Butterbeer Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Butterbeer Recipe
  • READY IN 6 mins


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"This is a slightly different take on the Harry Potter-style Butterbeer recipes you find out there. It is not as cloyingly sweet as most, has no milk or alcohol, and can be very addictive, according to my son."

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Original recipe makes 2 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    1 min

    6 mins


  1. Place the ginger ale in a 2-cup microwave-safe measuring cup, and microwave on high until the soda is hot but not boiling, 1 to 2 minutes. Gently stir in the butter to melt, then stir in the brown sugar and cinnamon. Don't stir too vigorously to avoid the soda fizzing up. Pour the drink into mugs, and serve.
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  • Cook's Note
  • You can adjust the butter/sugar ratios to suit your own taste.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 21, 2010

This isn't really a drink for everyday, but I think a big crockpot of it for a holiday party would be nice. It's different, but not so different that it's a turn-off for a gathering. Next time I'll add a bit more butter to it though, play with the proportions of everything until I get it right for me.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 16, 2010

Very good. It was spicy-er than I expected. . . but no complaints there. My family liked it. Very easy to make. It woke me up, that's for sure! I loved the taste of the spice and kind of sweet butter.


18 Ratings

Jun 25, 2010

Hmm. I had a hard time choosing the rating of this. I think it is pretty good, but it lacked something. I would reccomend this drink if you like butter.

Feb 17, 2011

Yummy treat on a snowy day instead of cocoa! If you can get Vernor's ginger-ale, do it. It makes a big difference.

Jan 05, 2012

I didn't care for it. I may have done something wrong.

Nov 24, 2011

Not much better then drinking the ginger ale warm....

Nov 19, 2012

For a house with 3 kids who all adore Harry Potter, this is a spectacular go-to recipe for a fun night in. Perhaps the best part for our kids is the way the ginger ale foams up when adding the other ingredients. (We've also made it in a crockpot, to be able to go back a couple of times through the night, and that has worked well for us.

Apr 01, 2012

I don't like ginger ale but had some in the house I didn't want to toss. I made this. I liked it


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  • Calories
  • 131 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 28.2 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 5 mg
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 2 g
  • 3%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 46 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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