Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Toast Harry’s Birthday with Frozen Butterbeer! {UPDATED}

by Darla

Today is Harry Potter’s birthday.

Fact: Harry and I are the same age.

If my Hogwarts letter had never been lost, it might well have been Harry, Ron, and Darla.



It could’ve happened.

Whatever. In my little fantasy world, I’m in the Trio. I mean, I totally dig Hermione, so she can stay. Two smart girls are better than one.  And I would have rocked wizard’s robes. Plus, I’d pretty much have been the best potions student ever. Just saying.

I decided that Harry’s, and Ms. Rowling’s, birthday couldn’t pass by this year without a little celebration. Seriously, I haven’t made any Harry Potter treats since Christmas. o_O That’s far too long to go without a little magic in our lives.

Plus, why wouldn’t you wanna celebrate The Boy Who Lived and his creator? Especially when you can have so many tasty, tasty treats, like Cockroach Clusters or Cauldron Cakes. I still dream about getting to attend a Hogwarts Halloween feast.

Alas, I have to settle for whipping up all of these HP treats myself…and without the aid of magic…usually.

I decided that the birthday boy would probably want something sweet and cold to help him celebrate this year, since it’s been so hot in so many places, so I finally created some frozen butterbeer.

When I made my original Homemade Butterbeer recipe, I had a lot of people asking me if it could be frozen, like the Wizarding World of Harry Potter does. Of course it can be, but my one gripe about the park’s frozen butterbeer, was that, in comparison to the “on tap” version, the frozen tasted flat.

I wanted to make a frozen butterbeer that still tasted like the park’s recipe, but that also had some of the carbonation in it. My solution was to create my own homemade vanilla cream soda. This also worked out great for International readers who didn’t have access to cream soda at the store. Now they could make it quickly and easily at home, and have butterbeer anytime.

The soda recipe is stupid easy and only has 5 ingredients. It’s all natural, and tastes simply wonderful.

For the vanilla flavor, you can either use an entire vanilla bean or you can use a generous helping of pure vanilla extract. I decided to use a vanilla bean, and it was amazing, but I have since made it with the extract as well, and it’s truly just as delicious.

The main difference between using the bean vs. the extract is color. You’ll notice that my frozen butterbeer is practically pure white, but when you use extract, you get more of the deep orange-y brown color of regular cream soda or butterbeer.

I also added a healthy dose of heavy whipping cream to my butterbeer/cream soda base, but you can omit that if you like.

Once your base is ready, it’s time to freeze it. I like to seal it in a zip top bag because it takes up less space in the freezer and it’s easy to transfer to a serving bowl after it’s all slushy…

…like this. I always freeze mine overnight, then take it out to thaw for about an hour the next day. Once it’s thawed a bit, I break it up until it’s all slushy like this and I put it back into the freezer until I’m ready to serve it.

When I’m ready to serve it, I transfer it to a large pitcher or serving bowl and add some sparkling water.

This is where the magic comes into play.

I bought the Hubster a SodaStream for his birthday this year. He’s always really enjoyed sparkling water, and I decided that it was time to make an investment in something that would save us money. He drinks a lot of the stuff.

He adores his SodaStream. Like, it may be the best gift I’ve ever gotten him. It’s not just him, though. The kiddo and I love it, too. We’ve tried quite a few of the soda flavors and they’re really tasty. We particularly enjoy the naturally flavored/sweetened Cola and Root Beer.

It is my firm belief that the SodaStream company is run by witches and wizards. Brilliant, awesome witches and wizards. I mean, seriously, look at it. First, you aguamenti up some water, then abracadabra, bubblio-fizzio! Now, you have sparkling water. Or soda. Or juice. Or whatever you darn well want to be fizzy and bubbly.

No batteries. No power cables and electricity. Straight up magic and you have a tasty sparkling drink. Well, magic and a little CO2, but still. MAGIC.

I love that by making my own soda base, I’m able to freeze it and add soda water to it for a bubblier version of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter’s famous frozen concoction. It’s a fantastic celebratory drink, and a perfect choice for a hot summer day.

You can forego the foam (I never would…I love that stuff!) to make this even easier, or you can go all-in and have a decadent, magical, lazy afternoon, sipping slushy butterbeer by the Black Lake, watching the giant squid skim by just under the surface. Enjoy!

Happy birthday, Harry! And extra happy birthday, J.K. Rowling!!

