugars.
  • If your ice cream base is lumpy, microwave it in a microwave-safe bowl in 30 second intervals, stirring in between until smooth. 
  • Add as much or as little dark rum as you like.
  • For a new version, try substituting in chocolate liqueur for the rum. 
  • The base to this buttered rum with ice cream stays soft in the freezer, making it easy to scoop.  Use an ice cream scoop like this one!
  • Use as little or as much of the sweet, buttery, sugary, ice cream base as you like.  Try not to eat all of the ice cream base with a spoon. It's so yummy that it's hard not to.
  • This easy hot buttered rum recipe makes a large vat of base for the freezer.  It serves a crowd for a large party, or it keeps in the freezer for several months in an airtight container. 
  • Don't want the rum but still want to enjoy this as a hot drink? Just pour some hot water over a generous scoop of the ice cream base OR add a scoop to your morning or evening coffee.
  • Try some of our other cocktails that are large enough for a party like Sneaky Pete Vodka Slush and Bay Breeze Cocktail for a Crowd


Calories: 273kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 30mg | Potassium: 81mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 479IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 1mg