Butterbeer 6.000
Jul 6, 2005

This is an adaptation of Harry Potter's favorite snacks.


Servings: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 pint vanilla ice cream, softened
  • 1/2 stick (2 ounces) butter , at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 bottle (3 cups) sparkling apple cider

Directions

Allow ice cream to soften, about 30 minutes, and bring butter to room temperature, about 2 hours.

Cream together butter, sugar and spices in large bowl. Add to ice cream and refreeze. Heat sparkling cider in a pot until warm but still carbonated (at least 3 minutes). Fill each glass with a generous scoop of ice cream mixture and pour warmed cider over ice cream. It will foam like beer; hence the name.

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Recipe Source

Adapted from "The Rosie O'Donnell Show."

Tested by Randy Richter.

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