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07 September 2014

Yes, we can has butterbeer! 

Yes, we can has butterbeer!

Using this recipe as a guide, I successfully made some without blowing up the kitchen! And it tastes good! Not fantabulous, but a solid "good".

The first attempt last night didn't turn out well at all, and that's because I followed the recipe's instructions for the foam as listed. DON'T DO THAT, or you'll wind up with runny, icky foam.

Instead, here's how I recommend you make the foam:

1) In a large bowl, stir together the heavy cream, imitation butter, and vanilla extract.

2) Mix on medium high speed for about 3 minutes, until it starts to thicken (that's the important bit, not so much the timing), and then add the sugar.

3) Continue to mix until soft peaks begin to form, and then stop! If you mix the cream too much, it will become glumpy and runny. The total amount of time from Step 1 to here took about 4 minutes for me.

TIP: For best foamy results, put a spoonful of the cream/foam into your glass first, THEN pour the cream soda over it.

Side note: When we tried this for the first time last night, we settled in to watch the latest Doctor Who episode while sipping. Didn't have any chocolate frogs to go with it, so we instead ate Reese's Peanut Butter Pumpkins.

Geeky much? :-D

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