Butterbeer

Total Time:
8 min
Prep:
5 min
Cook:
3 min

Yield:
2 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
Directions

Combine condensed milk, butterscotch topping, and butter in a glass heatproof measuring cup. Heat in microwave for 1 minute. Remove and stir until butter has melted and incorporated into mixture. Meanwhile heat cream soda in another heatproof measuring cup for 1 minute 30 seconds.

Divide butterscotch mixture between 2 (10 to 12-ounce) mugs. Fill mugs with heated cream soda and stir thoroughly. Serve garnished with an old-fashioned butterscotch candy stick.


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I just got back from Universal Studios and tried the real thing, it's much better than this recipe. I found and tried 5 copycat recipes, see my review on them here - http://wp.me/p1QoXj-1IH item not reviewed by moderator and published
i love butterbeer and i am a harry potter fan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
SOooo easy to make and perfect taste. We dont heat the cream soda, just use it room temp and then its more like the books describe it. Love it!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My daughters enjoyed making this with me. It looked amazing in a glass, and tasted buttery and yummy! We did end up adding some milk to cut the sweetness. This is a fun and easy treat we will definitely make again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Warm, creamy & perfectly lovely. Yes, it is quite sweet, but a glance at the ingredients should make that obvious. :- My family & I love this drink! item not reviewed by moderator and published
BLECHK!!! Waaay too sweet. This is coming from someone who drinks white mochas with two pumps of peppermint in it, I am no stranger to sweet drinks, but this was too sweet to drink. That being said, I did give it two stars instead of one, because the flavor itself was good, and it definitely tasted the way I imagined it would when I first read about it so long ago. But this recipe takes that flavor and multiplies it until it tastes like you're drinking liquid butterscotch candies with four cups of confectioners sugar mixed in. My suggestion would be to use only a fourth (or possibly even a sixth! of the butterscotch/milk/butter mixture per serving. That way you still get the accurate flavor, without it being so sickeningly sweet. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Sweetened condensed milk is just too sickly sweet, so I used evaporated milk. Next time I will drop the butter, which I found made the drink too heavy and did not mix in well, plus it is not necessary for flavour, over and above the butterscoth topping. Vanilla cream soda is very hard to find here in Ottawa (Canada but I finally located Virgil's at Farm Boy - it is excellent craft brewed vanilla cream soda. The resulting warm butterbeer was very good, but I like the cold and frozen versions at Universal just as much. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is too sweet as is. I made some changes that made it a little more palatable. I trippled the recipe in order to serve it to my guests. I also added milk so as to make it less sweet (@ least 2 cups for the trippled recipe. Instead of the butter, I added 1/4 tsp of vanilla extract and 1 tsp of butter flavored extract. I wanted my guests to be able to drink it either hot or cold and the butter would not have worked if taken cold. It was perfect! Either hot or cold I topped it with whipped cream. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is our second time drinking butterbeer, and our first attempt at making it ourselves. We tried a cold version at the Creaky Cauldron in Stratford, which was good but not what we were expecting. This recipe yielded a drink that was hot, buttery, sweet, and sour, with a lovely foam on top. Why the three stars? After a few sips, it starts to settle heavily in your stomach. You can't decide whether you are going to bounce off the walls or crash out on the couch. The recipe says it serves two, but I think that's way too generous as this could easily stretch between four. My teeth hurt, and if my stomach could talk it would say, "Double, double, toil and trouble, fire burn and cauldron bubble." :-/ But because the flavor and feel of the beverage are so comforting, I know we'll try it again. We just might have to divvy it out amongst four mugs, or use one of the suggestions below regarding how to make it less sweet. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I think it tastes just like it would be if you had it in the wizarding world. NOT The fake universal one that has to be produced for the mass public and its frozen and cold. the recipe there is approved to taste as best they can for the mass. This recipe was very warm and sweet well duh its all sweet ingredients and it is just like the book description being that it warms you up and is very good. In the shop it would have been produced in small to medium batches by the shop owner as custom drinks are made in todays specialty places like starbucks etc drinks made to order to keep it fresh. Its not going to taste like the park brand because its not the parks brand so quit the fussing. Overall very good drink to serve at parties and if you can't handle the sweetness there were several posted ways to reduce the sweetness to taste :D Enjoy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
IheartYummies hit the nail on the head, first few sips were awesome, then you want to barf. Cut down on the condensed milk and butterscotch, water it down with some more cream soda, and this is a delicious desert beverage. item not reviewed by moderator and published
i think this recipe is wonderful! I'm a huge harry potter fan and this matched the description in the book! But, I found it hard to find butterscotch so i used caramel. Many of the other reviews say that the original recipe is to sweet so i think the caramel is a great replacement for the butterscotch. It still has the same bubbly effect and all. I hope you find this helpful! :- item not reviewed by moderator and published
We came back from The Wizarding World 2 weeks ago. I just made this recipe for my daughter's birthday and the kids swear it tastes exactly as it did in the park. I used a can of condensed milk, a jar of butterscotch carmel topping, and 3 generous spoonfuls of whipped butter. I melted it together and drizzled it over cold cream soda. It fizzed up and everything. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Pretty good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is great! A little sweet but it's okay. I liked the recipe at universal studios at harry potter land better, but this is pretty close!!@@## you should definitely try it!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
