Hot Buttered Rum Batter


Make a hot buttered rum whenever the craving hits! This easy batter mixes up in minutes and keeps in the freezer for up to 3 months so you'll have it for the entire holiday season. All you need to make a delicious and buttery hot buttered rum cocktail is this hot buttered rum mix, rum, and boiling water. Try salted caramel ice cream instead of vanilla, or pumpkin spice instead of cinnamon and nutmeg for fun variations.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
6 cups mix

Keep this hot buttered rum mix on hand to make a festive drink whenever you need a warm and cozy pick-me-up.

Hot Buttered Rum Mix Ingredients

You can make this decadent hot buttered rum batter with just six ingredients. Here's what you'll need:

· Butter: This hot buttered rum batter starts with melted butter.
· Sugars: Confectioners' sugar and brown sugar are dissolved in the butter.
· Ice cream: Vanilla ice cream creates an utterly decadent texture. You can substitute salted caramel ice cream.
· Spices: Cinnamon and nutmeg add warmth and cozy flavor.

How to Make Hot Buttered Rum Mix

You'll find the full, step-by-step recipe below — but here's a brief overview of what you can expect when you make this top-rated hot buttered rum batter:

1. Melt the butter over medium heat.
2. Stir in the confectioners' sugar and brown sugar.
3. Remove from the heat and whisk in the ice cream and spices.

How to Store Hot Buttered Rum Mix

Allow the hot buttered rum batter to cool. Transfer it to airtight, freezer-safe containers. Store in the freezer for up to three months.

How to Use Hot Buttered Rum Mix

Make a mug of hot buttered rum whenever you like by combining 1 tablespoon batter and 1 fluid ounce rum in a mug. Fill the mug with hot water and stir. Sprinkle with nutmeg, if desired.

For a non-alcoholic twist, try mixing this hot buttered rum batter with milk, apple cider, or coffee.

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

"For a holiday dinner party, I cut the recipe in half and used low-fat ice cream," according to kate. "My guests tried it with Bacardi and with very dark rum as well as in coffee and loved it. I'll make it again next year."

"This is amazing," raves Debbie D. "We love to light a fire, make a hot buttered rum and put on It's a Wonderful Life. Children and teetotalers love it in hot apple cider and hot chocolate."

"I can think of so many things this would be amazing with," says Erin Costa. "Over cinnamon rolls, over ice cream, with apple cider, in hot water, in my coffee. I could go on and on. This will always be in my freezer."

Editorial contributions by Corey Williams


  • 1 pound unsalted butter

  • 1 pound brown sugar

  • 1 pound confectioners' sugar

  • 1 quart vanilla ice cream, softened

  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg


  1. Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Blend in brown sugar and confectioners' sugar until smooth.

  2. Remove from the heat. Add ice cream, cinnamon, and nutmeg and whisk until incorporated. Pour mixture into a plastic container, cover, and store in the freezer.

To Make Hot Buttered Rum:

For each serving of hot buttered rum, combine 1 tablespoon rum batter and 1 fluid ounce rum in a coffee mug. Fill the mug with boiling water and stir to combine. Sprinkle nutmeg over top if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

78 Calories
4g Fat
10g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 100
Calories 78
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 6mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 0g
Potassium 18mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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