If you are making your butterscotch from scratch you will want to do the following:
- 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.
- After about 5 minutes, it should be ready. Remove from heat, add your vanilla, and set it aside. Easy peasy.
To make your butterbeer:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- If you are serving it warm, remove it from the stove, put your cream on top, and drink up!
- If you want to try it cold, transfer your mixture to a pitcher and place in the fridge for at least a few hours.
- 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.
- Drink up and experience the bliss that is butterbeer!