Butter beer recipe

Are you looking for THE authentic butter beer recipe, like the one in the famous Harry Potter series? Well, we have just the thing for you. We have a quick and easy recipe using store cupboard ingredients, that you are likely to have already!

If you have been to Harry Potter World you may have sampled the family-friendly version of this drink. There is no denying it is delicious, but Harry, Ron and Hermione are children. We want the adult edit. Hence, we bring you a homemade version using actual beer. This silky, indulgent drink with notes of vanilla can be ready in 10 minutes flat.

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Butter beer ingredients:

The below ingredients are for 2 pints:

  • 500 ml of beer (or cider)
  • 250 ml of cream soda (or vanilla coca-cola)
  • 15 g of butter
  • 50ml vanilla syrup
  • 100 ml fresh cream
  • Cinnamon (optional)

Alcoholic butter beer: Which beer to choose?

We recommend a light blond beer, you can go with any.  You can opt for any of the classics like the blond Pelforth or a Heineken. The only rule we would say is, choose a beer that is light and not dark or too strong.

You can also try with Strongbow cider, Old Mout or an apple fruit beer. If you choose a cider, this will bring more sweetness whilst a beer will bring a slight bitterness to it. If you want to make butter beer for everyone, you can also go for non-alcoholic beers which will go perfectly well for this recipe too!

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How to make butter beer:

STEP 1: Pour half of the cream soda into one pint and the other half into the other. Do the same with the beer.

STEP 2: Set the pints aside and move to the cream. Whip 100 ml of fresh cream until it's stiff.

STEP 3: At this point, melt the 15 g of butter and incorporate it into the whipped cream (better if butter is cooled first). Finally add 50 ml of vanilla syrup. Mix everything well, trying not to disassemble the cream.

STEP 4: Pour the cream over the two pints recreating the idea of foam on beer. You can then sprinkle cinnamon to taste.

Video Recipe Butterbeer

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