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Butterbeer Ice Cream


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Recipe Time: 3 hours 25 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings
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This Butterbeer Ice Cream is a rich and creamy, no churn ice cream, infused with the flavors of butterscotch and caramel. It’s the perfect frozen treat for any Harry Potter fan!

If you love homemade ice cream recipes, then this recipe is for you. Gather all the Harry Potter lovers in your household and dive into a bowl of this creamy treat. 

Butterbeer Ice Cream cones in glass jars next to ice cream cones and caramel candy

Butterbeer Ice Cream

If you are a Harry Potter movies fan or if you’ve read the Harry Potter Books then you know that butterbeer is a favorite drink among witches and wizards. Now you can enjoy the flavors of butterbeer in a rich and creamy no churn ice cream! 

This no churn ice cream recipe is easy to make and only requires a few ingredients. There’s no need to book a trip to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando to get a taste of this delicious dessert. 

Why I Love This Recipe

Harry Potter fans will want to get their hands on this Butterbeer Ice Cream, which is rich and creamy thanks to the addition of butterscotch & caramel flavors. The perfect frozen treat after a long day at work or school!

  • Easy to make
  • Always a hit at parties
  • Perfect for picky eaters

If you love Butterbeer then you may also enjoy this Homemade Butterbeer Frappuccino recipe. 

overhead view of Butterbeer Ice Cream cones in glass jars next to ice cream cones and caramel candy

Ingredients

You only need a few simple ingredients to help you make this homemade butterbeer ice cream recipe. Gather these ingredients and get ready to enjoy a sweet treat in no time at all. 

Butterscotch Sauce 

  • Brown sugar 
  • Heavy cream 
  • Butter 
Butterbeer Ice Cream ingredients

Equipment Needed / Helpful Tools

You only need a handful of kitchen tools to help you make this sweet treat recipe. So, gather these kitchen tools and get ready to enjoy this creamy dessert. No ice cream maker is needed for this creamy ice cream.

How to Make Butterbeer Ice Cream

Making this sweet dessert recipe is easy. Just follow the instructions below and you will have a delicious recipe that Harry Potter fans will rave about in no time at all. 

Step 1: Beat the cream until stiff peaks form

Add cream to the bowl of your mixer. Using the whisking beater, beat the cream to stiff peaks. 

cream beaten to stiff peaks in a mixing bowl

Step 2: In a large bowl combine condensed milk and vanilla

In a large bowl, combine the condensed milk and the vanilla. 

Condensed milk and vanilla in a large glass bowl

Step 3: Fold in the whipped cream

Fold in the whipped cream. Set aside in the refrigerator.

whipped cream being added to the mixture in the glass bowl

Step 4: Heat butter, sugar, and cream in a saucepan 

In a saucepan, combine brown sugar, cream, and butter. Stir to combine. 

cream being added to brown sugar and butter in a saucepan

Step 5: Cook on medium heat until the sugar is melted

Cook on medium heat until sugar is melted. 

brown sugar, cream and butter being cooked in a saucepan

Step 6: Lower the heat and simmer for five minutes

Lower heat and let cook for 5 minutes not stirring. 

Step 7: Remove from the heat and cool 

Once everything is combined and thickened, remove from the heat and place in a jar to cool. 

sugar mixture being poured from the pan into a jar to cool

Step 8: Line a pan with parchment paper

Line a loaf pan with parchment paper.

Step 9: Spoon the ice cream base into a loaf pan  

Spoon half of the ice cream base into the loaf pan and spread until even. 

the ice cream base and parchment paper in the loaf pan.

Step 10: Drizzle with butterscotch

Drizzle the cooled butterscotch sauce over the top of the ice cream mixture. 

the cooled butterscotch sauce drizzled over the top of the ice cream mixture. 

Step 11: Top with the remaining ice cream base

Top with the rest of the ice cream base. 

ice cream and parchment paper in a loaf pan

Step 12: Drizzle with butterscotch

Drizzle the top with the butterscotch sauce.

the cooled butterscotch sauce drizzled over the top of the ice cream mixture. 

