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

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asked Oct 31, 2010 by r0bErT4u (30,999 points)
commented Oct 31, 2010 by r0bErT4u (30,999 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)
BUTTERBEER

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.

http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2010/07/02/harry-potters-butterbeer-recipe-uncovered/
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.

From http://historicalfoods.com/68/butter-beer-recipe/

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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