Harry Potter's Butterbeer

Recipe by Karen From Colorado

Are you a Harry Potter fan? Try this sweet and cold beverage with a big bowl of kettle corn the next time you sit down to watch his Hogwarts antics.

Top Review by Mark and Stacy

Very similar to what is served at Universal. We did it twice, once with regular cream soda and once with diet. The regular cream soda made for a richer, sweeter drink, like at the park. But the kids couldn't finish it. They actually liked the diet better. They didn't have to sip that ? I made a double batch because we are a family of 6. The leftovers were fantastic in coffee, as suggested by another reviewer.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine brown sugar and water in a small saucepan; bring to a gentle boil and cook stirring often until reads 240 degrees on a candy thermometer.
  2. Stir in the butter, salt, vinegar and 1/4 cup of heavy cream; set aside to cool to room temperature.
  3. Once it is cool, stir in the extract.
  4. Combine 2 tablespoons of the sugar mixture and the remaining 1/2 cup of heavy cream; beat with an electric mixer 2 or 3 minutes until just thickened but not completely whipped.
  5. To serve, divide the brown sugar mixture between 4 tall glasses (about 1/4 cup each).
  6. Add 1/4 cup of cream soda to each glass, stirring to combine.
  7. Fill each glass nearly to the top with the additional soda.
  8. Spoon whipped topping over each.

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