Maybe you are like me. If you are you will love the next couple of posts. Maybe you aren’t like me. If your not, you will probably think I am obsessive and crazy. That’s ok. Your loss. If you are like me, you are counting down the days until the next Harry Potter movie comes out. You have probably read the whole Harry Potter series, possibly multiple times. Perhaps you have dressed up as one of the characters and waited in line at midnight of a book release. If you are like me, we should be friends.
I know everyone is probably posting Fourth of July recipes today (take a look at some of mine here, here, here, here, and here), and that is great, but I have decided to take the first two weeks of July and devote my posts to the one and only H.P. I threw a pretty fun Harry Potter party a while back. I made lots of themed treats, we made a goblet of fire, had a sorting hat sort everyone (I am a Ravenclaw), and we watched the first movie. It was awesome.
This is a picture of my husband getting sorted. My dad was the sorting hat and my husband is cheering because he got sorted in to the same house as me, Raven Claw.
So, I present you a delicious non-alcoholic butter beer recipe! I always envisioned butter beer as being this amazing frothy drink and when ever I read about it in the book, I pretty sure I would drool a little bit. I am dying to go the the new Harry Potter theme park in Florida, just for the butter beer.
- Cream soda (make sure it isn’t flat, like mine)
- 2 C. heavy cream
- 6 TBSP. sugar
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 tsp. imitation butter (find this at the grocery store by the vanilla and almond extracts)
1. Pour cold cream soda into mugs until almost full.
2. Beat together the cream, sugar, vanilla, and imitation butter on high speed for about six or seven minutes, until soft peaks start to form.
3. Spoon a big scoop of the cream mixture on top of the cream soda. If you want, you can put some foam in the bottom of the class, too and pour cream soda on top.
Another option: You can also add 1/2 tsp. of imitation butter to every 12 ounces of cream soda. I have read that this is yummy. I tried it without measuring and I am pretty sure I added way to much imitation butter to a couple of them (sorry grandma. I think you got one of those.) Or you can ad 1 oz. light rum to each serving, but then it is no longer kid friendly. I have also read that you can add butterscotch sauce to the cream soda.
I also really want to try this recipe for butter beer and see if it tastes any different, but it is more labor intensive.
Recipe adapted from My Bakingdom