Hot Buttered Rum Coffee: A Warm, Cozy Drink

Pour yourself a warm and toasty cup of Hot Buttered Rum Coffee, perfect for chilly mornings or cozy evenings. The smooth, rich flavors of the buttered rum mix perfectly with a strong cup of coffee to create an irresistible treat that’ll warm you up from the inside out. The best part? This recipe is completely non-alcoholic, so you can indulge in the delicious taste without worrying about getting buzzed.

At Susy Corner, we are delighted to share our recipe with you today. Our version of the classic Buttered Rum recipe includes brown sugar, spices and butter mixed into your favorite cup of hot coffee. It’s easy-to-make and perfect for having around when you have friends over, or if you want something special just for yourself.

Whether you’re at home or work, this Hot Buttered Rum Coffee recipe will surely become your new favorite non-alcoholic drink. So, grab your favorite mug, put on your favorite playlist and let’s get started on making this warm and comforting drink together!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Hot Buttered Rum Coffee - Non Alcoholic
Hot Buttered Rum Coffee – Non Alcoholic

If you’re a coffee lover, then it’s time to try hot buttered rum coffee. I can confidently say that this non-alcoholic recipe is going to be a new favorite of yours. Here are some reasons why you should give this recipe a try:

Firstly, it has the perfect balance of sweetness and creaminess from vanilla ice cream and butter. The aroma of vanilla extract will make your kitchen smell heavenly, and the richness of butter will add a decadent flavor to your cup.

Secondly, this recipe includes brown sugar and spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and ground cloves. These ingredients add depth of flavor and create a warm sensation in every sip. You’ll feel cozy and comfortable on any given day with just one cup of hot buttered rum coffee.

Thirdly, it is kid-friendly because it’s non-alcoholic. You can enjoy this recipe with your family and friends without worrying about alcohol content. It’s perfect for everyone who wants to experience the flavors of hot buttered rum but doesn’t want the effects of alcohol.

Lastly, this recipe is easy to make, with just simple ingredients you have in your pantry or fridge. You can whip up a batch quickly in the morning or prepare beforehand for unexpected guests.

Overall, hot buttered rum coffee is not just any coffee — it is an indulgent treat that screams comfort on cold winter mornings or nights. So, what are you waiting for? Gather your ingredients and make yourself a cup of hot buttered rum coffee now!

Ingredient List

 Start your day with a warm hug in a mug with this Hot Buttered Rum Coffee.
Start your day with a warm hug in a mug with this Hot Buttered Rum Coffee.

Ingredients You Need:
Dry Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

Wet Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Vanilla ice cream, for serving (optional)
  • Whipped cream, for serving (optional)

Main Ingredient:

  • 1 cup hot coffee (non alcoholic)

Note: If you want to make a hot buttered rum coffee recipe (alcoholic), then you can substitute the coffee with spiced rum, pineapple juice, or apple cider. What non-alcoholic substitute can I use? Please continue reading for more information.

Rum Mix Ingredients (non-alcoholic):

  • 4 tablespoons softened butter
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon almond extract

Note: If you want the alcoholic version of this recipe or other buttered-rum-based cocktail recipes and cold beverages, then add two shots of dark rum or spiced rum, as per your preference.

Tools Needed:

  • Measuring spoons
  • Mixing bowl
  • Whisk
  • Coffee mug

Note: Remember that instead of using a coffee mug, you can use a slow cooker to make a large batch of hot buttered rum coffee or a hot toddy.

The Recipe How-To

 Who says you need alcohol to enjoy a good cup of coffee? Try this Non-alcoholic Hot Buttered Rum Coffee.
Who says you need alcohol to enjoy a good cup of coffee? Try this Non-alcoholic Hot Buttered Rum Coffee.

Step 1:

To make Hot Buttered Rum Coffee - Non Alcoholic Recipe, I first mix together thespiced butter mixture. In a small bowl, I combine 2 tablespoons of softened butter, 1 tablespoon of brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, and 1/4 teaspoon each of ground nutmeg and allspice.

Step 2:

Next, I start to make the coffee. I brew 1 cup of coffee using my coffee maker or a French press.

Step 3:

I then scoop 2 tablespoons of the spiced butter mixture into a mug and pour hot coffee over it.

