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Butterbeer Boba Milkshake

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I loved the Harry Potter books growing up and wanted to create my own version of Butterbeer. However, there are already tons of recipes out there so I wanted to come up with my own creative spin. It may seem like a strange combination but the chewy boba helps break up the sweet, creamy milkshake. Enjoy!

tall glass containing a milkshake with boba in the bottom, harry potter books are stacked up in the background

Butterbeer Boba Milkshake

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

A sweet, creamy butterbeer milkshake with chewy boba balls will fulfill all your Harry Potter dreams!

Ingredients

  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup dried boba pearls (amount depends on your preferences)
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1/4 cups + 2 tablespoons butterscotch syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon butter extract
  • 16 ounces cream soda

Instructions

  1. Cook boba pearls according to your package's instructions. Drain and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, mix 2 tablespoons brown sugar, 1 tablespoon honey, and 3 tablespoons water in a small saucepan. Boil until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture is slightly thickened (about 5 minutes). Mix with the drained boba pearls and place in the refrigerator to cool.
  3. In a blender, blend the 2 cups ice cream, 1 cup half and half and 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons butterscotch syrup. Blend until smooth and well-mixed.
  4. Now it's time to assemble your milkshakes! Place 1/4 of the boba pearls in each large glass (you'll want ~16oz cups). Next, divide the milkshake mixture between each glass. Then, slowly pour 4oz of cream soda into each glass (it will foam up a bit).
  5. Serve immediately. Serve with a large boba straw.

Notes

Write additional notesWhile this recipe is lovely when you use half and half; you can also use heavy cream for a creamier milkshake or regular milk if you don't mind a thinner, less creamy drink.

While butter extract may seem odd, I highly recommend using it as it gives it that "butterbeer" flavor rather than just butterscotch.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 340Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 51mgSodium: 143mgCarbohydrates: 52gFiber: 0gSugar: 49gProtein: 4g

Nutrition information is an estimate only.

If you’re looking for some fun Halloween recipes, I recommend checking out my Easy Jack-o-Lantern Cookies or Tootsie Roll Pie.

If you’ve made this recipe, let me know how it went! I’d love to hear from you in the comments. Happy baking!

Hello! I'm Nichole and I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. I have a bachelor's degree in Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Science and a master's degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. I love cooking, baking and anything food related. I look forward to teaching you more about food and sharing my favorite recipes with you. Enjoy!

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