Thursday, December 18, 2014

Hot Buttered Rum Nog

Hot Buttered Rum Nog

Not gonna lie. The first time I heard about hot buttered rum I thought the idea sounded nauseating. But over the years, whenever I heard the term, I started wondering why I thought so because I certainly like butter well enough. And I definitely like rum. And the idea starting sounding more appealing.

Hot Buttered Rum Nog
When I finally decided to make my own, I looked up recipes and found it involved making a "batter' so now it wasn't so much nauseating as much as complicated. No wonder it took me so longer to warm up to this drink.

Happily, the "batter" is hardly complicated and the drink lends itself perfectly to different flavors. The creamy part is typically ice cream and so I used some of the egg nog ice cream I have in the freezer. And it turned out so well that now I'm thinking the pumpkin ice cream and chocolate ice cream I have may both needed to be tested too. Cheers!

Per Serving:
1 Tablespoon unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 Tablespoon sugar
2 oz. Egg nog ice cream or egg nog
1 1/2 oz. Spiced rum
Pinch of cinnamon
Small pinch of nutmeg
6 oz. Boiling water

Combine the butter and sugar in a small bowl. Add the egg nog ice cream and whisk in the boiling water. Stir in the rum, cinnamon and nutmeg and garnish with whipped cream if desired.


  1. I've never had a hot buttered rum but this version is definitely making me want one today.

  2. I love hot buttered rum and I can't wait to make this tomorrow night after everyone has gone to bed - that's when Jerry and I drink and try to put toys together! :)