Winter Blues & Hot Buttered Rum

After a few days of bright sunshine, it starts to rain again today.  I’m always amazed of how mood changes drastically with the presence or lack-of sunshine.  On a cold, and rainy day, all you want to do is curling up with a good book or movie with a cup of hot cocoa or other beverage of choice in hand.

Talking about beverage of choice, another one of my favorite drinks for this kind of days is hot buttered rum. And it’s one of those things that seem too complicated to make at home, but then once you look into it, is really a breeze.  A big hooray for the internet.

I found this recipe of Old Fashioned Hot Buttered Rum.

1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup butter (2 sticks)
2 cups vanilla ice cream
rum
water
nutmeg

1. Combine sugar, brown sugar and butter in a 2-quart saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until butter is melted (6-8 min).
2. Combine cooked mixture with ice-cream in a large mixing bowl, and beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often until smooth (1-2 min). Store refrigerated up to 2 weeks or frozen up to one month (mine lasted about a week ;))

3. For each serving, fill one-quarter of a mug with mixture, add one ounce rum and three-quarters of a cup of boiling water. Sprinkle with nutmeg.

And you see, I got addicted to it in no time and finished my last batch today while watching the cold raindrops drifting down my window.  Somehow, the sweet, smooth, and warm taste helps make the gloomy day tolerable. <3

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