I am a Harry Potter fiend. I don’t mean like I love Harry Potter and have read the books and seen the movies. I mean like I have read the whole series several times, I dressed up to go to midnight showings of the movies, I got the books when they came out at midnight and read them all the way through without sleeping, I’ve traveled to Platform 9 3/4, I cried when I went to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and in high school, I was voted biggest Harry Potter fan. Basically, I am obsessed.
Ever since the Mister and I came home from visiting the Wizarding World of Harry Potter almost four years ago, I have been dying to figure out a homemade butterbeer recipe that comes close to what is sold in the parks. Because guys, if you haven’t tasted it, you are missing out. Like, for reals.
I have tried a variety of different recipes, and while I still haven’t been able to come up with a recipe for the amazing foamy stuff on top of the drink, I have discovered this delicious copycat of the main base of the drink. And I mean delicious.
It’s carbonated, sweet, cool, and a tiny bit creamy. I think I could probably drink it all day long. And now that I have such a yummy recipe, there’s a good chance of that happening (here I come, stretchy pants!).
Butterbeer is super easy to make, and you can find all the ingredients at your local grocery store. Honestly you have no excuse not to make this. And if you were smart, you would go do it right now.
Seriously though, go make this. You will not regret it!
- 1 c. cream soda
- 1 tsp. imitation butter flavor
- 1 tsp. caramel syrup (like Torani)
- 1 tsp. half & half
- Combine all ingredients and stir slightly.
- Serve immediately.
Next time you’re feeling down that you never got your Hogwarts letter, go make this drink. You’ll feel like Harry did when he first tasted a bottle of butterbeer crouched under his invisibility cloak at The Three Broomsticks. Only you won’t be breaking any rules!