Sweet and Creamy Butterbeer Ice Cream

Sweet and Creamy Butterbeer Ice Cream

Florean Fortescue’s is known for their ice cream throughout the wizarding world. He has a shop on Diagon Alley and has almost any flavor of ice cream available. Only a few are ever mentioned, but butterbeer is such a popular drink, I’d like to think that Fortescue’s would have a butterbeer ice cream.

Harry didn’t have to do his homework under the blankets by flashlight anymore; now he could sit in the bright sunshine outside Florean Fortescue’s Ice Cream Parlor, finishing all his essays with occasional help from Florean Fortescue himself, who, apart from knowing a great deal about medieval witch burnings, gave Harry free sundaes every half an hour.


-Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Sweet and Creamy Butterbeer Ice Cream

When I made butterbeer and needed a homemade butterscotch syrup, it made a lot more than I needed for that recipe, so I decided to make ice cream with it. The entire recipe was new to me because I had never made ice cream at home. There’s an attachment to the stand mixer to make ice cream that I want, but I don’t have it yet.

The butterbeer ice cream is a no-churn recipe using heavy whipping cream as the base. If you’ve already made butterscotch syrup for homemade butterbeer, then you can skip those steps and go straight to making the ice cream.

When you make the butterscotch syrup, you want to have all of your ingredients measured and ready because you have to move fast at a few points and can’t take the time to gather anything. In a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, melt the butter then add in the brown sugar. Stir just until the brown sugar is wet from the butter.

Butterbeer: A Harry Potter Party Essential

Butterbeer: A Harry Potter Party Essential

Let that cook for about 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the mixture starts to look molten.

Butterbeer: A Harry Potter Party Essential

Once the mixture looks more like a liquid than wet sand, pour in the heavy whipping cream and whisk to combine.

Butterbeer: A Harry Potter Party Essential

Raise the heat to medium and cook until the mixture reaches 225F on a candy thermometer which takes about 10 minutes. Whisk it occasionally to make sure nothing sticks to the bottom of the pan.

Butterbeer: A Harry Potter Party Essential

Turn off the heat and let the syrup rest for a few minutes to cool, then add in the vanilla extract and salt. Transfer it to a heat-resistant container and let it cool to room temperature.

Butterbeer: A Harry Potter Party Essential

After the syrup is cooled, make the ice cream base by whipping the heavy whipping cream in a stand mixer until it forms stiff peaks. Then pour in the sweetened condensed milk and mix until it is thick and fluffy.

Sweet and Creamy Butterbeer Ice Cream

Add about 1/3 cup of butterscotch syrup to the ice cream and stir to combine. Pour the ice cream into a loaf pan lined with parchment paper. Drizzle a bit more butterscotch syrup over the top and use a toothpick to swirl it around.

Sweet and Creamy Butterbeer Ice Cream

Place the ice cream in the freezer and let it set for at least 6 hours or overnight. When you scoop the ice cream to serve, you can add a bit more butterscotch syrup to the top if you have any leftover.

Sweet and Creamy Butterbeer Ice Cream

Sweet and Creamy Butterbeer Ice Cream


5 from 4 votes
Sweet and Creamy Butterbeer Ice Cream
Butterbeer Ice Cream
Prep Time
30 mins
Cooling Time
8 hrs
Total Time
30 mins
 
Course: Dessert
Keyword: butterscotch, dessert, Harry Potter
Servings: 6 servings
Ingredients
Butterscotch Syrup
  • 4 tbsp butter unsalted
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp salt
Ice Cream
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
Instructions
Butterscotch Syrup
  1. Have all ingredients measured and ready for butterscotch
  2. In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat
  3. Add in brown sugar and stir until wet from butter
  4. Stir occasionally until the mixture looks molten, about 3-5 minutes
  5. Turn the heat to low and add the cream, whisking to combine
  6. Turn heat up to medium and cook until it reaches 225F on a candy thermometer, about 10 minutes, whisking occasionally
  7. Turn off the heat and let the syrup rest for a few minutes
  8. Transfer to a heat-resistant container and let cool to room temperature (anywhere from 1-3 hours)
  9. Once cool, add the vanilla and salt and stir to combine
  10. Store in an airtight glass jar in the refrigerator for up to one month
Ice Cream
  1. In a stand mixer or with an electric mixer, whip the heavy whipping cream until stiff peaks form

  2. Stir in the sweetened condensed milk until the mixture is thick and fluffy

  3. Add about 1/3 cup of the butterscotch syrup and mix until combined

  4. Pour the ice cream into a loaf pan lined with parchment paper

  5. Drizzle 1-2 tbsp of butterscotch syrup on top and use a toothpick to swirl

  6. Freeze the ice cream for at least 6 hours or overnight until it's set

  7. When serving, drizzle more butterscotch syrup on top if deisred

Sweet and Creamy Butterbeer Ice Cream

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14 thoughts on “Sweet and Creamy Butterbeer Ice Cream

  1. Butterbeer was hands down my favorite treat at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. An ice cream version sounds amazing and I can’t wait to try it!

  2. omgosh i need to try this so bad! I always loved the idea of butterbeer – ive had “butterbeer” cocktails at special bars but never has quite hit the spot – this looks like it might though!!

  3. A butterbeer ice cream?? That’s genius! When I read the Harry Potter books I didn’t imagine butterbeer to be a sweet drink, but then I had it in Universal Studios and realized it probably was meant to be sweet haha… It was really good, and as an ice cream, it’s probably better!! Especially now in July. Thank you for sharing! 🙂

  4. It looks like I am living in Harry Potter’s world of wizardry when I see this recipe:) Thanks for sharing

  5. I have not actually tried butterbeer before but I have a feeling I’d like the ice cream version best of all. I’ve been wanting to make my own ice cream, so I’m saving this one for when I get the chance! 🙂

  6. This looks amazing! I loved my butterbeer when I went to Harry Potter World. I bet your ice cream version is even better!

  7. I couldn’t have missed the Butterbeer when I went to Diagon Alley When I went to the Universal Studios and it was so yummm. I can only imagine how yummy these ice creams must taste. Simple to make and yet so tempting. Will definitely have to try this.

  8. Girl you are a queen in the kitchen!! holy smokes. This looks amazing… We LOVE ice cream around our house and I need to try this…

  9. We have actually made something like this, and it was amazing. My husband is a huge HP fan, so we had a blast making it and of course consuming it.

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