Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Butterbeer...yum, yum!

Who doesn't love the Harry Potter series?  I'm kind of missing the series a bit, so I was checking out some of the attractions at Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando and I found out that the most popular food item sold was Butterbeer.  This got me really excited so I found a recipe and I'm going to try and make my own. I'll take pictures and let you know how it turns out, but for now I want to leave you with the recipe.

Start to finish: 1 hour (10 minutes active)

Servings: 4
1 cup light or dark brown sugar
2 tablespoons water
6 tablespoon butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cider vinegar
3/4 cup heavy cream, divided
1/2 teaspoon rum extract
Four 12-ounce bottles cream soda

In a small saucepan over medium, 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 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.
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Have anyone tried Butterbeer before?  I haven't, but I'm sure excited to make it!


  1. mmmm... this looks good. I'm going to have to try it one day. Do they make an adult version? *wink*

  2. I was thinking of substituting the rum extract for the real thing and maybe increase that portion.

  3. That's so cool!!! I haven't tried it but I live in Orlando and I'm dying to visit the park! Keep us posted on how it turns out!

  4. NOM! I'm definitely going to try this.

  5. Well, I'm a terrible cook, but this sounds like something even I could do. ;)

    I will be subbing the rum extract!


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