Thursday, July 16, 2009

Harry Potter Treat : Butterbeer

The latest Harry Potter movie 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince' releases today! Unfortunately I wasn't able to get tickets for opening night as I was caught up with work and realised too late so I have tickets for Sunday night instead. I'm super excited!

Since I'm an avid fan I figured I would try out a recipe that is Harry Potterish! In the book the one thing that always intrigued me was the butterbeer...it is described as being warm and soothing on a cold day with that bubbleish tickle. Sounds like a warm soda with a butterish richness.

So with no idea on where to begin I searched on google and found this recipe.

Butterbeer

1 cup (8 oz) club soda or cream soda
½ cup (4 oz) butterscotch syrup (ice cream topping)
½ tablespoon butter
Measure butterscotch and butter into a 2 cup (16 oz) glass. Microwave on high for 1 to 1½ minutes, or until syrup is bubbly and butter is completely incorporated. Stir and cool for 30 seconds, then slowly mix in club soda. Mixture will fizz quite a bit. Serve and enjoy a perfectly warm Hogwarts treat for two!

I haven't had a chance to make it yet as I don't have butterscotch syrup at home...but I'll try it out over the weekend. Just wanted to share it with anyone out there who is as big of a potterhead as me!

Now let me ask you...do you have a movie/book obsession?

9 comments:

Nadine said...

WOW!!! Ive always wanted to know what kinda flavours to expect from Butterbeer and suspected that it was a sorta buttery, creamy, fizzy drink and seems like it is!! mmMmm!!! Thanks babe!

Reckon you could replace the soda with beer? hmmmm...

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

YAY Thankyou so much for this recipe! :D It sounds delicious and helps get me in the mood for Harry Potter :)

burpandslurp said...

wow ow ow!!! My friend is a total HP fan! She even dressed up as Harry Potter and goes to Harry Potter conventions! She'll flip over this recipe!

Arwen from Hoglet K said...

I like the idea of making food from books. Think of the Magic Faraway Tree with the pop biscuits and toffee shocks. They sounded so good!

burpandslurp said...

btw i JUST watched HP 6!! WHEEE!

Alexandra@Chefspiration said...

Nadine - Me too! which is why I looked it up :) Why not try it out with beer...hehe you never know!

Lorraine - Hee hee...a potterhead too are you?

BurpandSlurp - Ohh cool! Let her try it out...or better yet make it for her! hee hee..

Arwen - Oh yes I LOVED the magic faraway tree...their treats always sounded so fun!

Anita said...

Great minds think alike! Let me know how it goes! I've also been looking for a butterbeer recipe, but have been leaning towards a butterscotch milk recipe....

Janet said...

when i was watching the movie i was wondering how that could be made or what it was...let us know how it is. Alost those items are hard to find in shanghai...make something I CAN MAKE ..xoxo

Janet said...

ps: how many more movies are gonna come out?