2 cups firmly packed brown sugar 1/2 cup butter or margarine 1 pinch salt 3 cinnamon sticks 6 whole cloves 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 2 cups rum 2 quarts hot water heavy cream, whipped additional ground nutmeg, for topping
Combine brown sugar, butter, salt, cinnamon sticks, cloves, and nutmeg in the crock pot. Add hot water. Stir well.
Cover pot and cook on LOW for 5 hours.
Add rum; stirring to blend.
Serve from crock pot in warm mugs with a scoop of whipped cream and a dusting of nutmeg.
Valerie's Review REVIEW: November 28, 2013 I love hot buttered rum on a chilly winter night. This recipe has a great mix of flavors in just the right proportions. The crock pot makes it so simple to keep it heated for serving too.
Joseph October 9, 2014 COMMENT: It looks like a good recipe and will have to try it if I ever get my hands on any rum. I just wondered if it's supposed to be light or dark rum or does it not matter? And also to ArbyC3, you could probably just use CoolWhip, esp. lite or sugar-free CoolWhip. I'll try this the original way first but I recently read that in most cooking or baking that you could substitute Greek yogurt for any fat in the recipe. Even an equivalent amount of 4% Greek yogurt would be far less fat than a stick of butter and at 4% milkfat would probably still provide some of the richness as if you were using butter. I also found a way to make a brown sugar substitute, which is to combine 1 tbsp. of molasses with an amount of calorie-free sweetener equivalent to the sweetness of 1 cup of sugar (for every cup of brown sugar, and while splenda is a 1-to-1 substitution, other calorie-free sweeteners like Truvia require less to be equivalent to the sweetness of 1 cup of sugar....I believe the equivalent for Truvia is 1/3 cup plus 1 1/2 tbsp. to equal the sweetness of a cup of sugar)
Guest Foodie December 16, 2013 REVIEW:
Recently made this for a christmas party with rave reviews.The whip cream changes the flavor a little and recommend trying it with and without. Scale up tip: I doubled the recipe and it almost fit into a 26.5 quart crockpot. I just removed some of the liquid to add the rum at the end and then added it back once there was room.
Guest Foodie November 26, 2013 REVIEW:
What kind of "cloves" are you supposed to use?
CDKitchen Staff Reply: Clove is a spice, you can find whole cloves in the spice aisle of your grocery store along with things like nutmeg and cinnamon.
Member since: Apr 12, 2001
matet178 October 26, 2013 REVIEW:
It's finally cooled down enough to warrant some hot buttered rum! Just took the first sip of this and I think we've found a new favorite. It is a bit sweeter than some other recipes but it worked with the spices in it because they kinda balance it out.
Chris July 4, 2013 REVIEW:
Saw this recipe mentioned on reddit so thought I would try it. It's as good as everyone says. Not low in calories, but dang good.
Sailor's Choice November 4, 2011 REVIEW:
I made this for a large group and it turned out great. I actually made it the night before (sans rum), stored it in the fridge, warmed it up the next morning with the rum and it was delicious! - Thanks for a great recipe!!
ArbyC3 December 20, 2009 COMMENT: I am attempting to make this recipe, but I'm confused on the heavy cream-whipped. When do you use it and how much. I see whipped cream as a topping at the end, so why would it call for 'heavy' whipped cream? Did I buy a quart for nothing?
CDKitchen Staff Reply: Heavy cream is whipped to become "whipped cream"
Lisamartin7 November 29, 2009 REVIEW:
This was delicious. Brought it to an oyster roast and it was huge hit! It wasn't too sweet at all, but because of the too sweet comment, I didn't put a ton of sugar in the whipped cream and it worked perfectly. Yummy!
Member since: Oct 26, 2008
dreamsickle718 February 17, 2009 REVIEW:
I made this recipe for my guests on Christmas and let me tell you it was a big hit !!! It was so easy to prepare and the taste was excellent. It is the best drink on a cold winter day. I highly recommend it for your next gathering.
Audrey December 20, 2008 REVIEW:
I made this for a party we had tonight and it was a big success. I looked all over the internet for recipes for hot buttered rum. Some are quite involved and come from several reputable places. I wanted something quick and simple that I could just put together and then leave for guests to help themselves. This recipe does just that. You make enough for the number of guests expected and then let it simmer in the crockpot for 5 hours. There are a couple of pointers that I think would help. First of all, we used only 1/3 of the rum, and it should be dark rum for better flavor. We left a bottle of Myers dark rum by the crockpot for guests who wanted to add more. Secondly, we cooked the recipe for about 5 hours, then added the rum and let it sit under the keep warm setting for a couple of hours till the guests arrived. Thirdly, it is essential you use fresh grated nutmeg, instead of the bottled grated nutmeg. It tastes much better. Finally, I was surprised to find that the whipped cream does make a difference. I don't like whipped cream, so I did my dry run without whipped cream and thought it was good. At the party everyone loved it with the whipped cream, so I tried it. No wonder some people add ice cream! That makes it even sweeter. However, with ice cream you may need to add the recommended amount of rum to maintain the rum flavour.
I do have 2 questions about this recipe. 1) If I wanted to make it for work, would it be as good with rum essence/flavoring instead of rum? 2) How do you store leftovers, and how long will they keep?
Grubermann November 20, 2008 REVIEW:
Fabulous drink! Easy to make. I only used 1/4 cup butter and it was still plenty rich. I also let everyone add their own rum to taste.
Member since: Jul 2, 2008
jessicamariez July 2, 2008 REVIEW:
It was great for my family get together. It was sweet and warm. It was easy to do. I just got it ready when every got there. I will so make this again.
Guest Foodie February 26, 2008 REVIEW:
It was truly excellent and to the above post everyone knows you have to adjust recipes to taste and if you didn't do it then you have only youslef to blame.
Guest Foodie December 26, 2007 REVIEW:
This was way too sweet and no one drank it. A waste of rum
happyhourheidi December 10, 2007 REVIEW:
I have a happy hour once a month and this is the second time I have used this recipe at Christmas time. I get lots of requests for the recipe. It is really good!
Note: I forgot to start it early enough this year so I did it on high for the first hour and then low for 2.5 hours and it turned out as good as last year!
granny J December 8, 2007 REVIEW:
I have been a Hot Buttered Rum fan for over 40 years. This is the best I've had and very easy to make. I served it at a party recently. It was a big hit! The recipe was requested by several guests.
minnowmaid January 9, 2007 REVIEW:
This was absolutely wonderful! What a GREAT hot beverage for the holidays!!
Guest Foodie December 17, 2006 REVIEW:
This is a great for the whole family. The children and adults can all enjoy, just add the Rum to each glass individually for the adults. This is a fantastic drink, and the whole house smells festive.
Kodiak March 18, 2006 COMMENT: This recipe says "ready in 2hrs" and then says to cook on low for 5hrs. Do you not check your recipes to make sure they are correct?
CDKitchen Staff Reply: No, it says Ready in: > 2 hrs which means the recipe takes MORE THAN 2 hours. That symbol means "greater than"
Holly December 26, 2005 REVIEW:
This is wonderful! Next time I would use only half the brown sugar, so it wouldn't be so sweet.
Member since: Dec 21, 2004
Mrstao December 25, 2004 REVIEW:
This was so full of a carmel flavor it was the hit of the holiday party. Thanks to whom ever posted this... now everone knows I can cook... :) The only thing I can say is becareful when you stir it, when it's heated the sides of the crock get hot and then it does spit. This was before I tamed it with the Captain's!!!! BTW Made the under 21 crowd this also they loved it but was only able to drink small portions it was to rich and sweet for them.