Homemade Frozen Butterbeer
Makes 12 servings


2 cups (400 gramas) granulated sugar
1 cup (250 ml) water
1 vanilla bean, split, or 1 to 2 tablespoons (15-30 ml) pure vanilla extract (to taste)
2 tablespoons (30 ml) imitation butter
1/4 cup (63 ml) heavy whipping cream (optional)
1 liter (about 34 ounces or just over 4 cups) plain water
1 liter (about 34 ounces or just over 4 cups) sparkling water (a.k.a. club soda)
OPTIONAL – 1 ounce light rum, per serving, for adults only

2 cups (500 ml) heavy cream
5 tablespoons (125 grams) sugar, or splenda for sugar free version
2 teaspoons (10 ml) vanilla extract
1 1/2 teaspoons (about 7.5 ml) imitation butter

To make the butterbeer: In a medium saucepan set over medium high heat, stir together the sugar and water. Once combined, bring the mixture to a bowl, swirling gently as needed (do not stir it again until you add the vanilla). Boil until the mixture turns from cloudy white to perfectly clear, about 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat.

If using a vanilla bean, add it to the hot  syrup and allow to steep for about an hour. Remove the bean and seal in a zip top bag; store in your freezer to use for up to 3 more batches of vanilla cream syrup.

If using vanilla extract, stir in 1 to 2 tablespoons of extract, as desired.

Stir in the imitation butter.

Allow the syrup to cool to room temperature, stir in 1 liter of water, and transfer to an airtight container. Freeze overnight.

To make the soda: Remove the frozen butterbeer from the freezer and allow to thaw until soft enough to break up into a slush. Transfer to a large pitcher or serving bowl. Stir in the 1 liter of sparkling water.

To make the foam: In a large bowl, or the bowl of a standing mixer, whip the heavy cream on medium high speed for 3-4 minutes until it starts to thicken. Add the sugar and continue whipping until very soft peaks begin to form, another 3-4 minutes (if you need to whip more or less, then be sure to do so, the times can vary quite a bit based on environment). Stir in the vanilla and imitation butter (or clarified butter), then whip for another 30 seconds or so, until soft peaks form.

Spoon a generous portion of foam on top of each glass of butterbeer. Serve immediately.

Recipe by Darla


**So… who wants their very own magical mystery SodaStream Genesis Starter Pack?!**


It’s easy! Just answer the following question in the comment section below, and you’re automatically entered to win!:

“What is the first flavor of soda or flavored soda water that you would make?”

There is no wrong answer. I can’t wait to see what you guys come up with!

The winner will receive a SodaStream Genesis Starter Pack which includes a CO2 tank, 12 trial sized samples of various soda flavors, and 3 bottles of flavored water syrup.

Contest ends Sunday, August 5th, 2012 at 9pm PST.

Want an extra chance to win? Just follow @Bakingdom on twitter and tweet, “I want to win a @SodaStream Genesis Starter Kit from @bakingdom!” Once you’ve tweeted, return here and leave a comment saying you shared the tweet. Be sure to leave this as a separate comment; each comment is an entry.

Sorry, this giveaway is open to US readers only.

The winner will be chosen randomly at www.random.org and announced Monday, August 6th, 2012.

I will contact the winner, so don’t forget to add your email in the email section!

**Comments are moderated, so if you’ve never commented before, it will take some time for your comment to appear!**

Good luck with the giveaway!


The SodaStream Genesis Starter Pack winner is…

…comment #298!!!

Congratulations, Patricia! You make sure you get to try your new toy out first!! ;)

Thank you to everyone who entered! Stay tuned for more easy, delicious recipes and fun giveaways in the near future. :)


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1 Larissa July 31, 2012 at 6:15 am

That frozen butterbeer sounds amazing! If I had a soda stream, I would make cola first, or maybe Dr. Pepper…yummmm. Then, I’d make it a slushy with my Margaritaville, and add bourbon (for the adults, only, of course), or rum…
Happy Birthday, Harry and Jo!!

2 Allison July 31, 2012 at 6:29 am

Cherry Cola or Root Beer, after frozen Butterbeer, of course!

3 irene July 31, 2012 at 6:31 am

I would make a pineapple soda! I love fruit flavored sodas!

4 Maureen July 31, 2012 at 6:35 am

Lemon-lime. Or it might be Ginger Ale. Those are my favorite.

5 Leslie Elsaifi July 31, 2012 at 6:40 am

Oh my in-laws have a Soda Stream and they LOVE it! I think I would probably make a raspberry vanilla flavor if they had both. I’d mix them together to see what it tastes like!

