Total Time:
8 min
5 min
3 min

2 servings


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

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