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Butterbeer III

Rated as 4.12 out of 5 Stars

"Unique drink from the world of Harry Potter."
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25 m servings 706
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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

Per Serving: 706 calories; 33.8 104.6 1.2 107 491 Full nutrition

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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 finis...

Wow these were very sweet. I would almost even half the amount of brown sugar/cream mixture. But very tasty too.

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 ...

Fantastic recipe. I prefer this drink to what you get at The Wizarding World at Universal.

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 ...

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 t...

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 foo...