Butterbeer For Muggles

2women2cats: Homemade Butterbeer

I was looking for a more unusual winter drink when I found this recipe for a Harry Potter inspired butterbeer. I wanted to make it for Christmas Eve and the recipe seemed to suit well since, unlike the name suggests, there isn’t actually any beer in it. The recipe uses cream soda which I had never had before, so I first bought a bottle to try in case I didn’t like it. In the Finnish stores there aren’t many options for cream soda, so basically the only one I could find was Boylan‘s Creme Cane Sugar. It tasted really great and decided not to look for other brands.

2women2cats: Homemade Butterbeer

I changed the amounts around a bit because first I had made a bigger batch and in the end we had too much cream left over. Not a bad thing though. The maple buttercream is so delicious I think it would work well in a cake as well. Otherwise you can of course always drink another butterbeer but it is quite heavy and I didn’t manage to drink a second one on the same night, although I really much wanted to! This recipe is with the adjusted amounts, so you shouldn’t have any extra cream but of course it depends depends a bit on the type of glasses you’re using. Same for the cream soda. I used a bit less than a bottle per glass.

2women2cats: Homemade Butterbeer

Ingredients (around 4-6 servings)

400 ml heavy whipping cream
4 tbsp salted butter
4 + 2 tbsp maple syrup
sea salt

~ 1 bottle of cream soda per serving, chilled (I used Boylan’s cane sugar cream soda)
Whiskey (optional)

Chill you glasses in the freezer or outside if it’s cold enough and start making the maple butter.

Melt the butter and 4 tbsp of the maple syrup on medium heat on the stove and bring it to a simmer while constantly stirring. It will get thicker and smell like fudge. Set aside and whip the cream with a bit of salt and 2 tbsp of maple syrup until it is light and fluffy but not completely firm. You will still have to add the butter mixture, so don’t overbeat it! Add the maple butter slowly to the whipped cream and mix until everything is smooth and foamy.

Now you can take the glasses out of the freezer and add a little bit of the cream (~heaped tbsp) to the bottom of the glass and also some whiskey if you want. Fill it up slowly with cream soda. It will produce a lot of soda foam, so you should take it off. Top your drink with another spoon or two of buttercream and enjoy! If you have cream left over you can use it for desserts or another drink the next day. My cream went a bit runny the second day in the fridge but I could whip it up easily. Enjoy!


2women2cats: Homemade Butterbeer

10 thoughts on “Butterbeer For Muggles

    1. Too bad. 😦 In here I can buy maple syrup in every supermarket. It was a bit more difficult with the cream soda. I think instead of the maple it would also be delicious to use a caramel sauce with the melted butter instead.

  1. Hm, this sounds like super delicous or disgusting. Maybe I’ll try it someday. Do you know the german term for cream soda?

    1. When I read the books I always imagined butterbeer to taste a lot like butter but that is not the case at all. 😀 The cream has a fudgy taste to it which fits so well with the whiskey.
      I think in Germany it would go under the same name because it’s mostly an American import. At least I don’t know similar sodas in Germany.

  2. Thanks for the recipe! Where did you find Boylan‘s Creme Cane Sugar from here in Finland?

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