Butterbeer by Timothy and Ashly

Butterbeer by Timothy and Ashly

Timothy & Ashly
This butterbeer recipe is very similar to the one served at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park but even richer and sweeter.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Beverages
Cuisine Butterbeer
Servings 4 glasses


  • 1 cup brown sugar (light or dark)
  • 2 Tbsp. water
  • 6 Tbsp. butter
  • 1/2 tsp. cider vinegar
  • 3/4 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 tsp. rum extract
  • 4 bottles cream soda (12-ounce each)


  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine brown sugar and water.
  • Bring to gentle boil and cook, stirring often, until the mixture reads 240°F on a candy thermometer.
  • Stir in butter, vinegar, and a third of the heavy cream.
  • Set aside to cool to room temperature. Once the mixture is cooled, stir in the rum extract.
  • In a medium bowl, combine 2 tablespoons of 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 2–3 minutes).
  • Divide the brown sugar mixture among four tall glasses (about 1/4 cup for each glass). Add 1/4 cup of cream soda to each glass. Stir to combine. Fill each glass near to the top with additional cream soda and add the whipped topping.


  • Feel free to reduce the butter to taste (up to 2/3).
  • The rum extract can be replaced with vanilla extract.
  • Try adding pumpkin pie spice to taste for a unique flavor.