Friday, September 17, 2010

Frozen Butterbeer

Let's face it, slushies are awesome!  So, creating a frozen version of the Butterbeer recipe I found was too much to resist.  Here's how I did it:

Frozen Butterbeer
(1 serving)
1/4 c. brown sugar mixture*
1/4 c. cream soda
2 c. cream soda ice cubes (approximately 1 ice cube tray)

Fill up one ice cube tray with cream soda and let sit in the freezer overnight
Mix together the brown sugar mixture and the 1/4 c. cream soda 
Pour in the blender along with the ice cubes
Blend away and add more cream soda if it's too thick
Pour in a glass and top with whipped froth from the Original Butterbeer recipe, if you wish

*Brown Sugar Mixture from Original Butterbeer Recipe
1 c. brown sugar (light or dark)
2 tbs. water
6 tbs. butter
1/2 tsp. salt (if you use salted butter like I did, skip this ingredient)
1/2 tsp. cider vinegar
1/4 c. heavy cream

In a small saucepan over medium, combine the brown sugar and water.
Bring to a gentle boil and cook, stirring until it reads 240 F on a candy thermometer.
*If you don't have a candy thermometer, boil it until it reaches soft ball stage.
Stir in the butter, salt, vinegar and 1/4 heavy cream on low heat.
Set aside to cool to room temperature.
Once the mixture has cooled, stir in the rum extract.

How cute are those ice cubes?!
I didn't put the froth on top so you could see it in it's purest form :-)


  1. That looks really delicious- but what is brown sugar mixture? I would love to make this for my 10 yr old(and myself) so clarification would be great:)

  2. Hi Arlene!
    I was referring to the brown sugar mixture from the original Butterbeer recipe. I will include it for the Frozen Butterbeer. Thanx for the comment!

  3. That looks super tasty! And wonderful. And... I can't wait to try. I love your pink KitchenAid --- so much fun!

    Can't wait to read more of your posts and recipes!

    Erin (check out Potluck Friday and join the party!)

  4. I went to Universal Studios a few weeks ago and when i tasted that Butterbeer, I said right then i needed to find the recipe to that drink..



  5. After going to Harry potter world at the new year, my husband and I were dying to find a good recipe for the butter beer. We tried this recipe, and it really is very similar to the frozen stuff! We were very pleasantly surprised! Thanks for posting this, I never would hae figured it out on my own!!! Ashley C.

  6. How much rum extract? It's not in the original recipe.

    1. 1/2 teaspoon of rum extract

  7. Yummy recipe! think caramel slushie! hit of my 13 year old's birthday party, even without the rum!!

  8. How much does this recipe make? Just the one glass?

  9. How do you make the froth or is this recipe sans froth?

  10. I know this is very late after you posted the recipe, but I wanted to thank you so much! For 5 years here and there I've been trying to make a frozen version of this and your strategy got it done. I just returned from the Wizarding World this past weekend and made this when I came back. It turned out awesome! The best part is you can keep the butterscotch, ice cubes, and foam for a while in the freezer and fridge to make more again later.