What is Butterbeer? Well, in the Harry Potter Universe it is a popular butterscotch-esque flavored drink that gets house elves, but not humans, intoxicated. They sell this drink at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios in Orlando Florida.
I found this recipe in my little black recipe binder. It was right below the recipe for Orange Dreamsicles. I have no idea where I found this recipe, but it's been in that binder forever. The Popsicles are titled Buterscotchsicles, but I think Butterbeer Pops sounds much more betterer. Don't you?
Below is the original recipe, with my changes in parenthesis.
1 pkg Butterscotch Instant pudding (I used sugar free)
1 c rootbeer (I used Diet)
1 1/2 c water (I used milk)
Mix all ingredients, pour into molds and freeze.
The next time I make this I will use cream soda. I think that would make them even more butterbeer-y. But I just happened to have root beer on hand so that's what I used. I will also churn the concoction in the ice cream maker before pouring them into the molds. The pops were sort of crystallized and icy in the center. They weren't so icy that it was hard to bite into, but more crunchy that a Popsicle should have been. Maybe that was from the carbonation in the root beer?
Iciness aside, these were a big hit with Blockette. I will most definitely make them again.