Thursday, October 22, 2009

Free Recipie: ButterBeer

Nothing beets that nice warm drink on a cool crisp day. After much reading online and through those wonderful Harry Potter books Willow devised her own Butter Beer recipes. She has several and even though she may have gotten the idea from others she truly made them her own. Its all in presentation and Garnishing!
Did you know ButterBeer started back in the Medieval days? It was a very popular beer, then died for a while. It wasn't brought back to life until recently. Although it never really disaperd completely.

Version 1 Alcoholic Butter Beer
  • 1 2 liter Cream Soda
  • 1 cup butterscotch schnapps
  1. Chill the cream soda, Willow usually places it in the fridge 2 days before and puts it in the very back (the coldest part. For warm beer chill for about 30 minuets or not chill at all.
  2. Pour all into a punch bowl slowly. Willow also uses a chilled punch bowl for her cold version. For warm do not chill the bowl.
  3. pour about 1 cup of the butterscotch schnapps into the cream soda. It will fizzle some. 
  4. Garnish with ice if desire Willow likes to use Butterscotch hard candy in each cup.

Version 2 non alcoholic
  • 1 2 liter cream soda
  • Butterscotch Ice cream topping (smucker's sugar free spoonable topping is what Willow uses)
  1. As above chill the cream soda
  2. Pour gently into a punch bowl leaving about 1 cup out.
  3. Add about 1/4-1/2 cup of butterscotch topping stirring gently will fizzle some.
  4. For warm beer don't chill.
This next recipe is from by far one of the best we have ever tried!

Prep Time: :5

Cook Time: :10


  • 1 pint real vanilla ice cream (use a brand that includes vanilla seed specks for best flavor or make your own)
  • 1/4 cup real butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon butterscotch extract
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 quart apple cider
  • Apple slices for garnish, optional


  1. On medium speed, beat together vanilla ice cream, butter, butterscotch extract, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg until well-combined. Pour into a container and re-freeze.
  2. When ready to serve, gently heat apple cider in a saucepan until steaming hot.
  3. Place 1 scoop of ice cream in a thick soda glass or large mug. Top with steaming apple cider. Garnish with apple slices, if desired. 
  • Willow heats her cider in her crock pot she puts the cider on as soon as she has her cup of coffee on the day of the party. She mixes her ice cream mixture the night before. By the time of her party her cider is hot and the ice cream is ready. With her trusty freezer she uses Glass beer mugs and places 1-2 scoops of the ice cream in each mug and slips them back into the freezer. She allows her guest to go over and serve themselves. For the kids she places one scoop into small kid size cups and pours it for them. She usually has to make a triple recipe for her parties its just that darn good!  Willow also enjoys adding apple rings instead of wedges to her mugs. To make rings simply core out the apples and slice into rings. she then cuts a slit to allow the ring to sit on the rim of the cup. She likes to use Fuji apples as they are sweet and tasty. Experiment and find your own grove!

We hope you enjoy these tasty drinks!

    1 comment:

    1. oh my goodness... I am definately making this... my son will love it to no end.. thanks so much for sharing the recipes with us.