Butterbeer Recipe

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it is no secret that me and Adam love Harry Potter
but what was even better than Harry Potter was having amazing neighbors that shared our love for Harry Potter and then some.

when we lived in Utah we had some of the best neighbors.
we loved them,
Elijah was absolutely obsessed with them,
and they were always there for some good, late-night conversation & laughs.

the night before we moved, they came over to visit one last time and brought the most desirable drink in the world:
BUTTERBEER!

it.was.heavenly.
and not to mention the company was extraordinary :)
as a parting gift, they gave us the secret recipe.
quite literally the best gift we could have ever received!
when we made this the other night we both got a little emotional thinking about our last night in Provo with our dear neighbors.
we seriously miss that place sometimes!

with their permission, i am going to share the delicious recipe with you guys!
cause seriously, it will rock.your.world.

ingredients:
- 1 cup brown sugar
-2 Tbs. water
- 2 Tbs. butter
- 1/2 tsp. cider vinegar
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream, divided
- 1/2 tsp. rum extract
- 1/8 tsp. salt
- vanilla cream soda

directions:
1. bring sugar & water to a gentle boil

2. add butter, vinegar, and 1/2 cup of the whipping.
cool to room temperature

3. add salt and rum extract

4. mix 2 Tbs. of mixture with remaining whipping cream and whip until thick

5. with the remaining mixture, cool in the refrigerator*

6. once the mixture is cooled, divide mix into frosty mugs and fill with vanilla cream soda

7. top with whipped topping to serve as head.
{add additional whip cream if desired. i desired :)}

8. enjoy with a Harry Potter marathon!

*this part is pretty important. i didn't let it cool enough the first time and it was too thick & frothy. but once we put our cups back in the freezer/fridge to cool longer it was perfect :)

guys this is so good!!
promise.
it's basically pure sugar so why wouldn't it be wonderful??

if you make it, let me know what you think!

thank you Cyndi & Mark for blessing our lives with not only your life-changing friendship, but also with this life-changing recipe! 
:)





9 comments:

Lulu said...

Looks Amazing!
Could so do with some of this right now, London is so cold and dull outside today!
Lulu x

Niki Caron said...

This is fabulous! I have been wondering how to make butterbeer!!!

Emily @ {re}discovering home said...

LOVE this - thanks for sharing! I went to Disney World in June 2011 for my honeymoon and we went to Universal to see Harry Potter world. The butterbeer was amazing, so I look forward to trying this!

Emily
re-discoveringhome.blogspot.com

Kassi Mortensen said...

Butter beer is SO yummy!!!!

Em @ And Nothing Else Matters said...

Yum, looks so so good!

Jessica Sebastian said...

Um, yes. We will be making this!

Benlovesting said...

Such a lovely blog!

April said...

Oh, I can't wait to try this!! Hey friend, I'm having a book-inspired linky party tomorrow, I'd be THRILLED if you could link this up, it's perfect!!! Glad Elijah is okay, we've had a few of those ER visits... Joe knocked his overbite back in with one! :)
~April

Alice Emma Thompson said...

What a wonderful gift and fabulous recipe.

We are sharing everything Harry Potter at this week's Empty Your Archive and I would absolutely love for you to link up - Alice @ Mums Make Lists

http://mumsmakelists.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/empty-your-archive-26.html