Super-Easy Harry Potter Butterbeer Recipe by Bambino Amore - the Apron Makers

In honor of the new J.K.Rowling book, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, I decided to try my hand at making a Hogwarts favorite. Yep, that means butterbeer baby!

Since I had never had butterbeer before I made this recipe, I wasn't sure what to expect.  I had an idea.  And I knew what I wanted.  I wanted a warm drink that I could make instead of coffee since I really don't like the taste of coffee that much, but, I do like a little coffee flavored vanilla creamer hot drink from time to time.  Or hot cooca.  Whatever.   

Super-Easy Harry Potter Butterbeer Recipe by Bambino Amore - the Apron Makers

And yes, it does taste better with some golden snitches (AKA Ferrero Rochers) to snack on while you sip it.  Grab your apron and let's whip up a batch.

Super-Easy Harry Potter Butterbeer Recipe by Bambino Amore - the Apron Makers

You'll need:
  • 1 Liter of Cream Soda (your choice of brand - it doesn't matter)
  • 3 tbsp. of butter
  • 3 tbsp. of brown sugar
  • 1 cup of heavy whipping cream
  • 5 Werther's Originals candies
Tools you'll need: whisk, pot (you don't need one as big as what I used - I just liked the cauldron look of this pot), measuring cups/spoons, a fork, and microwave-safe bowl

Steps:
  1. In your pot, boil the cream soda
  2. Combine the butter + brown sugar in a microwave-safe bowl and melt the combo until the sugar has dissolved.  I did mine in 30 second intervals so that it wouldn't turn in to a hot bubbly mess - stirring with a fork
Super-Easy Harry Potter Butterbeer Recipe by Bambino Amore - the Apron Makers

Super-Easy Harry Potter Butterbeer Recipe by Bambino Amore - the Apron Makers
  1. When your cream soda is completely boiling (like, really boiling, not little bubbles) mix in your butter + sugar combo with a whisk - being sure to keep stirring 
  2. Mix in the whipping cream while still stirring
  3. Toss in the Werther's candies - and you guessed it, keep stirring
Super-Easy Harry Potter Butterbeer Recipe by Bambino Amore - the Apron Makers
  1. Stir, stir, stir until the candies are all melted.
Super-Easy Harry Potter Butterbeer Recipe by Bambino Amore - the Apron Makers

When the butterbeer has cooled enough to be tolerable, pour it in to a fancy (or not-so fancy - your choice) mug and curl up with a good Harry Potter book, a blanket that shows your house colors, and a handful of golden snitches.

Super-Easy Harry Potter Butterbeer Recipe by Bambino Amore - the Apron Makers

In another post I will show you how to turn this nice warm drink (perfect for fall + winter) in to an iced latte alternative.  Yummy...

Have you tried a Butterbeer recipe that was share-worthy awesome?  Let us know!

Credits // Author and Photography: Kate Mark for Bambino Amore // Apron by Bambino Amore - found at Bambino Amore