three clear glasses with harry potter butterbeer inside on a wooden cakestand.

Made famous in the Harry Potter Series, Butterbeer has been sought after by wizardss and muggles alike. This recipe for Butterbeer is easy and delicious.

  • Author: Sift RVA


  1. 2 tbsp Butterscotch sauce (now, you can purchase a sauce, or make your own. I made my own and the recipe will follow).
  2. 3 cups of cream soda (you need to get the nectar colored one, not the clear)
  3. 2 cups of milk (I used 2%)
  4. 1/4 cup brown sugar
  5. 2 tbsp butter
  6. Whipping cream (for the top!)

Recipe for butterscotch sauce:

  1. 4 tbsp (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
  2. 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  3. 1/2 cup heavy cream
  4. 1 tsp vanilla extract


If you are making your butterscotch from scratch you will want to do the following:

  1. Melt your butter, brown sugar, and heavy cream in a pot on medium heat. You want to make sure everything is mixed together well. It will look like a caramel soup in the beginning but the longer it stays on the stove, it will thicken into a beautiful sauce.
  2. After about 5 minutes, it should be ready. Remove from heat, add your vanilla, and set it aside. Easy peasy.

To make your butterbeer:

  1. Now, let me preface this by saying that I do not like carbonated drinks (well, my body doesn’t) so what I did was boil the cream soda until the carbonation was gone.
  2. In a separate pot, take 3 cups of the cream soda, mix it with the two cups of milk, add the 1/4 cup brown sugar, 2 tablespoons of butter, and your 2 tbsp of butterscotch and mix together. You do not necessarily want this to boil, so, keep it on a medium heat and get it to the point where it is steaming.
  3. While this is happening (should you choose to drink it warm) begin to make your whipped cream topping. It is really how much you want to make / use so, I did not put an exact measurement.
  4. If you are serving it warm, remove it from the stove, put your cream on top, and drink up!
  5. If you want to try it cold, transfer your mixture to a pitcher and place in the fridge for at least a few hours.
  6. When you decide to serve it, you can serve it over ice, or, not, that is your call. But you should make some whipped cream to put on top nonetheless.
  7. Drink up and experience the bliss that is butterbeer!
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