I think it was subconscious that of all days, I decided to make Butterbeer on the day of the Royal Wedding.
You know, Royal Wedding == British == Harry Potter. Hehe.
I’ve always wondered what Butterbeer tastes like. Don’t you?
When I read books, I tend to imagine things from the smell, the feel and the taste. And I could never quite imagine how Butterbeer would taste like. It was always described in the book as a “warm, golden drink with buttery taste”. Would it taste like beer? Or butter?
Now with the trailer of the second installment of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows spreading all over the internet, my curiosity of how Butterbeer tastes like resurfaced again.
So today, I decided, I WILL MAKE BUTTERBEER!
For a few months now, I’ve been on the search for Butterbeer ingredients.
I found Cream Soda (with the help of my brother-in-law) but I haven’t found any Butterscotch chips, flavoring or syrup in the supermarket. So I just decided to make my own butterscotch with the suggestion of my sister-in-law.
I made Butterbeer based on this recipe. I adjusted it a bit because I found it ridicuously sweet and too buttery.
So here’s MY own recipe of Butterbeer.
- 4 bottles of cream soda
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 3 tablespoon butter
- 1/4 cup cream
- 1/2 tablespoon water
- 1/2 teaspoon salt (skip the salt if you’re using salted butter)
- 1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
Steps in making Butterbeer:
1. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the brown sugar and water.
2. Bring to a gentle boil and cook, boil it until it reaches soft ball stage.
3. Stir in the butter, salt, vinegar and 1/4 heavy cream on low heat.
4. Pour in the 4 bottles of cream soda. Stir until well mixed.
5. Set aside to cool.
Tip: You can add a shot of rum for a more “adult” drink! :)
So what does it taste like? It’s like drinking liquid butterscotch with a carbonated bite :) Pretty good, but be prepared for the sweetness! I went into sugar rush and practically bounced off the walls, hehe.
Enjoy your Butterbeer!