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Monday, July 11, 2011

Chew on This | Butterbeer - Two Ways

The end comes. Friday. The last movie installment of Harry Potter

Truly, the end came for all of us Harry Potter fans when the last book was released. However, having the movies to pacify our Harry cravings has been wonderful.  And I decided that a celebration, of the end, was due. 

And why not start with a cheerful libation? I give you Butterbeer - Two Ways!

This is the adult version. Schnapps, Irish Cream and cream soda. Topped with sweetened whipped cream. After one of these, I might not be so weepy about this last Harry movie. After two, well, I might likely consider Voldemort a real push over that even I could squash.

The kid version, which is delicious for any age really, combines cream soda, butterscotch syrup, butter and evaporated milk. Rich and comforting.

Cheers to Harry Potter! Good always overcomes evil!

And cheers to all you muggles (you know who you are)! And to you witches, wizards and all magical creatures....until we meet again!

Here are the recipes:

Butterbeer - for witches and wizards of all ages

1/2 C butterscotch syrup (ice cream topping)
1/2 C evaporated milk
2-3 T butter
12 ounces cream soda, chilled

In a small sauce pan, combine butterscotch syrup, evaporated milk and butter. Stir over medium-low heat until butter is melted. Allow mixture to cool for 5 minutes.

Divide butterscotch mixture between two glasses. Pour chilled cream soda between those two glasses - a foamy head will form - and serve. Enjoy!

Butterbeer - for ADULT witches and wizards ONLY

12 ounces cream soda, chilled
4 ounces butterscotch schnapps, chilled
2 ounces Bailey's Irish Cream, chilled
1 C heavy cream
1 T sugar

In a picture, combine cream soda, schnapps and Irish Cream. Stir. 

In a bowl, whip heavy cream, adding the sugar once soft peaks begin to form. And continue beating until stiff peaks form.

Pour butterbeer into a glass and top with the sweetened whip cream. Enjoy!

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  1. Wow! I must give this a try! It sounds so good.

  2. We are big fans of the Harry Potter movies/books in our family too. :-) Both of your butterbeer recipes sound good and fun. Perfect for a Harry Potter party too.

  3. I'll gladly try the butterbear! Can't wait to see the last movie. I think I'll re-read the books now.

  4. Oooh this looks amazing. I agree about the "end" being the 7th book, but ya gotta celebrate HP any time you can. I'll take the last movie as a good excuse to make this ;) Thanks for the recipe

  5. I know you already shared the butter beer cupcakes at the Cast Party Wednesday Link Party. Would you please share this recipe too? I love Harry Potter...going to the midnight showing Thursday...can't wait.

  6. Happy Friday! It's me again letting you know that I pinned this in Pinterest and I've featured this here. And I'm so glad you saw it first. My daughter is going gaga about this post and she's nagging me to make this with her. Please feel free to grab the feature button :)

  7. Cares-
    My kids and I might just need to have a Harry Potter party just to try this recipe out! Awesome!

  8. Oh boy, I can't WAIT to make this! A few years ago I was looking for a butterbeer recipe but never found one. Then, as I was perusing Something Swanky's Sweet Treat Thursdays link party, I saw this link! Thanks a million!

    I'm your newest follower and would love if you followed me back!

    Mallory from purplestpecalin.blogspot.com

  9. This sounds delicious! I'm sure my boys would love it. Thanks for sharing on A Well-Seasoned Life's Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

  10. Just stopping by to let you know that people really enjoyed your Harry Potter recipes last week. You had the top two recipes on A Well Seasoned Life's Sweet Indulgences Sunday. Hope you'll stop by this week and share a recipe.