We have been reading the Harry Potter series as a family and when we finish a book, we have a party and watch the movie. We finished the second one a few weeks ago, and had a Harry Potter Party complete with Butterbeer and Magic Wands (chocolate dipped pretzel rods with sprinkles). I found the recipe for Butterbeer from Gourmet Mom on the Go and it was fantastic!! It's really rich, but so delicious. My kids loved it, and so did I. I halved the recipe with great success. Unless you are preparing it for a large group, I would recommend halving the recipe.
Harry Potter's Butterbeer
16 ounces butterscotch ice cream topping.
8 tablespoon butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1 teaspoon rum extract, optional8 cans Cream Soda (12 ounces each, room temperature)
1 cup heavy whipping cream (for topping)
Directions:In a large pot, combine butterscotch ice cream topping, butter, salt and vinegar. Cook over medium heat until butter is melted and mixture just starts to bubble.
Remove from heat and add heavy whipping cream and rum extract (optional).
Scoop out ¼ cup of butterscotch mixture and place in a medium bowl. Place in fridge for 5-10 mintues to cool. When cool, pour in 1 cup heavy whipping cream and beat until thickened (you do not have to beat it to stiff peaks, leave it foamy!:)). Set aside.
Pour soda into pot of butterscotch mixture. If mixture is too cold, heat for a few minutes on the stove over medium heat. To serve, pour into mugs and top with whipped cream.