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Copycat Butterbeer Float

A&W Butterbeer Float Edys Grand Icecream

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During a recent trip to Orlando I got my first taste of the famous “Butterbeer” from Harry Potter when we were at Universal Studios!  Have you ever been to the Wizardry World of Harry Potter before?  If you haven’t and you are a fan, it is a must for you to visit!  What an amazing time!

While were walking around the village, we saw a super cute cart with the word “Butterbeer” on it!  Now you know we’d have to stop to see what this was.

 

butterbeer harry potter

 

Have you ever had Butterbear before?  We hadn’t but considering all of the people in line for it, we thought it had to be good right?

Oh wow!  I knew I was hooked!   That alone is worth the trip to Universal Studios!  Sweet heaven on earth!

I have a bit of a habit of always trying to recreate recipes from our vacation when we return home.  Sometimes I can come close, sometimes it is way off in left field!  After we got home from Orlando, I knew I had to figure out how to make my own version of Butterbeer!

After a few more sips (for science, of course) I found it tasted a little bit like root beer and a little bit like cream soda so I was pretty sure I had my base flavors down. Two flavors that I figured out that we definitely had to have were real butter and butterscotch!

To add a little extra magic, we froze some cream soda in star shaped ice trays. It’s a great way to keep your float cold in the summer heat without losing any of the flavor.

 

 

 

flavored ice cube stars

 

Now on to this amazingly addictive Copycat Butterbeer Recipe! But first let’s look at this drizzly goodness!

 

caramel sauce butterbeer float

 

 

 

You can serve Butterbeer in any glass you’d like.  To add extra flair, check out these really cool glasses!

 

Beer Wagon Mug Set

And you can always find a really cool printable to print off as well for the label for the glass.

 

How to Make Copycat Butterbeer:

A&W Butterbeer Float Edys Grand Icecream

Ingredients:

2 cups rootbeer
2 cups cream soda
1 cup Torani Syrup (buttered rum, caramel or butterscotch)
3 tablespoons salted butter
Vanilla ice cream
Caramel or Butterscotch ice cream syrup topping
Whipped cream

Directions:

1.  Melt butter in the microwave until a liquid
2.  Stir Torani syrup into the butter until blended
3.  Add the rootbeer and cream soda to a large pitcher
4.  Stir syrup and butter mixture into the soda (do this gingerly to limit fizzing)
5.  Add the ice cream into the glasses/mugs
6.  Pour the drink mixture over the ice cream
7.  Add the ice cubes if you made them
8.  Top with whip cream, drizzle with the syrup topping and enjoy!

Another way to make this is:

1.  Melt butter in the microwave safe dish until it’s a liquid
2.  Add all of the ingredients, except for the syrup and whip cream, into a blender
3.  After everything is mixed together thoroughly, pour into glasses, top with whip cream and the syrup and enjoy!

butterbeer float

5 from 4 votes
A&W Butterbeer Float Edys Grand Icecream
Butterbeer Float
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

After  you've tried this fabulous concoction at Universal Studios, you know you'll need to make it when you get home! 

Course: Beverage, Dessert
Cuisine: Copycat
Servings: 2 - 3
Author: Rhonda
Ingredients
  • 2 cups rootbeer
  • 2 cups cream soda
  • 1 cup Torani Syrup buttered rum, caramel or butterscotch
  • 3 tablespoons salted butter
  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Caramel or Butterscotch ice cream syrup topping
  • Whipped cream
Instructions
  1. Melt butter in the microwave until a liquid
  2. Stir Torani syrup into the butter until blended
  3. Add the rootbeer and cream soda to a large pitcher
  4. Stir syrup and butter mixture into the soda (do this gingerly to limit fizzing)
  5. Add the ice cream into the glasses/mugs
  6. Pour the drink mixture over the ice cream
  7. Add the ice cubes if you made them
  8. Top with whip cream, drizzle with the syrup topping and enjoy!
  9. Another way to make this is:
  10. Melt butter in the microwave safe dish until it's a liquid
  11. Add all of the ingredients, except for the syrup and whip cream, into a blender
  12. After everything is mixed together thoroughly, pour into glasses, top with whip cream and the syrup and enjoy!

 

Yum” butterbeer wagon image by Cleavers – Creative Commons (CC BY-ND 2.0)

 

 

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