Microwave Butterbeer

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Microwave Butterbeer is rich, creamy and delicious, tastes just like your favorite wizard beverage from Harry Potter in just 3 minutes!

Butterbeer is one of the most memorable foods from the Harry Potter series, and if you’re “Sirius” about relaxing, you should “slither in” to some comfy pants, close the “Dumble-door,” and binge the whole DVD set while enjoying your piping hot Butterbeer. 

Microwave Butterbeer

MICROWAVE BUTTERBEER

You still there after all of those puns? Fantastic! Butterbeer is so rich and creamy that it may end up being your new favorite dessert drink, even if you are just a muggle. (Also, if you are completely baffled by all of these references, make some Butterbeer and put on the movies or curl up with the books, you won’t be disappointed.)

Butterbeer wasn’t technically invented by J.K Rowling for the Harry Potter books, but she did popularize it. It was based on a really, really old recipe from 1588 called “Buttered Beer.”

The original was beer, cloves, eggs, and a few other extras that weird sound both horrible and wonderful all at once. If you’re feeling hardcore, try making a batch of the original recipe and let us know how it goes. 

HOW TO MAKE MICROWAVE BUTTERBEER

  • Mix condensed milk, butterscotch topping, and butter in a large measuring cup.
  • Microwave for 1 minute.
  • Mix well again.
  • Add in the cream soda and microwave for 1 minute.
  • Stir well.
  • Serve in 2 glasses.

Note: This has the cream soda in it before you’d add it. Just thought the picture was cool.Butterbeer before microwaving

WHAT TO SERVE WITH BUTTERBEER

The wizarding world is extremely diverse and varied, so you can really pair Butterbeer with anything, but we recommend some English favorites. Try serving it with meat pies or savory biscuits to really get in the magical mood. 

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VARIATIONS ON BUTTERBEER

  • Alcoholic: You can make your Butterbeer a little more adult by adding a little bit of alcohol to it. Before you rush out and grab some actual beer, we actually recommend adding something a little harder with a milder flavor, like a liquor. Try something cream-based like Bailey’s Irish Cream. 

PLATE IT UP

Get out your best-scrimshawed stein or a giant golden goblet. Or a mug. You know, whatever is more “you.” Pour the Butterbeer into the mug and, if you want to serve it up with a flourish, add just a little whipped cream to the top. It will make the Butterbeer have a creamy head on it that both looks and tastes better than regular beer. 

SAVE SOME FOR LATER

Put the whole cup into the fridge with a little bit of plastic wrap over the top. It won’t stay good for longer than a few days, so you should enjoy it fresh out of the microwave. Or invest in a time turner. Either way.  

COST FACTOR

$$: You don’t have to rob Gringotts to make this delicious treat. You will need some condensed milk, some butterscotch topping, butter, and vanilla cream soda, which you can find really easily at the grocery store.  

MICROWAVE TABLE

  • 1,000 watts or higher: Higher wattage, lower cook time. Our microwave is about 1,250 watts, but if you have one with about 1,000 watts you will want to heat the Butterbeer for 1:12 minute, and again for another 1:12.
  • 700 watts: Microwaves under about 900 don’t heat things evenly or consistently, so don’t go anywhere while you’re cooking. Cook for 1:43, then again for 1:43. 

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Microwave Butterbeer

Microwave Butterbeer is rich, creamy and delicious, tastes just like your favorite wizard beverage from Harry Potter in just 3 minutes!
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: English
Keyword: Microwave Butterbeer
Servings: 2 Servings
Calories: 642kcal
Author: Dorm Room Cook Staff

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup butterscotch topping
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 cups vanilla cream soda

Instructions

  • Mix condensed milk, butterscotch topping, and butter in a large measuring cup.
  • Microwave for 1 minute.
  • Mix well again.
  • Add in the cream soda and microwave for 1 minute.
  • Stir well.
  • Serve in 2 glasses.

Nutrition

Calories: 642kcal | Carbohydrates: 99g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 231mg | Potassium: 169mg | Sugar: 99g | Vitamin A: 452IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 142mg | Iron: 1mg

Creamy Microwave Butterbeer

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