You guys DO realize that the Wizarding World park version isn't like the one described in the book? In the book, butterbeer was warm. And since this recipe was published in 2008, it's based more on the book, if anything.. NOT the park. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This drink is ok.. but no where near the one served at the park. I've found this to be much closer. Give it a try and see what you think! 1/4 cup Brown Sugar 1/2 package Spiced Alpine Instant Apple Cider 8 oz Water 8 oz Cream Soda Buttershots Schnapps Dissolve 1/4 cup of Brown Sugar into 8oz hot water. Add one half of 0.74oz Apple Cider package to mixture. Let cool. Put 1/4 cup of Cider mixture in glass. Add 8oz Cream Soda. Add Buttershots Schnapps to taste. May reduce 8oz water and Soda to fit into 8oz glass. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is good but doesn't taste at all like the Rowling approved version at Universal. If you want to try that, try this recipe: http://www.chicaandjo.com/2010/08/12/butterbeer-recipe/ It is super easy and tastes exactly like what I had there. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This might help those that find this recipe too sweet. While at Universal, we only had frozen butterbeer. I made it using the following recipe and just experimented. This made 4 servings. 1/2 cup of both Butterscotch and Condensed milk - I used Mrs. Richardson's Butterscotch/Caramel 2 TBSP of whipped butter Warm as in Sandra's recipe Pour in blender with about a cup of ice and 1/2 can of cream soda and blend to a slushy form. Add more/less of the butterscotch mixture to taste. I also poured a little cream soda on top of the mixture after pouring in a glass for the fizzing effect. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Please stop telling me not to try something. If you don't like it, fine. That's you. Chances are you and I won't always like or dislike the same thing. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Recipe was too sweet, didn't taste as good as the one from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, only at Universal Studios Orlando Resort Islands of Adventure. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Butterbeer is so nice and warm item not reviewed by moderator and published
Was not enough for 4 people and way to sweet! item not reviewed by moderator and published
i love this drink, it gives me the sugar i need, and it makes me feel good item not reviewed by moderator and published
This does not even make regular coffee cups. The proportion its in makes about one oversize coffee cup full. Also its so sweet even my kids couldn't drink it. I suggest doubling (at least) the cream soda and using just 1/8th cup of sweeten condensed milk. That evens it out a little bit more. Also we tried a pinch of cinammon and nutmeg to give it some spice. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Obviously this recipe is meant to be extremely sweet but I have a huge sweet tooth so I thought I'd give it a try. The drink smells lovely at first and the initial 2 or 3 sips were yummy. After that I just got nauseous. However, I tried using just 1 tablespoon each of condensed milk and butterscotch and less than 1 tsp. of butter with a can of vanilla creme soda to make one individual serving and the results were much better. I suggest playing around with proportions to suit your own taste. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I think this would be really great with a scoop of vanilla ice cream if served hot. My daughter and I loved it, but we have decided to cut the amount of milk. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Everyone is saying that it is super sweet......all the ingredients in this recipe are super sweet!!! Hello.....if you dont want something sweet then dont try this recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I agree with other reviewers that this drink is SUPER sweet--but cut the sweetness and turn into into an adult beverage by adding Vanilla Vodka at the end. It also takes the sour milk taste out of the drink. As an alcoholic beverage, this is a very tasty winter-time drink. Can't wait to serve it at Halloween. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Please stop before you attempt to serve this drink...it's just plain disgusting. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Using the vanilla creme soda with the butterscotch sauce was extremely sweet. I re-made the sauce and added some to heated milk. This was much better! The sauce would also be good served over ice cream or warm pound cake. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was so delicious and everyone loved it. I love anything with condensed milk and/or butterscotch. I don't understand some of the lower ratings and comments for this drink. Kids and adults loved it in my family. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love creative drink recipes, but this one nearly made me empty the contents of my stomach all over my dinner party. Beware! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for my three kids. One really liked it. The other two thought it was just too sweet. I also thought it was too sweet. Next time I might not put as much butterscotch in. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This stuff was delicious. Wouldn't recommend drinking it often, but it seems to be the best dessert beverage I've ever had. I will most likely keep it in mind for Christmas or other holiday meals. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My kids love butterscotch, but why waste it with so many empty calories? I made 1/4 of the yield of this recipe, just for them to taste it out. They asked me if they could just have ice cream instead. Try this: the butterscotch-in-a-bottle mixed with just a bit of butter, microwaved, and drizzled over ice cream. Healthier, and it doesn't violate intellectual property rights. item not reviewed by moderator and published
great item not reviewed by moderator and published
Well, it says in the recipe, "yield: TWO SERVINGS" so I would guess that, NO, it wasn't enough for 4 people. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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