This creamy butterbeer mousse topped with whipped cream tastes just like the popular wizard beverage from my favorite book/movie series.
With Harry Potter being one of my favorite book/movie series, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to include a Harry Potter-inspired treat for Halloween Treats Week.
Butterbeer appears in many of the books and films in the series, but first appears in the Prisoner of Azkaban. It is a beverage from the wizard world that tastes like a less sickly-butterscotch, kind of like a caramel cream soda, served with a creamy topping.
Since this mousse is mostly made of whipped cream, I had to figure out how to get the flavor of liquid cream soda into this fluffy butterbeer mousse creation. To answer this question, I used the same trick as I did for my root beer cookies – cook it down into a syrup! Sure you could use caramel syrup but it’s just not quite right.
Butterbeer Mousse Ingredients.
- Heavy cream
- Cream soda
- Butterscotch chips
- Butter extract
Between the cream soda syrup, butterscotch chips, butter extract, and whipped cream, this butterbeer mousse most definitely lives up to its name – especially when topped with more whipped cream and a drizzle of more reduced cream soda syrup (or caramel syrup if preferred).
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Today’s Halloween Offerings:
- 2-12 oz. bottles of cream soda*
- 3/4 tsp gelatin powder
- 1/2 Tbsp water
- 3 oz. (1/2 cup) butterscotch chips
- 1-1/4 cups cold heavy cream, divided
- 1/2 tsp butter extract
- Whipped cream, for garnish
- Biscoff speculoos cookies, for garnish
- Pour cream soda* into a pot and set over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to a simmer. For approximately 30 minutes, let it reduce down to about 1/4 cup, keeping a close eye on it towards the end to make sure you don’t cook it completely.
- Meanwhile, place water in a small bowl, sprinkle the gelatin over water, and let stand for 5 minutes.
- Place butterscotch chips in a medium bowl. Heat 1/4 cup of the cream in the microwave for 1 minute or just until it starts to boil. Add the softened gelatin to the cream and stir until fully dissolved. Pour the cream over the butterscotch chips and whisk until butterscotch is melted and the mixture is smooth. Whisk in 2 tablespoons of the reduced cream soda and butter extract. Let cool to room temperature.
- Meanwhile, in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, whip the remaining 1 cup cream until soft peaks form. Use a whisk to mix in 1/3 of the whipped cream into the butterscotch mixture. Using a rubber spatula, fold in the remaining whipped cream until no streaks appear.
- Spoon the mousse into serving cups. Place in the refrigerator and chill until set, about 2 hours.
- Before serving, top with more whipped cream, the remaining reduced cream soda syrup*, and a Biscoff cookie.
*Don't want to deal with boiling down the cream soda? You can use caramel syrup instead.
Source: Adapted from my Chocolate Mousse Cake.