We have all wondered about heading off to the Hogshead and GULPING down a mysterious mug full of ButterBeer after the Quidditch World Cup or before returning back to the Hogwarts castle after a long day in Hogsmeade. I know some of us can’t afford the price of a ticket to travel to Florida and buy the $10 mug full of sweetness, so I have done my research and found a few recipes for you to give it a go at home. This may not be the exact version but I am sure the fantasy will still linger when you go for that big swig and return to your family members faced with a white Butterbeer mustache. We are sure no matter if its the genuine thing this will be a huge hit with your kids and Adult kids in the household. By The Way, don’t share this with Winky, she is in BBA Butterbeer Anonymous for the Hause Elfs betterment treatment program.
BUTTERBEER Start to finish: 1 hour (10 minutes active) Servings: 4
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
In a small saucepan over medium, combine the brown sugar and water. Bring to a gentle boil and cook, stirring often, until the mixture reads 240 F on a candy thermometer.
Stir in the butter, salt, vinegar and 1/4 heavy cream. Set aside to cool to room temperature.
Once the mixture has cooled, stir in the rum extract. In a medium bowl, combine 2 tablespoons of the brown sugar mixture and the remaining 1/2cup of heavy cream. Use an electric mixer to beat until just thickened, but not completely whipped, about 2 to 3 minutes.
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.