i had a fond memory of this drink. my mom had this mix she kept in the freezer, and she'd scoop it out of the tupperware container, add hot water, and make a yummy sweet drink. so i asked her about it the other day, and she said she'd look for the recipe. she emailed it to me a day later, and i was excited to try it!
then i read the ingredients. and i thought, that can't be right.
but google says, oh yeah, you read that right.
hot buttered rum
1 lb. (4 sticks) butter, softened
1 lb. light brown sugar
1 pt. vanilla ice cream, softened
2 tsp. nutmeg
2 tsp. cinnamon
beat butter and brown sugar and spices together until blended and fluffy. add the ice cream and mix to combine. store in freezer for up to 2 months.
to serve, scoop 2 Tb. into a cup. pour in hot water and add one shot of rum. stir to combine, and slurp.
hey, if i'm gonna get fat this holiday, so are you. pinky swear?
butter, sugar, and ice cream? i have to wonder about the people who originally created this recipe. what, they were making chocolate chip cookies, but forgot the whole mise en place thing and got to step two. and said oh great, no eggs. let's dump this butter sugar mixture in a pot of boiling water, pour in some rum and put our feet up! (i also took a moment to ponder the fact that my mom kept a tub of this in her freezer. but i'm a mom, i get it. we all need those calgon moments sometimes.)
so once you get over the idea of drinking butter with some sugar and ice cream in it, it's actually pretty good. it makes a ton. i've heard it's tasty with captain morgan's spiced rum. it would be fun at a cookie exchange or after a night of caroling, skiing, whatever other exciting activities motivated people do in the winter.
me, i'll be sitting on my couch. watching netflix. slurp.