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Foodie Friday: Harry Potter Fans ~ Make Your Own Butterbeer

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Harry Potter Butterbeer

Hey Harry Potter and Butterbeer fans! I recently found a recipe on Huffington Post that will have you whipping up a batch of Butterbeer at home.

There are lots of steps involved so if you aren’t into creating your own, I hear Starbucks has a Smoked Butterscotch Latte that is just as good! 

butterbeer ice cream

I’m not really a huge fan of Butterbeer but on my last visit to Universal Orlando, I did begin to really love the Butterbeer ice cream and recommend everyone visiting Universal Orlando give it a try! 


  • 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


  1. In a small saucepan over medium, combine the brown sugar and water.
  2. Bring to a gentle boil and cook, stirring often, until the mixture reads 240 F on a candy thermometer.
  3. Stir in the butter, salt, vinegar and 1/4 heavy cream. Set aside to cool to room temperature.
  4. Once the mixture has cooled, stir in the rum extract.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.