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Butterbeer Recipe

Sweet September 🤍 finally starting to feel like fall, and I love it 🍂

Today, I’m keeping my post short and sweet!

Every Harry Potter fan knows what Butterbeer is. But suppose you’re a muggle and have no idea what it is. In that case, it is a popular wizarding beverage described as tasting “a little bit like less sickly butterscotch.”

There are several Butterbeer recipes out there. And I tried a few highly rated ones with disappointing results.

I’ve never had the real deal Butterbeer from the theme park but this is just what I’d imagine it to be like.

I found this recipe in 2011, and I’m sure it needs an upgrade, but I’m a little sentimental with it.


  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream, divided
  • 1/2 tsp – vanilla extract
  • 2 liters Vanilla Flavoured Cream Soda, chilled


  1. In a small saucepan, combine brown sugar with 2 tablespoons of water. Bring to a boil over medium heat and cook until the mixture reaches 240 degrees F (115 degrees C) on a candy thermometer, stirring occasionally. If you don’t have a candy thermometer, bring it to a gentle boil and turn off the heat after about a minute of cooking.
  2. Turn off the heat and add the butter, salt, vinegar, and 1/4 cup heavy cream and vanilla. Stir until smooth. Cool mixture to room temperature before using.
  3. In a medium bowl, beat together the remaining cream (1/2 cup) with 2 tablespoons of brown sugar syrup.
  4. In each glass, mix together 1/4 cup brown sugar syrup with 1/4 cup cream soda. Pour in the rest of the cream soda until it is near to the brim of the glass. Top with whipped cream.

You can adjust the flavor by adding more or less of the brown sugar syrup. 

Also, mix it up a little and use marshmallows for a creamier topping.

  •  200 g (7oz) marshmallow creme
  • 1 c whipping cream
  • 1 tsp. rum extract

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