Cooking With Miranda - Harry Potter's Butterbeer


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For a foodie like me, the biggest reason to visit the newly opened Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando,is to buy the unusual candy and sample Harry's beverage of choice - Butterbeer!

Since going across the country for candy and a pint of Butterbeer is not practical, I decided to make my own batch and . . . . . share it with all of you.


Ingredients for Butterscotch Sauce

1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup packed light or dark brown sugar
1/2 cup half & half or heavy cream
1/4 tsp. salt (or to taste)
1 tsp. vanilla


Whisk everything but the vanilla in a small pot and set over medium heat. Bring to a gentle boil and simmer for about 5 minutes, whisking occasionally. Remove from heat and add the vanilla. Cool completely before using in your Butterbeer recipe.

Ingredients for Butterbeer

Vanilla Ice cream or frozen yogurt
Ginger Ale or Soda Water

Putting It All Together

For each serving, put a scoop of vanilla ice cream into a tall glass and drizzle with a tablespoon or two of butterscotch sauce (store bought works too). Stir with a spoon to soften the ice cream and blend in the sauce. Fill the rest of the glass with Ginger Ale, and voila, your Butterbeer is ready to be slurped down. Don't forget to propose a toast to the young wizard who brought us this delicious concoction.

Be sure to let me know if you make it. I love reading your feedback.

sources: miranda, lisa & dean church

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  • mattchien
    mattchienMonday, June 14, 2021 at 3:42 am
    Sounds good!!!
    • memeWednesday, May 22, 2019 at 11:51 am
      I am going to make it on thur day
      • shadower922
        shadower922Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 12:14 pm
        Sounds good
        • hiWednesday, December 26, 2018 at 11:32 am
          has anyone actually tried it yet? like if yes
          • applemango
            applemangoTuesday, December 25, 2018 at 12:15 pm
            This recipe looks yumm!!!
            • ajg16
              ajg16Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 11:53 am
              *Writes recipe down* This looks yummm! I wish more recipes would get posted 😋
              • applemango
                applemangoTuesday, December 25, 2018 at 12:17 pm
                I wish more recipes would get posted 😋 too!
                • bookstory14
                  bookstory14Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at 8:38 am
                  You can look them up on Dogonews! I just tried the search bar and was like 0-0.....oh. I looked up Cooking with Miranda and there's a BUNCH of them, @applemango!
              • bookstory14
                bookstory14Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 4:08 am
                *Looks down* wait....I already read this article? Whaaaaaaat....
                • bookstory14
                  bookstory14Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 4:07 am
                  BUTTERBEER!!! 😍😍😋😋 YES!!! (Thank you thank you THANK YOU DOGO!!!)
                  • sunsetstars
                    sunsetstarsFriday, October 26, 2018 at 7:30 am
                    omg i sounds sooooooo goood :D
                    • unicornamonie
                      unicornamonieThursday, October 25, 2018 at 7:43 am
                      sounds yummy sooooooo yummy