Ok, so I’m 49. But I still dream of living amidst the wizards of Hogwart’s halls. Is there anyone in America who has not been charmed by this movie? For a fun Friday night, we catch repeats of the movies on the Family Channel and then make some treats that Harry would love. Our favorite is the Butterbeer! It is creamy and sweet and frothy…and not fat free. But yummy for a treat once in a great while.
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- 3/4 cup heavy cream, divided
- 4 (12 ounce) bottles cream soda, chilled
- In a small saucepan, combine brown sugar with 2 tablespoons water. Bring to a boil over medium heat and cook until the mixture reaches 240 degrees F (115 degrees C) on a candy thermometer, stirring occasionally. If you don’t have a candy thermometer, bring to a gentle boil and turn off the heat after about a minute of cooking.
Turn off the heat and add the butter, salt, vinegar, and 1/4 cup heavy cream. Stir until smooth. Cool mixture to room temperature before using.
In a medium bowl, beat together the remaining cream (1/2 cup) with 2 tablespoons of the brown sugar syrup.
In each glass, mix together 1/4 cup brown sugar syrup with 1/4 cup cream soda. Pour in the rest of the cream soda until it is nearly to the brim of the glass. Top with whipped cream.
Here are some other Harry Potter treats from around the web that I’ve yet to try, but shall presently.
Harry’s Favorite Treacle Tart courtesy of The Traveler’s Lunchbox: Click here for Recipe
Licorice Wands Courtesy of Pastry Affair: Click here for the recipe.
Mrs. Weasley’s Rock Cakes courtesy of the barest hint of sweetness : Click here for recipe