Quick and Easy Butterbeer Recipe - Adventures of Mel (2024)

How to make a super simple, quick and easy, homemade butterbeer recipe. Just mix and stir your favorite sweet drink from the Harry Potter series.

It's been a couple of years since we last visited the Wizarding World in Universal and had a big tall glass of butterbeer. So I thought it was high time that I make my own butterbeer recipe.

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As I mentioned with my Polyjuice Potion recipe,I’m creating a few Harry Potter recipes for my fellow Harry Potter fans. I've heard tell there's a new movie coming out in November, and it's got me all excited.

This homemade butterbeer is a little different from other recipes I've seen in that it makes a smaller amount, AND it's quick and easy… No stove time with this recipe!

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That's right, no standing in front of the stove stirring. You'll basically mix your ingredients in yourfavorite mug (or in a punch bowl for a larger amount) and serve it. Easy peasy!

You may also love this butterbeer buttercream frosting that pairs so scrumptiously with chocolate cupcakes, it's not even funny. And if you need a good breakfast recipe, butterbeer pancakes from scratch are the best!

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FIRST OF ALL, WHAT IS BUTTERBEER?

If you've never had butterbeer, you're in for a real treat, my friend.

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Butterbeer is a drink the characters in the Harry Potter series enjoyed from time to time, especially when visiting Hogsmeade.

It's a sort of butterscotch (caramel-ish) sweet drink that's served hot or cold (cold in this case). It's described as a “less-sickly butterscotch.”

It also has a little bit of fizz to it, and in the series, possibly a little bit of alcohol.

Now mine doesn't have any alcohol, simply because I don't like the taste of it. But it's definitely something you can think about adding, maybe a little bit of rum?

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Fandom has a really good explanation of butterbeer and all the who/what/when/where/why/hows of it.

BUTTERBEER INGREDIENTS YOU'LL NEED

You'll need a few butterbeer ingredients to make your own yummy Harry Potter drinks:

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DO I HAVE TO USE HOMEMADE WHIPPED CREAM?

While I prefer to use homemade whipped cream, you can totally use store bought.

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I prefer the texture and the ingredients that are in homemade whipped cream. It's really simple and easy to make.

TIPS FOR HOW TO MAKE BUTTERBEER

Butterbeer is super easy to make. In fact, you can mix it up in a bigger batch for a large group and use a punch bowl; or you can mix up a small amount for individual mugs.

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First you'll mix together the whipped cream, butterscotch topping, melted butter, butter extract, and caramel extract in a small mixing bowl.

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Add a tablespoon of the whipped cream mixture into the bottom of your mug. Then pour in 1/2 cup of the cream soda and stir.

Add another tablespoon dollop of the whipped cream on top and stir.It'll fizz up and the whipped cream mixture will expand, creating a fizzy top that'll give you a butterbeer mustache when you drink it.

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Now these instructions are for a smaller mug. If you're mixing up a taller, larger muglike I show in the pictures, you'll want to double the amounts I give.

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Usually less is more when it comes to butterbeer because it can be a really sweet drink. The smaller mug is usually enough for me to curb my butterbeer cravings.

MORE HARRY POTTER PARTY IDEAS YOU WILL LOVE:

And my friend Linda, from Life on Summerhill, will show you how to make the prettiest decorations for a Harry Potter celebration!

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Liquid Measuring Cup

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Fun Mugs – Some of my favorites are this Magical Marauder's Map Mug, this Hedwig Mug, this Morphing Book Cover Mug, this Espresso Patronum Mug, and this Butterbeer Mug.

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Quick and Easy Butterbeer Recipe

How to make a super simple, quick and easy, homemade butterbeer recipe. Just mix and stir your favorite sweet drink from the Harry Potter series.

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Course: Drinks

Cuisine: American

Prep Time: 15 minutes minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes minutes

Servings: 2 people

Calories: 202kcal

Author: Mel Lockcuff

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a small mixing bowl, mix together the whipped cream, butterscotch topping, melted butter, butter extract, and caramel extract.

  • Add 2 tablespoons each, of the whipped cream mixture, into the bottom of 2 mugs.

  • Then pour 1 cup of the cream soda into each mug and stir.

  • Add 2 more tablespoons of the whipped cream on top of each mug and stir.

  • The mixture will fizz up and the whipped cream will expand, creating a fizzy top that'll give you a butterbeer mustache when you drink it.

Notes

Looking for a festive Harry Potter mug?Some of my favorites are this Magical Marauder's Map Mug, this Hedwig Mug, this Morphing Book Cover Mug, this Espresso Patronum Mug, and this Butterbeer Mug.

Nutrition

Calories: 202kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 82mg | Sugar: 39g

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