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Harry Potter's Butterbeer

Harry Potter's Butterbeer
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Servings 4
We put the mug in “muggle” this this delicious homemade butterbeer. A simple brown sugar and butter syrup gets topped with cream soda and a dollop of cream in this wildly popular drink. 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.
By TBSP Nate
Updated December 11, 2019

Ingredients

  • 1 cup light or dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cider vinegar
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon rum extract
  • 4 (12 oz) bottle cream soda

Steps

  • 1
    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.
  • 2
    Stir in the butter, salt, vinegar and 1/4 of the heavy cream. Set aside to cool to room temperature.
  • 3
    Once the mixture has cooled, stir in the rum extract.
  • 4
    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.
  • 5
    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.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
543.2
Total Fat
25.6g
39%
Saturated Fat
16.1g
81%
Cholesterol
76.6mg
26%
Sodium
352.9mg
15%
Potassium
74.6mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
81.5g
27%
Sugars
81.1g
Protein
0.7g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
0.20%
0%
Calcium
6.70%
7%
Iron
2.50%
2%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

  • 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?
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