Rating: 4.61 stars
143 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 105
  • 4 star values: 27
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 1

Always requested at all my holiday gatherings, it is delicious beyond belief!

Recipe Summary

Servings:
15
Yield:
15 servings
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Ingredients

15
Original recipe yields 15 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large bowl cream the butter and the sugars together until smooth. Add the softened ice cream and mix until a creamy consistency is obtained. Transfer this to a freezer container with a tight fitting lid. Place in the freezer for up to 1 month.

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  • To Serve: Place a heaping 2 tablespoons of the frozen mix in a highball glass or coffee mug. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons dark rum. Pour over the mix 6 ounces of boiling water and stir until the mixture is melted. Sprinkle top with cinnamon or nutmeg and serve forth!

Nutrition Facts

411 calories; protein 1.4g; carbohydrates 67.8g; fat 16.2g; cholesterol 48mg; sodium 38.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (106)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2008
FREEZE THE MIX INTO ICE CUBE TRAYS. Spray the trays well with unflavored cooking spray (don't use butter flavored) and spoon in the mix. When they are frozen solid, drop the "cubes" into a heavy duty zipper top bag and store in the freezer. Eliminates the mess of scoops and drips, and adjust the number of cubes in your drink based on the size of your trays. Dishwasher your trays in very hot water to remove the spray, or put them in the sink and poor boiling water over them. Read More
(185)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/26/2008
Weird. Not really what I expected but OK. I don't really know how to explain it! I don't think I will make this again. Read More
(7)
143 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 105
  • 4 star values: 27
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2008
FREEZE THE MIX INTO ICE CUBE TRAYS. Spray the trays well with unflavored cooking spray (don't use butter flavored) and spoon in the mix. When they are frozen solid, drop the "cubes" into a heavy duty zipper top bag and store in the freezer. Eliminates the mess of scoops and drips, and adjust the number of cubes in your drink based on the size of your trays. Dishwasher your trays in very hot water to remove the spray, or put them in the sink and poor boiling water over them. Read More
(185)
Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2004
this recipe is great. Except I use l lb butter and also add 1 Tbls each of nutmeg, cinnamon,& cloves. Can't believe what a difference it makes to the overall flavor. Pat Read More
(114)
Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2004
This recipe is really good but I find that it is difficult to get people to try it at a party because the mix can get very hard to scoop when it has been frozen for a long time and people bypass it when they see that it takes three steps (scoop mix, add rum, add cider) because they think it's too much of a hassle. I simplified the serving process by pre-scooping the mix into styrofoam cups and keeping them in the freezer. That way guests could just grab a cup of mix from the freezer and add the rum and cider instead of wrestling with the ice cream scoop. Instead of using water, I used a mixture of 4 parts water and 1 part apple cider. I think this is a great recipe for a party because people add their own alcohol so it helps non-drinkers blend in with the other guests and they don't have to advertise the fact they aren't drinking alcohol. Kids also really liked it - they started calling it "Hogwarts's Butter Beer" after Harry Potter. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2005
I took the suggestions of others & almost doubled the amount of butter & then decreased the amount of sugars by half. I also added cinnamon, nutmeg & cloves (about a tsp. each) It was really good w/ rum but it is outstanding in coffee. I can't wait to try it in warm apple cider! Read More
(54)
Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2003
have been looking for this recipe for ages, only thing that has been left out is cinnamon,cloves and nutmeg, and I use a full pound of butter and a quart of gourmet vanilla ice cream. be very carefull of these they go down so smooth!!! is best if u use old bushmills as the whiskey in it, or just add hot waterand the kids will love it with all the flavors!!!! But this is a favorite of mine sat Christmas!! Read More
(47)
Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2006
This was a big hit at this year's holiday party! I just had to make sure to put enough of the mixture and not too much hot water. Dark rum is definitely better than light as well. Overall fantastic!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2003
This recipe has been in our family for years also- it is always a hit! I also add nutmeg and cinnamon to the mix as well as garnish with a sprinkle of nutmeg and a cinnamon stick. Also try with 1/2 Reg Rum and 1/2 Myers Dark Rum. Really warms you up!!!! Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2005
This was excellent at my holiday party. I used reviewers' suggestions and included 1 lb of butter and extra spices (ground cloves nutmeg cinnamon allspice). I do agree that less sugar would still be good and that this is excellent in hot chocolate for people who prefer not to drink alcohol (or for kids). We used the ice cream scoop to serve but it was still a little drippy and messy so be prepared to clean your freezer after the party or put tinfoil down under the container first. Read More
(18)
Rating: 4 stars
01/24/2004
Way too sweet! Cut the sugar in half and it will be 5 stars. I also used the suggestion of using Gourmet Ice Cream and added cinnamon as well. Sinfully delicious!! Read More
(17)
Rating: 3 stars
01/26/2008
Weird. Not really what I expected but OK. I don't really know how to explain it! I don't think I will make this again. Read More
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