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DIY Butterbeer

Last Christmas a Starbucks version of Butterbeer went viral. I was a bit underwhelmed because it was too sweet, all milk, and no fizz. Then we tried IBC cream soda from Rustan’s supermarket and realized that was way closer to Butterbeer, only missing the cream topping!

DIY Butterbeer at Scissors and Synths

My butterbeer experience at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Universal Orlando in 2010 and Warner Bros. Harry Potter Studios, London in 2013.

Other Butterbeer recipes online call for butter and rhum extract. I skipped those and just used what I had at home:

  1. Cream soda – 1 bottle makes 2 small servings
  2. Milk or whipping cream for a thicker topping – 1/4 cup
  3. Marshmallow creme (Jet Puffed available at The Food Bin) – 3 TB

DIY Butterbeer at Scissors and Synths

All you have to do is make the cream topping:

Whip your cream or milk. I put the milk in the coffee machine’s milk frother. Transfer this to a bowl. Add 3 tablespoons of marshmallow creme and mix together until all the lumps are gone. You can add more if you want it extra thick and sweet.

DIY Butterbeer at Scissors and Synths

Pour cream soda into the glass. If you have rhum and butter extracts, add those in.
Spoon the cream topping on top of the soda, and drink up!

DIY Butterbeer at Scissors and Synths

– Jo

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One comment on “DIY Butterbeer

  1. Jeyna Grace
    March 7, 2014

    Wow, finally someone who agrees with me that the Starbucks version was too sweet!

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