Harry Potter's Butterbeer
We put the mug in “muggle” this this delicious homemade butterbeer. Next time you are having a Harry Potter movie marathon, book club meeting, or even a Halloween party, pull out all the stops with this sweet drink that even Harry, Ron, and Hermione would approve of.MORE+LESS-
Updated December 11, 2019
cup light or dark brown sugar
teaspoon cider vinegar
cup heavy cream, divided
(12 oz) bottle cream soda
In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the brown sugar and water. Bring to a gentle boil and cook, stirring often, until the mixture reads 240°F on a candy thermometer.
Stir in the butter, salt, vinegar and 1/4 of the heavy cream. Set aside to cool to room temperature.
Once the mixture has cooled, stir in the rum extract.
In a medium bowl, combine 2 tablespoons of the brown 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.
- While vinegar might sound like a weird addition to a sweet drink, it’s the bizarre combination of vinegar with sweet brown sugar that makes butterbeer a stand-out drink.
Serving Size: 1 Serving
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
- Whether you're a wizard, witch, or muggle, this butterbeer is a spectacular brew you can whip together to impress your guests.Salty, butterscotchy, with a frothy top that makes it look rather beer-like, but taste more like a chilled latte, butterbeer is served up in two delicious varieties - regular or frozen. What's not to like?