What Is The Best Recipe For Harry Potter Butterbeer?
Make Your Own Butterbeer Recipe At Home & Serve It In Your Own Harry Potter Butterbeer Glasses
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Butterbeer has been a huge success for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and the whole world is talking about butterbeer.
You cannot buy the J.K. Rowling approved version of this hot or cold beverage anywhere else in the world and, therefore, every guest who visits the theme park in Orlando wants butterbeer.
You would expect line ups for the rides and attractions but I read that people even waited in line for an hour to purchase their souvenir mug of butterbeer, as shown here. Rumour has it that they actually ran out of frozen butterbeer on the day the theme park opened!
Imagine my surprise when I discovered that you can actually make your very own, non-alcholic version of butterbeer at home.
On this page, you will find many links to many butterbeer recipes, information about 'real' butterbeer and the Harry Potter style of butterbeer and links to buy your very own butterbeer mugs from The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Note that you can now actually buy butter beer if you do not want to make your own.
"Why don't we go
and have a butterbeer in
The Three Broomsticks?
It's a bit cold, isn't it?"
What Is Butterbeer?
The real drink 'butterbeer' was made in the Tudor period from beer, sugar, eggs, nutmeg and butter. However, it is unclear as to whether the butterbeer in the Harry Potter books includes alcohol but it is not considered harmful to young witches or wizards although referred to as mildy intoxicating and definitely intoxicating to house elves.
J.K. Rowling introduced us to butterbeer in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and this beverage is referenced a few times in the rest of the book series. More recently, when asked about butterbeer, she told Bon Appetit magazine that she imagines that butterbeer "tastes a little bit like less-sickly butterscotch."
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter's Butterbeer
At The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando, Florida, you can order butterbeer frozen or ice cold from a street vendor or at the Hog's Head, a real pub that does sell real beer, too. News reports recommend the butterbeer for children.
Staff from the amusement park searched for THE perfect Butterbeer recipe. Their efforts wound up in a hotel kitchen in Scotland where they prepared the brew in order to obtain approval for the recipe from You Know Who. (Lest I mislead you, note that approval was not required from Lord Voldemort but rather from J.K. Rowling herself.) Their recipe did indeed meet with Rowling's approval and now you can order your butterbeer in Orlando where it is said to be made from a sugary drink that is somewhat cream soda-ish with a marshmallow 'head.' Some say it tastes like a cross between a shortbread cookie and butterscotch flavour.
Rupert Grint (who plays Ron Weasley in the movies) said, "We were at the Pub yesterday, and the drinks are amazing. The butterbeer, the frozen butterbeer is like nothing I've ever tasted before."
Butterbeer at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is Non-Alcoholic
Have you ever had butterbeer?
Harry Potter Butterbeer Recipe
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup half and half cream
1/8 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
Vanilla ice cream
Ginger Ale or Cream Soda
- Prepare Sauce
Combine butter, brown sugar, half and half cream and salt in a small saucepan and simmer gently for five minutes. Stir in vanill and let cool.
- Mix Ice Cream Version of Butterbeer
Place a scoop of ice cream in a tall glass, drizzle with a tablespoon of the sauce and add ginger ale to fill the glass.
- Mix Non-Ice Cream Version of Butterbeer
Place a tablespoon of butterscotch in a glass, top off with ginger ale to fill.
As you can see from the photo, the recipe worked perfectly. The drink was most definitely a very rich and frothy butterbeer. However, we were not keen on the flavour combination of butterscotch and ginger ale so we'll keep trying to find the perfect butterbeer recipe for us. You could substitute club soda, I suppose, but we are not crazy about that either. If you do try this recipe, make sure to report back about what you think of the drink. On a side note, this recipe did make the best-ever butterscotch sauce!
How To Make Butterbeer Video - By Working Class (WC) Videos
Working Class Videos has put together an EXCELLENT video showing you what looks like a straightforward recipe for making butterbeer. Laced with a bit of humour (and a bit of bourbon), I think we shall be trying this recipe.
More Free Harry Potter Butterbeer Recipes
- Harry Potter's Butterbeer Recipe Uncovered? FOXNews.com -
Harry Potter fans are all abuzz about butterbeer, and they've got the foamy mustaches to prove it. The cold and creamy, frothy drink is the most popular food item at the new Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando, according to Universal
- Butterbeer Recipe From The Hogwarts Celebration
J.K. Rowling describes everything in such detail in her Harry Potter books, including the food and drinks that Harry and his friends consume, so not only did I have great fun with the decorations for the Hogwarts Celebrations, but I had a fabulous ti
- Butterbeer Recipe - How to make butterbeer recipe
Author J. K. Rowling does not provide a recipe for butterbeer in her wildly popular Harry Potter book series, so this version is pure speculation. Harry Potter's butterbeer contains a mild intoxicant, but this dessert version is suitable for children
The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook
This cookbook does NOT have a butterbeer recipe.
Finally, a book full of Harry Potter recipes! All I can say is, "It is about time." Many years ago, I struggled to put together a Harry Potter themed menu for my son's birthday party. When I went looking, I discovered that there were NO Harry Potter cookbooks available despite the proliferation of books about Harry Potter on an endless stream of other subjects.
This cookbook, The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook, was released on September 18, 2010, and contains more than 150 easy recipes to help you recreate the delicious world that Harry Potter lives in. Included will be the dessert Harry loves so much, the Treacle Tart; Mrs. Weasley's (Molly's) Meat Pies; Kreacher's French Onion Soup; and, the Hogwarts Express staple, Pumpkin Pasties. Thrill your family and friends with this positively magical collection of recipes.
Butterbeer Glasses or Steins - From The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Buy Your Own From Butterbeer Steins
Of course, we can't think of anything better than Butterbeer served in a Harry Potter Butterbeer mug from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter!
At the Wizarding World of Harry Potter,
butterbeer costs approximately $4
or $10 in a souvenir mug.
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