It's Thanksgiving, yes, but there's one other large event that our family is totally into. It doesn't have a thing to do with turkeys or mashed potatoes, but it captivates our hearts just the same. I'm talking of course about Harry Potter opening weekend and that my friends, starts today!
I've kept a close eye on the Butter Beer recipes that have been steadily popping up online but like Darla over at Bakingdom, I found them all to sound ridiculously sweet or too elaborate for a drink. And although I might be a fan, I'm not the "go see a movie at 12:01" kind of fan, so I was willing to hold out for a recipe that sounded delicious and I didn't have to brew up on my own.
For those who are into Harry Potter (or for those who aren't, tasty beverages hold no loyalty) Butter Beer is an imaginary, non-alcoholic warming beverage (or if you Google long enough, a pint of Michelob Light with a shot of butterscotch schnapps... which sounds truly... icky) that the characters in the books partake of.
Darla was able to head to
Disney Universal when The Wizarding World of Harry Potter first opened and had herself a glass (or two) of this frosty beverage which she describes as " a cross between a butterscotchy cream soda and a root beer float."
Trying to keep the sweetness down, she only adds one simple ingredient to a regular cream soda which takes the taste over the top and makes this treat easy to make for those fanatics in your household, young and old alike. All you have to do is add a little butter extract! That's it!
• Get the recipe: Check out Bakingdom for the full low on on making your own.
But trust us when we say, you'll have this drink whipped up and consumed before you can find a theater that isn't already sold out! Don't forget to look for her recipe for double double chocolate cauldron cakes while you're there — a perfect match for this warming buttery beverage!
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