Are you a Harry Potter fan or just a copycat recipe fan? Either way, we got you! Just in time for Harry's birthday (July 31, 1980 in case you didn't already celebrate), we're giving you the magic recipe to make this traditionally sugar-stuffed drink free of all that nonsense. There's better ingredients that can still deliver the creamy, sweet experience of butterbeer.
And even though Harry Potter isn't a blimey vegan, if you are, you'll really love this Easy Vegan Chocolate Cake. Hey, we love vegans... it's why most of our products are vegan, and we made this divine recipe for you! And don't forget that keto buttercream frosting mixed with your favorite food coloring.
Harry Potter Butterbeer & Birthday Trivia
In the books, Harry and his friends get the privilege of going to a place near their wizard school called Hogsmeade. In Hogsmeade, their favorite place to grab a treat is called The Three Broomsticks, where they enjoy a cold, delicious Butterbeer every time.
Spoiler alert: Harry and friends got hopped up on sugar from this frothy treat. But we think you can get hopped up on other festive elements, and leave the sugar out... Don't tell them your recipe is sugar-free (cuz kids just don't get how bad sugar is, and that's okay) —just distract them with these fun facts about Harry Potters' birthday:
- July 31 happens to also be JK Rowlings birthday (coincidence?)
- Close to Harry's 11th birthday, he received his acceptance letter to Hogwarts.
- Hagrid swept in to rescue Harry from the Dursley's to celebrate his 11th birthday. He took Harry to Diagon Alley to prepare him for his time at Hogwarts.
- Harry then met Dobby on his 12th birthday.
- For his 16th birthday, Harry celebrated at the Burrows with the Weasley family.
What other Harry Potter trivia do you know? Make a double, or triple batch of this Sugar-free ButterBeer to celebrate and have fun!
Ingredients for Sugar-Free Butterbeer
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 3 Tbsp butter, melted and cooled to room temperature
- ¼ cup Lakanto Caramel Simple Syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 4 ice cubes
- ¼ cup heavy whipping cream (coconut cream for dairy-free)
- 3 Tbsp Lakanto Powdered Sweetener
How to Make Sugar-Free Butterbeer
- Melt the butter in a microwave for about 45 seconds. Set aside and allow to cool.
- While the butter is cooling, prepare the whipped cream. In a standing mixer, add the heavy cream and Lakanto Powdered Sweetener. Mix on high speed for about 3 minutes until stiff peaks form. Set aside while you make the butterbeer.
- Once butter is cooled, combine the almond milk, butter, Lakanto Caramel Simple Syrup, and vanilla in a blender. Blend on high until ice is crushed and the liquid is smooth.
- Pour butterbeer into 2 tall glasses, and top with whipped cream.
- Optional: Add a splash or two of sparkling water if you want the carbonation!
Alternate Caramel Simple Syrup Recipe
If you don't have our Caramel Simple Syrup on hand, here's how to make it DIY style:
- Place 1/2 cup water in a pan to heat.
- Add 1/4 cup Lakanto Golden Sweetener to the water. Keep on low-to-medium heat, stirring constantly until dissolved thoroughly. Be careful not to let the reduction boil—that can cause the simple syrup to crystalize—a low, slow heat is ideal when making a simple syrup.
The use of Lakanto Golden will give you the color and a close flavor to that of our Caramel Simple Syrup. If you have natural vanilla extract, add 1/4 teaspoon, plus the smallest dash of salt to really amp up the caramel flavor!
Nutritional Info for Sugar-Free Butterbeer
This delightful butterbeer can be ready in just 10 minutes and clocks in with only 1.5 net carbs per serving. So we say celebrate all the history and mystery around July 31st with this tasty bev!