Step 4:

To finish the drink, I add 1-2 tablespoons of vanilla ice cream and stir until it melts. Do not skip this step, as it is what makes the beverage creamy and perfectly sweet.

Step 5:

If you prefer a little sweetness, feel free to add a teaspoon or two of brown sugar or honey to taste. If you are looking for an alcoholic kick, try adding a dash of rum extract or pineapple juice in place of some coffee for a more tropical flavor without the alcohol.

Enjoy your Hot Buttered Rum Coffee - Non Alcoholic Recipe!

Substitutions and Variations

 Perfect for a cozy night in, this coffee is a must-have in your recipe book.
Perfect for a cozy night in, this coffee is a must-have in your recipe book.

While the hot buttered rum coffee recipe is already amazing, some people prefer to switch things up by either substituting some ingredients or introducing variations. As a barista, I can confidently say that there are many ways to customize this recipe to suit your taste and preferences.

For starters, if you are looking for a non-alcoholic version, simply omit the rum, and you’ll have a non-alcoholic hot buttered rum coffee. You can also add rum extract to the recipe to have that perfect rum flavor without the alcohol content. Furthermore, pineapple juice or apple cider can provide a tangy alternative to the coffee base.

If you want to embrace more of the spiced butteryness of a traditional buttered rum, try increasing the amount of spiced butter batter, adding almond extract in place of vanilla or even including a teaspoon of ground cinnamon or ginger. These variations accentuate the inherent creamy and cinnamon flavors found in hot buttered rum coffee.

Another way to personalize this beverage is through garnishes such as whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. This adds additional sweetness and balance to the flavors in the drink.

Lastly, for those who prefer a stronger kick of liquor with every sip should try adding dark rum or spiced rum instead of traditional rum mix when making hot toddy. The dark rum adds nutty and caramel notes while the spiced brings a warming flavor of holiday spices along with it.

In tweaking and harmonizing various ingredients in this recipe, you get an endless array of subtle yet distinct hot buttered rum coffee experiences. No matter what ingredients work best for you, once you find your perfect combination, hot buttered rum coffee will quickly become one of your favorite winter drinks.

Serving and Pairing

 Give your taste buds a treat with the rich and creamy flavors of Hot Buttered Rum Coffee.
Give your taste buds a treat with the rich and creamy flavors of Hot Buttered Rum Coffee.

This Hot Buttered Rum Coffee recipe is perfect for chilly days and those looking for a non-alcoholic version of the classic alcoholic drink. Serve this drink hot, in your favorite mug, and enjoy it with a spoonful of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. The richness of the butter mixed with the warmth of the rum flavor and coffee pairs well with fruity pastries such as apple cider donuts and pineapple upside-down cake.

If you’re feeling particularly indulgent, serve this recipe with a side of anything chocolate – from chocolate truffles to chocolate chip cookies. The combination of rich chocolate flavors along with the spiced buttery taste of this beverage creates an unforgettable experience.

This drink is perfect for serving during holidays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas or cozy nights at home with family and friends. The best part is that it can be enjoyed by all ages without the worry of alcohol content. So go ahead, serve this scrumptious coffee to everyone you know and watch them ask for refills!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Don't miss out on the ultimate coffeehouse experience with this easy recipe.
Don’t miss out on the ultimate coffeehouse experience with this easy recipe.

If you want to prepare the hot buttered rum coffee ahead of time, simply make the butter mixture in advance and store it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two weeks. When you’re ready to serve, bring the butter mixture to room temperature.

To reheat, simply scoop 1-2 tablespoons of the mixture into a mug, add two shots of espresso, and top with hot water. Stir until the ingredients are combined.

If you have leftover hot buttered rum coffee, it can be stored in the fridge for up to three days. To reheat, simply microwave or heat on the stove until warm.

This recipe can also easily be made in large batches for parties or gatherings. Simply multiply the recipe and keep the butter mixture in a slow cooker on low heat for guests to serve themselves throughout the night.

Overall, hot buttered rum coffee is a versatile drink that can be enjoyed straight out of the mug or reheated and repurposed as needed. Just be sure to store any remaining mixtures properly for best results.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Add some sweetness to your day with this comforting Non-alcoholic Hot Buttered Rum Coffee.
Add some sweetness to your day with this comforting Non-alcoholic Hot Buttered Rum Coffee.

