Wednesday, November 17, 2010

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Calling All Potter Fans!

Although I'm not as big of a fan as some out there, I am definitely a big fan of the Harry Potter movies and an even bigger fan of the books. Needless to say, I was really excited when I came across this recipe for Butterbeer. The best part about this drink? How deliciously sweet it tastes and how buttery it smells. If you like cream soda and whipped cream then this drink is for you, even if you don't care about Harry Potter or know what Butterbeer is. The second best part about this drink? Sharing it with another Potter fan. Thanks Jeselyn!

Homemade Butterbeer
Source: Sugarbear
Makes 6 servings

6 12-ounce bottles cream soda
3 teaspoons butter extract

2 cups heavy cream
6 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 teaspoons butter extract

To make the butterbeer: Set out 6 16-ounce glasses. Place 1/2 teaspoon of butter extract in each glass. Pour 12 ounces of butterbeer into each glass. Lightly stir, if necessary.

To make the foam: In a large bowl, or the bowl of a standing mixer, whip the heavy cream on medium high speed for 3-4 minutes until it starts to thicken. Add the sugar and continue whipping until very soft peaks begin to form, another 3-4 minutes (if you need to whip more or less, then be sure to do so, the times can vary quite a bit based on environment). Stir in the vanilla and butter extracts, then whip for another 30 seconds or so, until soft peaks form.

Spoon a generous portion of foam on top of each glass of butterbeer. Serve immediately.

PS I really need to invest in some real beer mugs. 

1 comment:

breedwoman said...

oh i love it! i might have to share this with my brother! we're the harry potter fans in my family