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“Anyone Fancy a Butterbeer?” - Delicious Homemade Butterbeer Recipe

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This makes one of the best mugs of Butterbeer I've had, outside of Universals Wizarding World. It's made from scratch, poured in layers, and has a thick, creamy head. It's nothing less than fantastic.

Here's how...

Step 1: Ingredients (makes 4 Servings)​

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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

48 ounces cream soda, chilled

Cool! I voted for this cool yummy instrcutables 2 times!

BKLaRue (author)  SophiesFoodieFiles3 years ago

Thanks a million!!! You rock!!!

offseid3 years ago

Cool! Got my vote!

BKLaRue (author)  offseid3 years ago

Thanks!! I really really appriciate it!

Rowster093 years ago

so awesome

BKLaRue (author)  Rowster093 years ago


Rowster093 years ago

so awesome

Rowster093 years ago

so awesome

Rowster093 years ago

so awesome

Sounds great but I'm a little confused. You say to use cream soda, but what I know as cream soda is pink and what you are using is brown. I know names for drinks can change a lot between Canada and America, so is that's what's happening here?

-the confused Canadian
BKLaRue (author)  Build_it_better3 years ago

Hi and thanks for the question. For our Butterbeer we used A&W Cream Soda. It's a fairly common brand here in the states. I think IBC also makes a version, but I've not tried it.

I'll have to check with my Canadian friends on the pink cream soda, it's not something I've seen.

Be well and I hope you had a great Canada Day!

MichaelK2653 years ago

I had warm cream soda, so I put everything in a blender, but I added some ice and it worked perfectly!

BKLaRue (author)  MichaelK2653 years ago

Thanks, I'm glad you liked it!

Yum! This looks really great, I'll have to try it, still searching for the perfect butterbeer recipe. Two questions: Have you tried making it hot? I know sometimes in the wizarding world, the butterbeer is consumed hot, and I wonder how this recipe would taste heated. Second, if you wanted to make an "adult" version, what do you think would work best as an addition, whiskey, rum? Thanks for posting! (Also, how did I not know there was a Quidditch world cup?? That's ridiculously awesome :)

BKLaRue (author)  MikaelaHolmes3 years ago

Thank you, I highly recommend it!! I checked with my wife on a warmer version and she said you could always try warming the cream soda prior to adding it to the sugar mixture (which you would still want to cool before mixing). Just be careful not to warm it enough to kill the carbonation. We've not tried it warm, however my folks swear by it.

For the adult version, we both agree that rum would work for sure, however I personally also think a nice honey whiskey might be good to.

Also, I'm really glad I was able to expose another person to muggle Quidditch!!! It's seriously one of the coolest sports I've ever watched (and I'm not a sports guy). Here is a link to the USQ's website. There you can find tons of info on the sport, how to find your local teams (most are college teams), and even how to start your own team if one so desired.

Also for the kids, there Kidditch (which my kids love)...which is just like Quidditch, but not quite as rough.

And if you're really interested, the Quidditch World Cup 2016, which is run by the International Quidditch Association, is scheduled for the 23rd - 24th of July 2016 in Frankfurt, Germany. It will probably be streamed live too.

Thanks for all the info, I'll have to check it out, definitely the kind of nerd-friendly sport I could get into :) Do you play or just spectate?

Also, there are sooo many butterbeer recipes on here now, that I think I'm going to have to host a Potter themed butterbeer tasting event here sometime (I work at Instructables). Maybe as a pre-party for Fantastic Beasts! Anyway, thank you for the inspiration, I'll let you know how your recipe does :)

BKLaRue (author)  MikaelaHolmes3 years ago

A Butterbeer party, sounds like my kind of party! Yes, please let me know how it turns out.

With regards to Quidditch, I play as often as possible with my daughters, who love the sport (we even have official/regulation broom sticks and I'm working on plans for 6 goal posts). Beyond that, I'm just a spectator/fan/advocate, though I'll admit if we had a community league any where near us, I would be all in. The Quidditch community is really really amazing!

Lavoz243 years ago

question........why is the vinegar used? I ask because,like lemon or any citrus type,acid(y) liquid, when mixed with butter or milk will make it curdle. Does this happen here?

We Spanish people have a drink that is as delicious as it is refreshing. It's called 'MORIR SOÑANDO' Die while Dreaming. Like, it's so good it's a dream to drink and you could die. Weird name I know but it sounds better in Spanish and even then I would change the name ? Anyway, it is a mixture of whole milk and orange juice(sort of like a creamsicle) but we add vanilla extract,crushed ice and sugar to taste. This drink must be enjoyed right away because the OJ makes the milk curdle and you could see it after about 20-30min. Thing is, if you were to mix said curdled drink quickly it would go back to its normal state.

So this is why I ask, what is the purpose of the vinegar.

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BKLaRue (author)  Lavoz243 years ago

Hi and thanks for the question! I checked with my better half and she said, that it's used to add a zing to the caramel flavor. As to why the cream doesn't curdle, that's because heavy creme has very little proteins and a lot of fat to coat the proteins it has. So, when compared to the small amount of vinegar (1/2 tsp) and all of the other ingredients, there is very little risk of curdling.

Now, as for the drink you mentioned...that sounds tasty! We may have to give it a try...might you have a good recipe?


BKLaRue (author)  gillettehypnotic3 years ago

Thank you!

Now that looks delicious! Also, great first image with those lego figures : )

BKLaRue (author)  emilyvanleemput3 years ago

Thank you!!! It's totally worth making a batch, you wont regret it.

Thanks too for the note on the photo. We love our Legos (and everyone loves Butterbeer).

mcgamer5003 years ago


This looks delicious! Have to try that sometime! I love the little Harry Potter Lego people ?
BKLaRue (author)  ranwithjesus3 years ago

Thanks! It's really very good. I highly recommend it!

Thank you also on the Lego figs. We have an ever expanding collection of Lego Potters and Weasleys, even a few customs. It seems any time there is a reason for a gift, there is at least 1 mini fig given.

TBrickman3 years ago

Looks so good, you should open a "Three Broomsticks"!! Good job!

BKLaRue (author)  TBrickman3 years ago

Thank you, it's delicious. "Lets make Butterbeer!" is a very common response in our house when someone asks "What do you want to do today?". It's a house hold favorite!