Tuesday, September 23, 2014

hello friend

Since we're welcoming fall this week, I wanted to share a recipe with you that I love...super easy and fun...especially for you Harry Potter fans...

Frozen Butter Beer Recipe:


For the butterbeer:
1 1/2 cups cream soda
6 tablespoons butterscotch schnapps (use 4 tbsp butterscotch or caramel syrup for non alcoholic mix)
2 cups ice

For the foamy topping:

6 tablespoons heavy cream (soy or almond milk will be ok here, but foam won't hold up as well)
1 tablespoon butterscotch schnapps 
(use 1 tbsp butterscotch or caramel syrup for non alcoholic mix)


Combine cream soda, schnapps or syrup and ice in a blender. Blend until slushy. Pour into a glass or mug.
In a small bowl, combine cold heavy cream and schnapps or syrup. Using an electric mixer, whisk together until almost whipped. You want the cream mixture to be slightly loose, not as firm as whipped cream.
Top the butterbeer with the foamy topping and serve immediately.  (

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Melissa Camacho said...

YUM! you and Anne both share yummy drinks today. Awesome. :) I can't wait to try this. And YES to everything Harry Potter!

Amy @ Set Free said...

I know...I noticed that, too!! Her's looks delicious as well....I know what I'm doing this weekend! :)

Anne @ Love the Here and Now said...

I have heard so much about butter beer but have never tried it. Never knew it was this easy and this delicious sounding. I love cream soda! This is a must try in my book!

Anne @ Love the Here and Now said...

Cheers to us!

Ember Grey. said...

Between you and Anne, I'm pretty much set for my fall beverage recipes.

Amy @ Set Free said...

Yes...great minds think alike!! ;)

Amy @ Set Free said...

I love cream soda, too...that's why I first tried this recipe!

Amy @ Set Free said...

Oh fun...I love watching HP with other HP lovers...makes it so much more fun! We did a HP Halloween party a few years ago. Everyone came up with the best costumes. The food and decor were perfect...so much fun!

Amy @ Set Free said...

Well we like to encourage the drinking!! :)