Break out your Weasley sweaters cause I'm about to show you how to make your very own butterbeer!
1 cup of light brown sugar
2 tablespoons water
6 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cider vinegar
3/4 cup of heavy cream (or you can use half and half for the very similar result)
1/2 teaspoon rum extract (I think it's by the vanilla extract)
How to Make It!
In a saucepan over medium, combine the brown sugar and water. Bring to a boil, stirring often, until it reaches 240 F (I think that's about 116 C) on a candy thermometer. Stir in butter, salt, vinegar, and 1/4 heavy cream. Set aside to cool to room temperature. (If you like your butterbeer warm, just wait until it doesn't feel like it will burn you mouth off).
Once cooled, stir in the rum extract and the remaining heavy cream or half and half. Use a whisk to stir the mixture for about 2 to 3 minutes.
Finally, fill glasses a little under halfway with cream soda and divide the butterbeer mixture between 2-4 glasses. If you want you can add any remaining cream soda to the glass. Add whipped cream if you want or just drink it.
(My brother would also like me to add that you should not freeze this because you will end up with a sticky-gooey mess.)
Hugs and Virtual Butterbeer,