Butterbeer III Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Butterbeer III Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Butterbeer III

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"Unique drink from the world of Harry Potter."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    25 mins


  1. Stir the brown sugar and water together in a small saucepan over medium heat; bring to a gentle boil, and cook until the mixture reads 240 degrees F (115 degrees C) on a candy thermometer. When a small amount of the syrup is dropped into a glass of cold water, it should form a soft ball. Add the butter, salt, cider vinegar, and 1/4 cup heavy cream, and stir. Remove from heat and set aside to cool completely; mix the rum extract into the cooled mixture.
  2. Combine 2 tablespoons of the brown sugar-cream syrup with remaining 1/2 cup heavy cream in a non-plastic bowl; beat with an electric mixer until whipped and cream holds soft peaks, 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Pour about 1/4 cup of the remaining brown sugar-cream mixture into a tall glass; stir about 1/4 of a bottle of cream soda into the cream mixture. Top with the remainder of the cream soda in the bottle. Top with about 1/4 of the whipped cream. Repeat with 3 more glasses to serve.
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Oct 29, 2011

Wow these were very sweet. I would almost even half the amount of brown sugar/cream mixture. But very tasty too.

Oct 25, 2011

I've seen this recipe floating around the internet and tried making it a while back. You end up with a delicious but VERY sweet drink. My husband and I both have a major sweet tooth, but it was too much for us to finish one glass. I think if we tried it again, we'd skip the whipped cream part and/or dilute the syrup a bit by using twice the cream soda and turning it into 8 servings. It looks very pretty if you use the whipped cream topping, so it makes a great party drink!


5 Ratings

Oct 24, 2011

This was a great interpretation of Butterbeer. I always imagined it just a little richer and creamier, but pretty close. Essentially, this was a butterscotch soda. They're a little hard to finish. It was VERY sweet, and is definitely a thing of moderation, but as they sat and separated, I thought they lost some of the overwhelming sweetness and got better and better. This would also be great with a shot of rum per glass, maybe mixed with the syrup instead of the cream soda. It would make it authentic.

Dec 27, 2012

Surprisingly I didn't find this to be too sweet. It was really creamy and delicious. It was fun to make, but definitely a rich heavy drink. If you serve this with a heavy meal you'll be in a food coma for sure. Give it a try!


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  • Calories
  • 706 kcal
  • 35%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 104.6 g
  • 34%
  • Cholesterol
  • 107 mg
  • 36%
  • Fat
  • 33.8 g
  • 52%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • 0%
  • Protein
  • 1.2 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 491 mg
  • 20%

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

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