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Spooky Recipes for Halloween

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Halloween will be here before you know it. If you’re planning on hosting a rocking party for your friends, family, and all those little witches, ghosts and goblins then you should get a jump on your planning. Over the next few weeks you’ll be seeing all the decorations, costumes, and party supplies hit the shelves ramping-up for the big day.

Today’s post is going to give you an amazing recipe that will help make sure your Halloween party doesn’t scare off all of your guests.

Harry Potter Butterbeer

Straight from Hogsmeade Village, this tasty beverage is perfect for children who are familiar with the Harry Potter series. This beverage takes about 25 minutes to prepare and makes a total of 4 servings. If no kids are attending, you can substitute your favorite rum or spiced rum.

Prep: 15 min.
Cook: 10 min.


1 cup – brown sugar
2 tablespoons – water
6 tablespoons – butter
1/2 teaspoon – salt
1/2 teaspoon – cider vinegar
1/4 cup – heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon – rum extract
1/2 cup – heavy cream – extra
4 (12 fluid ounce) cans or bottles cream soda


First take a small saucepan, and stir in the brown sugar and water over medium heat. Bring this mixture to a soft boil. You will want to cook this until your candy thermometer reads 240 degrees F. To test if it is ready, take a small amount of the syrup and drop it into a glass of cold water. If the syrup forms a small ball then it should be ready for the next step.

Next add in the butter, salt, cider vinegar, the 1/4 cup heavy cream and stir. After heating all the way through, remove and let the mixture completely cool. Once cooled, mix in the rum extract.

Now take a medium sized plastic bowl and combine 2 tablespoons of the brown sugar-cream syrup with remaining 1/2 cup heavy cream. Beat this mixture until whipped and the cream can hold a soft peak for two to three minutes.

Finally, pour 1/4 cup of the remaining brown sugar-cream mixture into a tall glass and stir in about 1/4 of a bottle of cream soda. Top the glass off with the remaining cream soda and add a little of the whipped cream. Repeat for all glasses.

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