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!
- 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
- Cook boba pearls according to your package's instructions. Drain and set aside.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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).
- Serve immediately. Serve with a large boba straw.
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’ve made this recipe, let me know how it went! I’d love to hear from you in the comments. Happy baking!