Prep 50 mins
Cook 10 mins
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.
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons water
- 6 tablespoons butter
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cider vinegar
- 3⁄4 cup heavy cream, divided
- 1⁄2 teaspoon rum extract
- 4 (12 ounce) bottles cream soda
- 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.
- Stir in the butter, salt, vinegar and 1/4 cup of heavy cream; set aside to cool to room temperature.
- Once it is cool, stir in the extract.
- 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.
- To serve, divide the brown sugar mixture between 4 tall glasses (about 1/4 cup each).
- Add 1/4 cup of cream soda to each glass, stirring to combine.
- Fill each glass nearly to the top with the additional soda.
- Spoon whipped topping over each.
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.
My son has been really curious about Butterbeer while reading the Harry Potter books. He decided to make it today to find out just what it was like. We thought it tasted a lot like a butterscotch float. Very sweet and creamy.
This tastes really good! My daughter and I decided to try this, so we ended up only using half of the sauce. The other half went into our coffees in the morning and we liked it just as much as in the cream soda. I could see using the sauce as a dessert topping as well. Thanks for a great recipe!