Butterbeer mousse! A Harry Potter-inspired dessert with layers of buttery, caramel-cream mousse, Biscoff cookie crumbs, and whipped cream!
Gryffindor? Hufflepuff? Ravenclaw? Even… Slytherin???
Everyone deserves some butterbeer mousse – no matter which house they hail from! While many who have come before me decided that butterbeer had its origins in butterscotch, I’m not the biggest butterscotch person. So this is a butterbeer mousse without butterscotch.
This recipe inherits its flavor profile from the magical butterbeer drink in Universal Studios–based on a vanilla creme soda with a heavy dose of caramel. So caramelly, creme mousse, topped with crisp crunchy cookie crumbles, and whipped cream!
Why We Love It
Reason No. 1? Caramel. (Not sure you need another reason after that, but we’ll keep going.) Reason No. 2? Mental and emotional transportation to the Three Broomsticks, where we sit with Hermione and discuss the house elf revolution. (RIP Dobby.) Reason No. 3? Caramel. And Biscoff and whipped cream. And okay, really the best reason is the aforementioned transportation to the Three Broomsticks. Hang on while I finish google-searching the real-life Hogsmeade.
How to Make Butterbeer Mousse
- Soften and dissolve the gelatin in creme soda.
- Whip the caramel cream to stiff peaks at a high speed.
- Whip in the gelatin/creme soda mixture at a low speed.
- Divide the butterbeer mousse among glasses and chill until set.
- Serve with crushed cookies and whipped cream!
Butterbeer Mousse FAQ
This recipe combines the vanilla notes of creme soda with rich, buttery caramel.
The books certainly indicate that there is a light booziness to butterbeer. This recipe is alcohol-free, but I certainly won’t judge if you spike the mousse with a little bit of bourbon or vodka instead of creme soda.
Of course! I would choose another similar caramel or butter-centric crisp cookie like shortbread, gingersnaps, or toffee cookies.
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