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3 magical ways to make Harry Potter's butterbeer

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Butterbeer: It's what all the cool wizards are drinking at Hogsmeade

Butterbeer is the favorite drink of Harry Potter and his wizarding friends. Mix up your own batch of plain butterbeer or adult butterbeer (with rum!), and make some fun butterbeer ice pops while you are at it.

Butterbeer: It's what all the cool wizards are drinking at Hogsmeade
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After visiting Universal Studios' The Wizarding World of Harry Potter last month, I came home dreaming of butterbeer. Butterbeer is what all the cool wizards drink while in town at Hogsmeade.

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Butterbeer: It's what all the cool wizards are drinking at Hogsmeade
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This version is made with cream soda, butter and rum extracts and is topped with a mixture of whipped cream, marshmallow fluff and a little more rum extract. So tasty. To kick it up a notch for the grown-ups, you can add a little dark rum instead of the extract. Doubly tasty!

Butterbeer: It's what all the cool wizards are drinking at Hogsmeade
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You can also use either version to freeze into ice pops. Note that if you make this for any Harry Potter fan, he or she will immediately become your very best bestie.

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Butterbeer: It's what all the cool wizards are drinking at Hogsmeade
Image: Michelle Clausen/SheKnows

Harry Potter butterbeer recipe (regular, with alcohol and ice pops)

Yields 1 drink of each or 4 ice pops

Total time: 10 minutes for drinks or 1 hour (freezing) for ice pops

Ingredients:

For nonalcoholic butterbeer

  • 2 cups cream soda
  • 1 teaspoon butter extract
  • 1 teaspoon rum extract
For alcoholic butter beer
  • 2 cups cream soda
  • 1 teaspoon butter extract
  • 1 tablespoon dark rum
For topping (makes enough for 4 – 5 drinks)
  • 2 cups marshmallow fluff
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon rum extract
For popsicles: Make 2 batches of either version of butter beer and some of the topping.

Directions:

  1. To make the topping, in a mixer, whip all the ingredients until light and fluffy. Set aside.
  2. To a mixing glass, add the cream soda, butter extract and rum (either extract or dark rum). Add ice, and shake well. Strain into a drinking glass.
  3. Add a layer of the topping.

For ice pops

  1. Mix 2 batches of either version of the butterbeer.
  2. To an ice pop mold, fill 1/4 with the topping.
  3. Freeze for 10 minutes.
  4. Fill the remaining ice pop mold with butterbeer.
  5. Freeze until solid, at least 1 hour.
Butterbeer: It's what all the cool wizards are drinking at Hogsmeade
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Before you go, check out our slideshow below.

Butterbeer: It's what all the cool wizards are drinking at Hogsmeade
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