Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2: The 5 Best Butterbeer Recipes from Hogsmeade!

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Warm Butterbeer

Whenever Harry, Hermione and Ron need a break they head to Hogsmeade for a delicious glass of Butterbeer at the Three Broomsticks. It is generally acknowledged to butterbeer is a drink made of butterscotch, bubbly water and milk. It is creamy, thick and sweet and, in the case of the movies and books, non-alcoholic. There are many, many recipes for Butterbeer on the web and we scoured the internet to find the very best for you. Choose one that you like, mix up a glass and toast our friends at Hogwarts on the eve of their final movie premiere!

1. Classic Butterbeer with Ice Cream and Homemade Butterscotch Sauce: This recipe is the real deal and creates a thick, frothy butterbeer. It is nearly like drinking a bubbly milk-shake! The homemade butterscotch sauce is a real treasure here, it is definitely worth making it from scratch.

2. Warm Butterbeer with Heavy Cream & Cream Soda: This Butterbeer is served warm and does not call for ice cream. Instead of using club soda the bubbles come from cream soda. Warm this gently over the stovetop for a warm, soothing drink.

3. Sandra Lee’s Butterbeer with Sweetened Condensed Milk: This thick concoction is incredibly rich and heavy. Here Sandra uses whipped butter and cream soda for flavor, drizzling a store-bought or homemade butterscotch topping over the head of the beverage.

4. Vegan Butterbeer: Is it possible with make butterbeer without dairy? Yes, it is! This great recipe uses actual dark beer and soy milk to make a delicious beer. And, don’t worry, the beer is warmed to burn off the alcohol!

5. Universal Theme Park Butterbeer: When Bakingdom visited Universal she actually tasted butterbeer and came home to develop her recipe. It calls for cream soda and clarified butter, plus it has a whole separate recipe for foam.

Photo: Jaime M.

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