Hot Buttered Rum Coffee is a perfect way to indulge in the flavors of winter while satisfying your caffeine cravings. To ensure that your non-alcoholic Hot Buttered Rum Coffee comes out perfectly, here are some tips:

Firstly, it is best practice to make sure all the ingredients are at room temperature before starting the recipe. This allows for easier mixing and combines them more uniformly.

Secondly, use high-quality ingredients especially the butter as this will affect the overall taste of your non-alcoholic Hot Buttered Rum Coffee.

When heating and simmering the brown sugar, spices, and butter mixture, keep a very close watch to prevent burning. A burnt mixture can easily ruin your whole recipe, so stick with low heat and stir occasionally.

For a frothy texture on top, use whipped cream and sprinkle some nutmeg or cinnamon on top. The contrast between the silky cream toppings and spiced butter batter makes for a uniquely rich blend.

Next time you make this delicious non-alcoholic Hot Buttered Rum Coffee recipe don’t forget to put these handy tips into action. Enjoy your cup of hot butter rum perfection!


As you prepare to make your perfect cup of hot buttered rum coffee, it is normal to have some questions on your mind. Whether it is about the ingredients or the steps involved, this section aims to provide answers to frequently asked questions that can help you achieve a great result. So, without further ado, let’s dive into some answers that may be helpful to you.

What is a non-alcoholic substitute for rum in a recipe?

Alright, for those who desire a distinct flavor of rum in their coffee, here’s a little tip for you. You can use either light or dark rum, and mix it with any one of the following liquids – water, white grape juice, pineapple juice, apple juice or apple cider. If you’re looking for a sweeter touch, you can also use syrup flavored with almond extract. Just remember to use the same amount of liquid as the amount of rum you’re adding.

Does rum go with coffee?

If you’re looking to spice up your post-dinner drink options, adding different liqueurs and whipped cream flavors to a cup of hot coffee can be surprisingly delightful. In my experience, spiced rum blends effortlessly into a warm cup of coffee, creating a seamless flavor fusion that feels like a Jamaican bobsled team sliding down a frosty track — in other words, smooth as can be. Plus, I find it blends even better than the beloved Irish whiskey.

What is a non-alcoholic substitute for light rum?

To sum up, if you’re searching for a replacement for rum in a recipe, there are numerous non-alcoholic alternatives to consider. Pineapple juice, apple cider, vanilla extract, almond extract, and coconut milk are all great choices that can add a similar taste to your dish.

Is there a non-alcoholic rum?

RONSIN offers the rich woody and molasses taste that is commonly found in rum without containing any alcoholic content.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, hot buttered rum coffee is an easy and delicious non-alcoholic beverage that can be enjoyed any time of the year. With simple ingredients like butter, brown sugar, and vanilla extract, you can create a warm and comforting drink to cozy up with on a cold night.

Plus, this recipe is versatile! You can easily make substitutions and variations to suit your taste buds. Whether you choose to add rum extract or spiced rum, pineapple juice or apple cider, or top it off with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream, you can create a unique version of this classic recipe that’s perfect for you.

So what are you waiting for? Head over to your kitchen and try making this hot buttered rum coffee recipe today! Not only will it fill your home with the aroma of warm spices, but it will also provide comfort during times when you need it most.

Remember: even though this recipe is non-alcoholic, it doesn’t mean it’s any less delicious than its rum-based counterpart. Give it a try and taste for yourself just how amazing it truly is.

Hot Buttered Rum Coffee - Non Alcoholic

Hot Buttered Rum Coffee - Non Alcoholic Recipe

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Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Course Beverage
Cuisine Non-alcoholic
Servings 1 mug
Calories 109.8 kcal


  • 1/4 teaspoon rum flavoring
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1 cup strong coffee
  • 1/4 cup vanilla ice cream


  • Mix first 4 ingredients together.
  • Stir.
  • Top with ice cream.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 277gCalories: 109.8kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 1.5gFat: 7.5gSaturated Fat: 4.7gCholesterol: 24.6mgSodium: 64.7mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 7.1g
Keyword < 15 Mins, Beginner Cook, Beverages, Easy, Low Cholesterol, Low Protein, No-Cook, Very Low Carbs
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