Butterbeer Ice Cream

Terri sent us her recipe for homemade butterbeer ice cream, which she says is “a close comparison in taste (if not even better) to the frozen butterbeer drinks sold at the Wizarding World at Universal Orlando.” Her popular recipe has received over 2,000 pins on Pinterest to date, and we can’t wait to try it out for ourselves!

This recipe was originally posted on Terri’s blog, where you can find her recipes, crafts, and Harry Potter-related postings.

This recipe from Terri is a three-step process: The first step is making the butterscotch sauce and letting that cool, the second is making the ice cream base, and the third is making the ice cream. It takes some work, but the result is more than worth it.

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Butterbeer Ice Cream
Butterbeer Ice Cream
Cuisine Butterbeer, Dessert
Servings
Ingredients
Butterscotch Sauce
Ice Cream Base
Cuisine Butterbeer, Dessert
Servings
Ingredients
Butterscotch Sauce
Ice Cream Base
Butterbeer Ice Cream
Instructions
Butterscotch Sauce
  1. In small saucepan, combine brown sugar and water.
  2. Bring to boil over medium heat.
  3. Stir frequently until mixture reaches 240 degrees on a candy thermometer.
  4. Remove from heat, and stir in butter, vinegar, salt, and heavy cream.
  5. Set aside to cool to room temperature. Once cool, stir in imitation rum extract.
  6. Transfer to airtight container and cool in fridge for 2-4 hours or until cold.
Ice Cream Base
  1. Whisk milk and sugar together in large bowl until sugar is completely dissolved (about 2 minutes).
  2. Stir in vanilla cream soda, heavy cream, and vanilla extract.
  3. Cover with foil and cool in fridge 2-4 hours.
Ice Cream
  1. Thoroughly mix the butterscotch sauce into the ice cream base using a wire whisk.
  2. Get your ice cream maker drum out of the freezer (freeze at least 24 hours before churning for best results). Put in mixer piece and pour in the ice cream mixture.
  3. Cover and churn for 15-20 minutes. Ice cream will be the consistency of soft serve when done.
  4. Transfer to freezer-safe airtight container and freeze several hours to allow the ice cream to firm up to a perfect consistency.
  5. Serve in your favorite bowl, in a cone, or any way you want. Store remaining ice cream in the freezer for up to two weeks. Enjoy!