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Easy Butterbeer Recipes

Easy Harry Potter-esque Butterbeer Recipes for the Whole Family

Butterbeer, mentioned first in the Harry Potter series, has people trying many ways of putting together this delicious drink, although most of the ingredients used are very close to the real thing. Learn about the different variations of this much-loved drink and how to make it at home, in this Tastessence article.
Naomi Sarah
Last Updated: Jan 27, 2018
The butterbeer recipe was making headlines all over the Internet as finally being uncovered somehow, with websites splattering their versions of this drink, maybe even most of them getting it right. This drink was looked upon by skeptics as a kind of alcoholic beverage that Harry Potter and his friends got crazy over, although nothing of the sort is mentioned or stressed upon in the book's series. So what is this hyped up ho-ha about the drink?
Apparently it tastes great, and doesn't have an inkling of beer in it. You can say that it is somewhat like an elaborate cocktail, which is, by the way, a little heavy on the tummy. The ingredients are rich, not to mention tempting enough to go for round two. You can also play around with the drink contents to make it even more buttery, and creamier if you're into overindulgence.
Butterbeer may sound like a completely new and different drink to some people, especially if they're not part of the Harry Potter fan clan. No worries though, you can always try these recipes out to have yourself downing some a seriously delicious drink. Butterbeer, as the name suggests, is a drink that includes the use of butter, although beer is a complete no-no here; it uses cream soda for the fizz factor instead. So, without further ado, let's check out some interesting concoctions that you can easily put together.
Alcoholic Version (for adults)
What You'll Need
  • 1½ cup vanilla cream soda
  • 1½ shot glass of butterscotch schnapps
  • 1 tablespoon of condensed milk (sweetened)
  • 2 tablespoons of unsalted whipped butter
Method of Preparation
Mix together your ingredients of butterscotch schnapps, condensed milk, cream soda, and butter. Blitz this thoroughly in a blender for about 10 seconds, and then pour this mixture into a beer mug. You can use any kind of large mug or tall glass that you could already have on hand if not a beer mug. You can garnish the top with caramel syrup, or even chocolate shavings to give it a little something extra different. Feel free to include other alcoholic add-ons like dark rum, which goes really well with this drink recipe.
Non-Alcoholic Preparation (for kids)
What You'll Need
  • 1½ cup of vanilla cream soda
  • 2 tablespoons of heavy cream
  • 2 shot glasses of butterscotch syrup
  • 1 tablespoon of whipped unsalted butter
  • 1 cup of ice cubes
Method of Preparation
Combine your ingredients, that is your butter, butterscotch syrup, ice cubes, cream soda, and heavy cream, in a blender. Cover the lid firmly and place your hand atop this should your cover blow off from the force within the blender. Blitz these briefly with a time gap of about 5 seconds as you start and stop the blender.
Check on your mixture to make sure that all the ice has been reduced to tiny granules. Then pour this into a beer mug, and get chugging. Experiment with dark toned ingredients like caramel, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, coffee syrups and so on, since these blend in well together, complimenting each others offering in taste.
The butterbeer recipe is a delicious ensemble of varying ingredients that drinkers can experiment with. There's a whole line up of ingredients waiting to be tried out, so don't brood about what you can use, but rather try it out and taste the outcome for yourself. Drink up!