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Hot Buttered Rum Affogato

Swapping out bitter coffee for hot buttered rum in this playful twist on a traditional Affogato. This Hot Buttered Rum Affogato is a delicious winter treat perfect for when you are craving ice cream but also want something warm!

Course Dessert


  • 5 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1-2 shots dark rum (optional)
  • Hudsonville Brownie Batter Cookie Dough or Vanilla Bean Ice Cream


  1. Place the butter and brown sugar in a large deep saucepan. Cook over medium heat until the butter is melted, whisking to combine. Continue to let simmer until the mixture reaches 300 degrees with a candy thermometer, about 10 minutes.

  2. Once at 300 degrees, remove from heat and whisk in the water (being very careful as it will bubble and steam). Then whisk in the cream, milk, and salt.

  3. Gently reheat over low heat until warm.

  4. Divide scoops of Hudsonville ice cream between 4-6 mugs (depending on how many people you are serving) and pour the Hot Buttered Rum over the ice cream right before serving.