What do cakes, ice cream and bread pudding have in common? They all crave this rich holiday classic – Hot Buttered Rum Sauce. Made with five ingredients in just 15 minutes, this warm, rummy treat is an easy way to add instant flavor to your favorite holiday desserts. Just pour and serve!


Serves: Makes 1 1/3 cups or about 10 (2-tablespoon) servings.
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 6 tablespoons butter, cut into small chunks
  • 1 tablespoon McCormick® Rum Extract
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract

    • Mix brown sugar and cream in small saucepan. Cook and stir on medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Stir in butter, a few pieces at a time, until melted. Once butter is melted, remove from heat.

    • Stir in extracts. Serve warm. Store any leftover sauce in tightly covered, clean container in refrigerator.


Recipe by McCormick