Step 13: Swirl the butterscotch into the ice cream and freeze

Take a spoon and swirl the sauce through the ice cream then cover with plastic wrap and place in the freezer for 3 or more hours until set.

 the butterscotch swirled  into the ice cream

Step 14: Serve and enjoy

Once the ice cream hardens serve in cones or in a dish.

a closeup of a hand holding Butterbeer Ice Cream in a cone.

Variations / Options / Add-Ins

There are a few ways that you can change up this recipe to better suit your needs. Below are some of the ways that you can make this recipe your own. 

Candy: Add in different variations of candy for a fun and festive treat. Try adding in M&Ms, chocolate chips, or even chopped-up pieces of candy bars.

 Nuts: If you are looking for a crunch, then add in some chopped nuts. This will also add a bit of flavor to the recipe as well. My family likes walnuts or pecans in ours. 

Caramel: Add in some caramel for an extra sweet and rich treat. You can even use caramel ice cream topping if you want to make this recipe even easier. 

Butterbeer Ice Cream cones in glass jars next to ice cream cones and caramel candy

Tips

Follow these tips to help you make the best possible butterbeer ice cream. 

  • You can use any type of pan that you have on hand for this recipe. Just keep in mind that the larger the pan, the thinner your ice cream will be. 
  • If you want a stronger butterscotch flavor, then add in more of the sauce. You can even add it to the top of the ice cream for a pretty presentation. 
  • Letting the ice cream sit out for a few minutes before serving will make it easier to scoop. 
  • You can store this recipe in the freezer for up to two months. Just be sure to wrap it tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil or store it in a container with a tight-fitting lid.
  • Pour a can of cream soda on the top of this butterbeer recipe for a tasty float that will wow your family. 

FAQs

Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions about this recipe. 

How to store

This recipe can be stored in the freezer for up to two months. Just be sure to wrap it tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil. 

What is the best way to serve?

Letting the ice cream sit out for a few minutes before serving will make it easier to scoop. Serve in cones or dishes and enjoy!

Can I make this recipe ahead of time?

Yes, this recipe can be made ahead of time. Just be sure to wrap it tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil and store it in the freezer. 

Butterbeer Ice Cream cones in glass jars next to ice cream cones and caramel candy

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Butterbeer Ice Cream Recipe

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Butterbeer Ice Cream

Corinne Schmitt
This Butterbeer Ice Cream is a rich and creamy, no churn ice cream, infused with the flavors of butterscotch and caramel.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Chill Time 3 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 623 kcal

Equipment

  • measuring cups and spoon
  • stand mixer with whisk
  • Large bowl
  • medium saucepan
  • loaf pan
  • spoon or knife
  • plastic wrap

Ingredients
  

  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla

Butterscotch Sauce

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

Instructions
 

  • Add cream to the bowl of your mixer. Using the whisking beater, beat the cream to stiff peaks.
  • In a large bowl, combine the condensed milk and the vanilla.
  • Fold in the whipped cream. Set aside in refrigerator.
  • In a saucepan, combine brown sugar, cream and butter.
  • Stir to combine. Cook on medium heat until sugar is melted.
  • Lower heat and let cook for 5 minutes not stirring.
  • Once everything is combined and thickened, remove from the heat and place in a jar to cool.
  • Line a loaf pan with parchment paper.
  • Spoon half of the ice cream base into the loaf pan and spread until even.
  • Drizzle the cooled butterscotch sauce over the top of the ice cream.
  • Top with the rest of the ice cream base.
  • Drizzle the top with the butterscotch sauce.
  • Take a spoon and swirl the sauce through the ice cream then cover with plastic wrap and place in the freezer for 3 or more hours until set.
  • Once the ice cream hardens serve on cones or in a dish.

Nutrition

Serving: 1ServingCalories: 623kcalCarbohydrates: 57gProtein: 8gFat: 42gSaturated Fat: 26gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 135mgSodium: 116mgPotassium: 366mgSugar: 57gVitamin A: 1634IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 269mgIron: 0.4mg
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