Sunday, November 21, 2010


We're going to see the latest Harry Potter movie today (only two more to go!  Wah!), after weeks of rewatching the old ones - man those kids were so tiny the first time around.  I think it goes without saying that we are fully immersed.  What better way to celebrate than with a nice warm cup of butterbeer?  I can't think of one.
There are only a gajillion variations floating around tha interwebs and they all sound intense.  Intensely rich, intensely sweet, intensely caloric . . . I think I might have to tweak it a bit to get it drinkable for more than 1/4 cup, but we'll see.

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.

1 comment:

Quinn said...

Horf! Seriously sweetened heavy cream and cream soda? There's not even alcohol in that. OK, can I try some anyway?