Baby it's Cold Outside

New England is pretty chilly these days and the weather couldn't be more perfect for a cozy festive beverage. We were so excited to stumble upon this divine recipe from celebrity chef, Kathy Casey. Hot Buttered Eggnog... even the name makes us melt... mmmm...


1/2 pound salted butter (2 sticks), softened

1 Tbsp. finely minced orange zest

1 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar

1 3/4 cups powdered sugar

1 pint very high-quality vanilla ice cream

1 cup high-quality eggnog

1 Tbsp. real vanilla extract

1 Tbsp. ground nutmeg

1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon rum extract {if desired}

1 – 1 1/2 oz rum {if desired}

4 – 5 oz boiling water


Be sure butter is softened

With an electric mixer; cream butter, orange zest and sugars together in a mixing bowl until totally smooth. Add remaining ingredients and mix until thoroughly combined. Store refrigerated for up to 1 week, or frozen for up to 1 month. Place Buttered Eggnog Mix {and rum} in coffee glass or mug. Stir in boiling water until batter is dissolved. Grate fresh nutmeg over the top. Garnish with orange zest.

*Photo Courtesy of Lara Ferroni