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Favorite Fall Cocktails

Hot Buttered Rum

Don't cringe when you read the list of ingredients. Yes it's just that luscious and decadent, and it will keep in the freezer for three months. So, make up a batch for sipping, then put on a movie by the fire, or sit outside near a bonfire. The kids will enjoy their "rum-less" mocktail as much as you savor your adult version. Well, maybe not . . . but what they don't know won't hurt 'em!
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Drinks
Servings 12 servings


  • Large container
  • Mug
  • 1 large pot


  • 1 pound unsalted butter
  • 1 pound light brown sugar
  • 1 pound confectioners sugar
  • 2 quarts Talenti vanilla bean gelato, softened or your favorite vanilla bean ice cream
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 ounces Goslings Black Seal Rum or your favorite dark rum


  • For the ice cream batter:
    Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Blend in brown sugar and confectioners sugar. Remove from heat, then whisk in ice cream, cinnamon and nutmeg. Pour mixture into a plastic container, seal and freeze.
  • For the drink:
    Put one ice cream scoop full of the batter into our favorite mug. Add 2 ounces your favorite dark rum. Fill with boiling water. Sprinkle nutmeg on top.