Spiced Hard Sauce

Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl  

Add extra decadence to Gingerbread Muffins by topping with Spiced Hard Sauce.

This recipe goes with Gingerbread Muffins with Spiced Streusel and Spiced Hard Sauce

Yield: Makes about 2 cups
Recipe from Southern Living

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Recipe Time

Hands On: 10 Minutes
Total: 10 Minutes


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  1. Beat butter, milk, cinnamon, and nutmeg at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add powdered sugar and vanilla, beating until light and fluffy.

To make ahead: Prepare as directed. Chill in an airtight container up to 1 week. Let stand 20 minutes before using.

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