(Inside: I love Harry Potter and the Wizarding World–and the number one drink? So good…This is How to Make Butterbeer (Vegan & Non-Alcoholic).)
My kids are super keen on me letting them watch all of the Harry Potter movies.
I’m not 100% on that.
They said Carmen Sandiego was “too scary” in the first five minutes of the first episode.
Not that I really believe them–I mean, they wanted to watch Barbie Dreamhouse Adventures and I turned on Carmen Sandiego.
So, who knows if it’s really too scary or not?! Not me.
But, while I continue to debate in my mind whether it’s ok for them to watch Deathly Hollows (just kidding, I am not sure we’ll make it to Prisoner of Azkaban), I figured out How to Make Butterbeer (Vegan & Non-Alcoholic) for them so that they can enjoy a delicious beverage on their first trip to Hogwarts.
The best part about giving my kids a big cup of this Butterbeer drink was that they acted like I’d given them a key to the world–or a caffeinated beverage.
They were literally so excited.
Before the first taste.
So, even if it was horrible (which it wasn’t–it was AMAZING), they were already positive.
And me? I was totally positive too–because making this vegan butterbeer was so easy.
I mean, if I’d realized How to Make Butterbeer (Vegan & Non-Alcoholic) was so freaking amazing and SO EASY years ago, well, I would have been making these for every showing ever.
Ok, if you’re ready to try your hand at this tutorial for How to Make Butterbeer (Vegan & Non-Alcoholic), be sure to pin it first–that way you can come back to it as soon as you’ve finished the first batch.
You’re going to want seconds. LOL!
How to Make Butterbeer (Vegan & Non-Alcoholic)
I love Harry Potter and the Wizarding World--and the number one drink? So good...This is How to Make Butterbeer (Vegan & Non-Alcoholic).
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 tspn apple cider vinegar
- 1½ tspn vanilla
- ¾ tspn salt
- ½ cup coconut cream so, chill a can of coconut milk overnight, then scoop the thick stuff out--drain the water away
- 3 cans Cream Soda
- 2 cans coconut milk chilled overnight
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- Place the brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, salt and vanilla in a pot over high heat.
- Add the coconut cream and stir.
- Stir for a long, long time until the caramel is all soft and smooooth.
- Remove from heat and allow to cool.
- Mix in the cream soda until everything is dissolved and the mixture is consistent (no floaters).
- Open the cans of coconut milk and place coconut cream in a large bowl, discarding the coconut water (unless you love to drink that).
- Combine coconut cream and powdered sugar with a hand mixer.
- Place large dollop of the whipped topping on a serving of the butterbeer.
- Serve warm or chilled.