If I had a child old enough for a Harry Potter themed birthday party this year… you better believe I’d be serving up some Butterbeer!!
And with Universal Studios opening the Harry Potter Theme Park this summer, there is extra buzz around this frothy and up until now fictional drink!
I think this would be such a fun thing to make for a Harry Potter viewing party, or just as a treat! Although there are several recipes floating around the web, the Butterbeer recipe below comes from Muggle.net and is based on the taste of the Butterbeer approved by JK Rowling at Universal’s Harry Potter theme Park.
Let me know if you like it!
- * 1 cup (8 oz) club soda or cream soda
- * ½ cup (4 oz) butterscotch syrup (ice cream topping)
- * ½ tablespoon butter
- *(optional) Heavy Cream
Step 1: Measure butterscotch and butter into a 2 cup (16 oz) glass. Microwave on high for 1 to 1½ minutes, or until syrup is bubbly and butter is completely incorporated.
Step 2: Stir and cool for 30 seconds, then slowly mix in club soda. Mixture will fizz quite a bit.
Step 3: Whip Heavy Cream using an electric mixer until thickened, but not completely stiff (about 2 minutes) Spoon over drinks.
Serve in two coffee mugs or small glasses; a perfectly warm Hogwarts treat for two!
*According to a Universal spokeman up to 50% of all the people that come through The Wizarding world of Harry Potter – try a Butterbeer before they leave! For those of you not “in the know” the drink is non-alcoholic, and is imbibed by the characters in Harry Potter frequently when they visit “The Three Broomsticks” and “Hog’s Head pub” in the books.