Unique drink from the world of Harry Potter.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Stir the brown sugar and water together in a small saucepan over medium heat; bring to a gentle boil, and cook until the mixture reads 240 degrees F (115 degrees C) on a candy thermometer. When a small amount of the syrup is dropped into a glass of cold water, it should form a soft ball. Add the butter, salt, cider vinegar, and 1/4 cup heavy cream, and stir. Remove from heat and set aside to cool completely; mix the rum extract into the cooled mixture.

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  • Combine 2 tablespoons of the brown sugar-cream syrup with remaining 1/2 cup heavy cream in a non-plastic bowl; beat with an electric mixer until whipped and cream holds soft peaks, 2 to 3 minutes.

  • Pour about 1/4 cup of the remaining brown sugar-cream mixture into a tall glass; stir about 1/4 of a bottle of cream soda into the cream mixture. Top with the remainder of the cream soda in the bottle. Top with about 1/4 of the whipped cream. Repeat with 3 more glasses to serve.

Nutrition Facts

706 calories; protein 1.2g 2% DV; carbohydrates 104.6g 34% DV; fat 33.8g 52% DV; cholesterol 106.9mg 36% DV; sodium 490.5mg 20% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
10/25/2011
This was a great interpretation of Butterbeer. I always imagined it just a little richer and creamier but pretty close. Essentially this was a butterscotch soda. They're a little hard to finish. It was VERY sweet and is definitely a thing of moderation but as they sat and separated I thought they lost some of the overwhelming sweetness and got better and better. This would also be great with a shot of rum per glass maybe mixed with the syrup instead of the cream soda. It would make it authentic. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/24/2011
This was a great interpretation of Butterbeer. I always imagined it just a little richer and creamier but pretty close. Essentially this was a butterscotch soda. They're a little hard to finish. It was VERY sweet and is definitely a thing of moderation but as they sat and separated I thought they lost some of the overwhelming sweetness and got better and better. This would also be great with a shot of rum per glass maybe mixed with the syrup instead of the cream soda. It would make it authentic. Read More
(12)
Rating: 4 stars
10/25/2011
I've seen this recipe floating around the internet and tried making it a while back. You end up with a delicious but VERY sweet drink. My husband and I both have a major sweet tooth but it was too much for us to finish one glass. I think if we tried it again we'd skip the whipped cream part and/or dilute the syrup a bit by using twice the cream soda and turning it into 8 servings. It looks very pretty if you use the whipped cream topping so it makes a great party drink! Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2011
Wow these were very sweet. I would almost even half the amount of brown sugar/cream mixture. But very tasty too. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/22/2017
Fantastic recipe. I prefer this drink to what you get at The Wizarding World at Universal. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
09/14/2016
Yummy but I agree it was too sweet to drink much of it. I added a little extra cream to the soda mixture which tempered the sweetness and gave it extra richness. I also added a splash of rum to mine for a grown up version. Yum! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
12/27/2012
Surprisingly I didn't find this to be too sweet. It was really creamy and delicious. It was fun to make but definitely a rich heavy drink. If you serve this with a heavy meal you'll be in a food coma for sure. Give it a try! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/19/2017
This caramel sauce is fantastic and combined with cream soda & whipped cream it gives you a reason to drown any remaining sorrows you have over not receiving your Hogwarts letter. I might rock the boat next time & use a vanilla milkshake instead of cream soda... oh my goodness just wonderful. I will say one of my 4 kids couldn't finish because it was too sweet. She's probably destined for Slytherin though. Read More