Celtic Homemade Hot Buttered Rum

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
Recipe by Cosima

"What butter and whiskey won't cure there's no cure for." (Scottish Proverb). Yet another recipe from my favourite book, Celtic Folklore Cooking, by Joanne Asala. Holidays associated with this recipe: Yule, Esbat celebrations.

Top Review by under12parsecs

I had no idea that buttered rum batter was so easy to make. This is a really good recipe for it and I look forward to trying the cider version!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small bowl, beat butter together with brown sugar, powdered sugar, nutmeg, and cinnamon.
  2. Beat in the softened ice cream.
  3. Pour the ice cream mixture into a freezer-proof container, seal, and freeze.
  4. When ready to serve, put about 1/3 cup of the ice cream mixture into individual mugs.
  5. Add 1 jigger of rum and 1/2 cup boiling water to each.
  6. Stir well and serve. Add whipped cream if you like.
  7. Variation: Place 2 jiggers of dark rum, a twist of lemon peel, and a cinnamon stick in an ale mug. Fill with boiling hard cider, add a pat of butter, and stir with a cinnamon stick.

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