Hot Buttered Rum Recipe

A winter favourite which can be served round the fire, in lieu of dessert, after a winter braai.


Prep Time

5 minutes

Cooking Time



Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup confectioners’sugar
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream, softened
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • ½ cup boiling water
  • 1-3 tbsp rum

Recipe Method

  1. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugars until light and fluffy.
  2. Beat in the ice cream, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  3. Cover and store in the freezer.
  4. For each serving, place ½ cup butter mixture in a mug, add boiling water and stir to dissolve.
  5. Stir in rum to taste.

Hints & Tips

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Aztec Hot Chocolate

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Hot Toddy

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