Please share your ButterBeer knowledge! (ie. Reviews, Recipes, etc.)

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asked Oct 31, 2010 by r0bErT4u (83,750 points)
commented Oct 31, 2010 by r0bErT4u (83,750 points)
***ButterBeer was being served tonight, and it was deliciously sweet.***  *My nieces & nephews performed as Stormtroopers at dress rehearsal.*

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answered Oct 31, 2010 by recck (3,166 points)
I made butterbeer once, it was good but damn was it sweet.

I don't recall the exact ingredients but it was like: cream soda, butterscotch syrup and vanilla. You would heat up the butterscotch and vanilla and mix it into the cream soda. I think I used too much butterscotch syrup though and it made it incredibly sweet.
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answered Oct 31, 2010 by Lestat611 (2,080 points)
Cool I always wondered how butterbeer would taste like. Never knew it was an actual drink.
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answered Nov 26, 2010 by walkerg1195 (31 points)

Start to finish: 1 hour (10 minutes active)

Servings: 4

1 cup light or dark brown sugar

2 tablespoons water

6 tablespoon butter

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon cider vinegar

3/4 cup heavy cream, divided

1/2 teaspoon rum extract

Four 12-ounce bottles cream soda

In a small saucepan over medium, combine the brown sugar and water. Bring to a gentle boil and cook, stirring often, until the mixture reads 240 F on a candy thermometer.

Stir in the butter, salt, vinegar and 1/4 heavy cream. Set aside to cool to room temperature.

Once the mixture has cooled, stir in the rum extract.

In a medium bowl, combine 2 tablespoons of the brown sugar mixture and the remaining 1/2 cup of heavy cream. Use an electric mixer to beat until just thickened, but not completely whipped, about 2 to 3 minutes.

To serve, divide the brown sugar mixture between 4 tall glasses (about 1/4 cup for each glass). Add 1/4 cup of cream soda to each glass, then stir to combine. Fill each glass nearly to the top with additional cream soda, then spoon the whipped topping over each.
commented Nov 26, 2010 by TomMaxwell (1,561 points)
Sounds good!
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answered Nov 26, 2010 by LunarEngineer (121 points)
Although the stuff I got from "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter" at Universal Studios tasted like cream soda and butterscotch ice cream, I found a real tudor recipie.


Tudor Butterbeer Recipe

Beer here means what we today call a ‘real ale’, it is not lager (German or American styled beer). Below is the authentic recipe faithfully translated for the modern kitchen.
Recipe Ingredients:

    * 1500 ml (3 bottles) of good quality British ‘real ale’
    * 1/4 tsp ground ginger
    * 1/2 tsp ground cloves
    * 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
    * 200g demerara (brown) sugar (adjust to taste)
    * 5 egg yolks (yolks only are needed)
    * 120g unsalted butter (diced)

For The Chilled or Warm Milk Version

    * 1500 ml of chilled or warm butter beer (as above).
    * 1500 ml of cold or warm milk to mix with the butter beer
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