Hi Potterheads out there! I can hardly contain my excitement in sharing this beverage’s recipe to you. Ever since I first read Harry Potter and all its brilliant installments, I had this very vivid imagination about how the famous Butterbeer in the books and movies would taste like. I always imagined it to be a creamy butterscotch which is very tasty but not too sweet with an accompanying froth. For years, I was extensively relying on my imagination.
Now that John has (finally) finished all the Harry Potter books and movies, he kissed his Mugglehood goodbye by making his own version of The Butterbeer and it is just how I imagined it exactly. We drank generous amounts of it while re-watching all the eight movies. Nothing beats a lazy weekend with Harry Potter and creamy foam in our mouths after drinking the last delicious drop of this one. (Raises wand)
So here it is! Our own version of Butterbeer, brewed in Rice N Dine’s personal potion lab. Mischief Managed 🙂
- 1 cup Sugar
- 2 tablespoons Water
- 6 tablespoon Butter
- 3/4 cup heavy cream, whipped
For the cream soda
- 5 ounces, fluid Chilled Carbonated Water
- 2 cups Water
- 2 cups Sugar
- 3 Tablespoons Vanilla Extract
For the cream soda
- To make the cream soda, place water and sugar in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil and simmer for 3 minutes.
- Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract.
- Combine the syrup from steps 1 and 2 and carbonated water in an 8-ounce glass.
For the Butterbeer
- In a small saucepan over medium, combine the sugar and water.
- Bring to a gentle boil and cook, stirring often.
- Stir in the butter and 1/4 heavy cream. Set aside to cool to room temperature.
- In a medium bowl, combine 2 tablespoons of the sugar mixture and the remaining 1/2 cup of heavy cream. Use an electric mixer to beat until just thickened, but not completely whipped, about 2 to 3 minutes.
- To serve, divide the brown sugar mixture between 4 tall glasses (about 1/4 cup for each glass). Add 1/4 cup of cream soda to each glass, then stir to combine. Fill each glass nearly to the top with additional cream soda, then spoon the whipped topping over each.