Butterbeer is a creamy and delicious non-alcoholic drink made popular by a famous book series. I created a simple recipe to enjoy this magical drink cold, read on to learn how to make your own.
Have you heard of butterbeer? If you are a Harry Potter fan you definitely know what I’m talking about. I’ve dreamed of what a warm cozy butterbeer must taste like, have you? In the series, Harry and company enjoy a butterbeer in Hogsmeads and it sounds hot and indulgent. The perfect treat to cap a day out.
The books never reveal the recipe for the drink, but Disney has of course created a version you can enjoy at the park. I haven’t yet had the privilege of visiting the Wizarding World or Harry Potter but I know this drink will be on my must try list when I get there.
Not even Disney shares the top secret recipe but we know a few things. The drink is creamy, with a hint of butterscotch. It’s not fizzy but has flavors of cream soda. All in all I hear it’s delicious.
My kids are big fans of cream soda so I decided to start with that as a base for this drink and use a few other simple ingredients to come up with a magical cold butterbeer we could all enjoy.
Since we are still in the throws of summer I thought it would be fun to try a cold version of this drink. That means ice cream! Vanilla ice cream and cream soda can be combined into a scrumptious float that’s ideal summer. But this special drink needed one more ingredient. To get the subtle butterscotch flavor, I opted for a butterscotch topping and the combination is perfect!
The ingredients need to be blended together to create a drink that can be enjoyed with a straw instead of a spoon. Once blended thoroughly and poured into mugs most of the carbonation has left the mixture. This leaves a smooth and creamy drink with a bit of froth on the top. Sort of how I imagine a butterbeer must look.
To make it a full on dessert, I topped these mugs of butterbeer with whipped cream and a drizzle of butterscotch. Yum!
A few tips:
- A little butterscotch goes a long way. You don’t need much in the drink to bring out the flavor.
- Purchase butterscotch sundae topping in a squeeze bottle, you’ll avoid a big sticky mess. So worth it.
- Opt for a quality cream soda. My all time favorite is A&W or Sprecher. This isn’t the place or a diet or sugar free version.
- 16 oz cream soda
- 8 ounces ice cream
- 2 ouncez butterscotch syrup
- Whipped cream for topping
- Butterscotch syrup for topping
- Combine soda, ice cream and syrup in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour into 2 mugs.
- Top with whipped cream and additional syrup.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 501Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 52mgSodium: 330mgCarbohydrates: 95gFiber: 1gSugar: 92gProtein: 5g
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