Hot Buttered Bourbon

Hot Buttered Bourbon

This is almost as good without the bourbon as it is with it.

Southern Living JANUARY 1997

  • Yield: 20 servings


  • 1 pound butter, softened
  • 1 (16-ounce) package light brown sugar
  • 1 (16-ounce) package powdered sugar, sifted
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 1 quart vanilla ice cream, softened
  • 1 liter bourbon
  • 4 quarts hot brewed coffee
  • Sweetened whipped cream
  • Garnishes: cinnamon sticks, ground cinnamon


Beat first 5 ingredients in a large bowl at medium speed with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Stir in ice cream; freeze in an airtight container until firm.

Combine ice-cream mixture, bourbon, and coffee in a large bowl, stirring well. Or for 1 serving, combine 3 tablespoons ice-cream mixture, 3 tablespoons bourbon, and 3/4 cup coffee in a large mug, stirring well. Serve with sweetened whipped cream; garnish, if desired.

Note: Ice-cream mixture may be frozen up to 1 month.


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