Make Your Own ButterbeerPosted: August 4, 2011
As you all know, I love love love Harry Potter!!! Did you all see the movie?!!? If you haven’t, go see it!! Right now!!! It is ridiculously good. Mak and I went to see the moment we returned from Minnesota. We left the airport, drove straight to Hot Topic to find new Harry Potter shirts, grabbed some Chick-fil-a and went straight to the movie. Let me just tell you, the movie was amazing!!!! I really don’t know which is my favorite. However, I will say from reading the seventh book, I did not remember anything. It was definitely like I had never read the book. I cried twice in the movie because it was sad obviously and really it is the end of my favorite series!!!! No more Ron, Harry and of course Hermionie.
Nevertheless, I wanted to continue my Harry obsession and make Butterbeer. We had it at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter as I have said and it was amazing. So tonight while babysitting, I tried it out on the kids. Some liked it, some didn’t. Me, well. . . I thought it was bloody brilliant (little bit of Ron coming out while writing this)!
Here you can find the recipe and posted below.
1 cup brown sugar
2 tbsp water
6 tbsp butter
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cider vinegar
3/4 cup heavy cream
1/2 tsp rum extract
4 – 12oz bottles/cans cream soda
In a medium sauce pan, combine brown sugar and water. Bring the mixture to a boil and cook until 240 degrees using a candy thermometer, like below.
Take the sauce pan off the stove and add in your butter, salt, vinegar, and 1/4 cup of heavy cream. Set aside to cool.
Once the mixture has cooled, stir in your rum extract.
In your medium mixing bowl, combine 2 tbsp of your brown sugar mixture and a 1/2 c up of heavy cream. Use your mixer to beat it until it become thick, do not whip it completely. If you do mix too long, like me of course, you will have a separation of liquids and will have to start all over again. It is about 2 minutes of whisking.
Now you are ready to serve. Divide the brown sugar mixture into 4 glasses. This will be about 1/4 cup or so. Then add cream soda and stir. I added enough cream soda to fill the top of the glass. After, you then spoon on a bit of the whipped topping and voila you have Butterbeer. Now go enjoy some!!!
And my favorite kiddos trying out the creation!!! Have a magical wizarding Thursday!!