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Hot Coffee Toddies – The Best Coffee Drink Recipe Ever!


This Hot Coffee Toddies Freezer Mix makes the ultimate coffee drink!  It keeps in the freezer, so add a scoop as a substitute to coffee creamer in your morning coffee or into a mug of decaf coffee for a nightcap, with or without liquor.  Or serve it up at a boozy brunch as part of the coffee bar or as a warm drink option at a holiday party.  This Hot Coffee Toddies Freezer Mix is so versatile, it’s the little black dress of the coffee drinks circuit.  This post contains affiliate links. 

I wasn’t sure how to describe this coffee mix and exactly how good it is because it’s like nothing I’ve seen.  Or maybe like Freezer Slush, it’s a tradition that got lost in between generations and people were living it up with this in years past and we’ve been missing out?!  It started when I was flipping through a church cookbook and saw a recipe for Hot Buttered Rum.  Drinking Hot Buttered Rum is one of those quintessentially Christmas things like roasting chestnuts on an open fire that always make me think of Christmas, but I’ve also literally never done it.  Kinda like dashing through the snow in a one-horse open sleigh.  Sleigh ride/hot buttered rum/roasting chestnuts opportunities are a little thin on the ground.  But I loved the idea of Hot Buttered Rum!  But the original recipe called for mixing a few tablespoons of the mix with hot water and rum, but that reminded me of a scene from Will & Grace when Grace takes a big swig of a Hot Buttered Rum and immediately spits it out and says, “Yuck!  Tastes like hot rum.  With butter in it.”  Definitely wanted to avoid that, so I decided to mix it up a little. 

Now this is seriously so incredibly delicious, but, like I said, hard to describe.  I thought, ugh I wish I could personally explain how good it is to every single person!  Then I remembered, umm … I have a handheld device that I can in fact use to create a video explaining exactly how good it is.  Problem solved!  I’m including my first recipe intro video so you can get a few more details on just how much you need these coffee toddies in your life!


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My husband informed me that I say the word “delicious” approximately 248 times.  But it is delicious, so I think it bears repeating, hehe.

Hot Coffee Toddies Drink Recipe

So the final recipe I ended up with is a Hot Coffee Toddies Freezer Mix and guys, it is dangerously delicious (welp, here I go again:).  The nutmeg adds the most amazing taste and when topped with hot coffee it mixes up to a sweet and creamy latte consistency.  I use add a scoop to my afternoon cup of decaf, but my sister uses it as a sub for coffee creamer because it makes the best cup of coffee and it cools your coffee to the exact perfect temperature right away.  Okay, so to make this mix, first up, you’ll cream up some butter, brown sugar, powdered sugar, nutmeg and cinnamon.

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Soften a quart of vanilla ice cream — you don’t want it to be totally soupy, but soft enough that you’re not doing what I like to call “The Coldstone Creamery workout” AKA using every bit of arm strength you have to try and get everything mixed together.  

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Don’t do faulty math like me an assume 1 quart of vanilla ice cream + various ingredients = a  2 quart bowl should be plenty big enough.  Nope!  I was mixing on the edge of the bowl the entire time.  Get yourself a bigger bowl so you’ll have some mixing room.  See these are the kind of story problems we could have used in junior high.  How to figure out getting an appropriately sized bowl for your dessert coffee needs, not various train travel arrival scenarios.  

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Freeze it up!  Just a few hours should do it and get ready to scoop!  The original recipe called for 2T of mix per mug, and because I was afraid too much mix would cool the coffee too much I tried it, but that amount of mix wasn’t nearly enough.  I went for a serious size scoop for my second taste test and it left the coffee the perfect temperature and the flavor was great.  The original recipe calls to add in a jigger of liquor here if you’d like — I assumed “jigger” was just fancy talk for a shot, so that’s what I went for.

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What alcohol goes well with this coffee mix?

I bought a few minis to conduct some taste tests (quality control is important, you know 🙂  I would say that obviously it’s to your taste, but the Dr. McGillicuddy’s Butterscotch pictured below was my fave with some fresh whipped cream and a sprinkling of cinnamon, but I think this would be great with a ton of options.  

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Full disclosure because you know I’m all about easy and homemade whipped cream may not seem super easy, but I have a whipped cream maker that takes about a minute to whip up a batch (it was a crazy post-baby sleep-deprived purchase, but I’ve gotten a lot of use out of it.  And it makes me quite popular during the holiday pie rounds.)  If you’re interested, find one here.

Hot Coffee Toddies Freezer Mix - Best coffee drink mix recipe

Hot Coffee Toddies - the best coffee drinks recipe ever! #coffee #coffeedrinks

Now you’re boozy brunch prepared!  Round it out with a platter of  Hot Chocolate Cookies or Mint Sugar Cookies and you’re ready to roll.  Or just selfishly keep it in your freezer like I plan to do, I’m not here to judge.  Any other liquors pair well with this that you liked?  I’d love to hear in the comments!

P.S. If you’re looking for a one stop shop for easy cookies that start with a mix to get your holiday celebrations going, I’d love for you to check out my Christmas Cookie Amazon ebook 🙂

Hot Coffee Toddies Freezer Mix
Serves 25
A creamy and sweet freezer mix to add into a cup of coffee for a delicious dessert coffee. Add a jigger of alcohol to make a classic hot toddy
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
2 hr
Total Time
2 hr 15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
2 hr
Total Time
2 hr 15 min
  1. 1 quart of vanilla ice cream, softened
  2. 1 stick of butter, softened
  3. 2 c. brown sugar
  4. 1 cup of powdered sugar
  5. 1 t. nutmeg
  6. 2 t. cinnamon
  7. Hot coffee to mix
  8. Liquor of choice (optional)
  9. Whipped cream and cinnamon for sprinkling (optional)
  1. Cream the butter, brown sugar and powdered sugar in a bowl until well mixed.
  2. Mix in the softened ice cream, cinnamon and nutmeg until well blended
  3. Freeze well before serving (about two hours should do it)
  4. Put a scoop into a mug and top with hot coffee
  5. Add a jigger of liquor if desired
  6. Top with whipped cream and sprinkle with cinnamon if desired.
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    1. Definitely! It’s like a souped up ice cream — the clever part to me was putting a scoop into coffee with or without liquor. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

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