Today is the Boy Who Lived’s birthday! Technically Harry Potter is 38 today…! But in my mind, he’ll always be the 11-year-old wizard who first introduced me to the wizarding world.
So let’s raise a glass and celebrate Harry with a delicious glass of butterbeer.
Now, there are a lot of recipes for Butterbeer out there, but with some advice from my co-worker, I found and adapted the perfect recipe from Bakingdom to replicate Universal Studio’s butterbeer taste.
Delicious and Easy Butterbeer Recipe
What You Need:
- 1 12-oz can of cream soda (for each individual)
- 1/2 tsp. of imitation butter
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 5 tbsp. of sugar (note: I decreased the amount of sugar from the original recipe)
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
First, prepare the foam topping. Now I’m going to warn you, the key to making a great foam or whipped topping is patience. If you have a stand mixer, use it! If not, a hand mixer will work, but your arm might fall off by the end of the mixing. 🙂
With your stand mixer, mix the heavy whipping cream for 5-6 minutes until thickened. Next, add sugar and mix for another 4-5 minutes. Finally, mix in vanilla and whip until you’ve got the perfect whipped topping. Set aside while you prepare the butterbeer mixture.
For the butterbeer, start by adding 1/2 tsp. of imitation butter to your glass. Then pour in 1 can of chilled cream soda. Stir to mix.
Top with as much foam as you’d like — and enjoy! (Just watch out for pesky pixies — I hear they love butterbeer.)
I made this delicious treat for my Harry Potter brunch and served it to my guests in clear tumblers with these cute butterbeer labels. Looking for other drink ideas for your Harry Potter party? Try Gillywater, Felix Felicis (orange juice mimosas), and Polyjuice Potion (peach juice mimosas). Find printable Harry Potter drink labels and more party inspiration here.