6 Leslie Elsaifi July 31, 2012 at 6:41 am

I shared a tweet from @leslieelsaifi!

7 Kyle July 31, 2012 at 6:45 am

I would love a really fresh tasting lemon-lime soda!

8 Dana July 31, 2012 at 6:50 am

Cream Soda!

9 Rachel July 31, 2012 at 6:59 am

Pomegranate mint. I already make it as a sorbet, and it would be divine as a soda!

10 Jessi P. July 31, 2012 at 7:05 am

hmm, I would probably start with a cola and then start experimenting!

11 Hannah July 31, 2012 at 7:06 am

I’d have to try Dr. Pepper!

12 Jessica July 31, 2012 at 7:08 am

Peach and cream soda would be delightful. Maybe some fizzy blueberry lemonade.

13 Alesia July 31, 2012 at 7:15 am

I love adding apple juice to soda water, so that would probably be the first thing I’m make. :)

14 ladywild July 31, 2012 at 7:16 am


15 Heidi July 31, 2012 at 7:21 am

I would make a fizzy iced berry tea! Or maybe some fizzy pink lemonade, or fizzy apple juice (and win points with my husband.)

16 AmyKB July 31, 2012 at 7:22 am

cherry cola! my absolute fave!

17 Katie A July 31, 2012 at 7:30 am

Strawberry lime! I so love strawberry limeades at Sonic. They are my kryptonite.

18 Heather July 31, 2012 at 7:30 am

Cream soda. Makes me think of movie nights at my grandparents :)

19 KariAnnM July 31, 2012 at 7:30 am

Hmm, raspberry lemonade!

20 Diana July 31, 2012 at 7:32 am

I’m a Texan, so I’d make Big Red.

21 KariAnnM July 31, 2012 at 7:32 am

I shared a tweet from @mskari77!

22 Kim July 31, 2012 at 7:36 am

I’m in love with Seltzer/Club Soda/Soda Water..it helped me curb my soda addiction so I would say that raspberry is my favorite, but I’d want to mix it up with something different maybe!

23 Kari M July 31, 2012 at 7:37 am

I’d go for a fizzy lemonade or limeade.

24 Kristin B July 31, 2012 at 7:38 am

Mmmm. Lavender Basil sodawater!

25 Eva @ Eva Bakes July 31, 2012 at 7:42 am

Root beer!

26 Lacey - Small Town Cookie July 31, 2012 at 7:47 am

I would make sarsaparilla…and make it snappy!

27 Lacey - Small Town Cookie July 31, 2012 at 7:48 am

I tweeted about the giveaway.

28 Alexandra July 31, 2012 at 7:51 am

Black Cherry Cream Soda!

29 Kel July 31, 2012 at 7:55 am

I think homemade ginger ale would be fun!

30 Kasey P. July 31, 2012 at 7:57 am

I don’t drink carbonated drinks but I would love to be able to use it to make a healthier Dr. Pepper for my husband!

31 Sara L. July 31, 2012 at 8:12 am

I would either go with a fizzy limeade or root beer. I would be hard to choose, though.

32 Sara L. July 31, 2012 at 8:14 am

I tweeted about the give away.

33 Anita Boeira July 31, 2012 at 8:15 am

Obviously I’d do some cream soda for the butterbeer recipe. Is the only drink I can think of drinking right now!

34 Sarah July 31, 2012 at 8:16 am

I’ve always wanted to make real old-fashioned style root beer!

35 Rachel July 31, 2012 at 8:19 am

I want to make my own ginger ale!

36 Nina July 31, 2012 at 8:21 am

I would have to make cream soda at first.

More importantly, your comment about it essentially being Harry, Ron, and Darla, literally made me laugh out loud in my class. People looked at me, but I was fine with it, because it was HP humor. Thank you for the good laugh!

37 Shelan July 31, 2012 at 8:21 am

I have a soda stream! It’s very noisy…
Nice giveaway though! You can save alot of money with it!

38 Megan July 31, 2012 at 8:27 am

I would love to try some sparkling juices. Thanks for the giveaway!

39 Lindsey W.B. July 31, 2012 at 8:32 am

Wow, yum! I would love to make something interesting and fruity. A raspberry soda! Can you do that?

40 Erin Burke July 31, 2012 at 8:36 am

I’d totally make crystal lite fruit punch fizzy. I can’t believe that wouldn’t be so completely perfect.

41 Andrea July 31, 2012 at 8:37 am

The first soda I would make would be butterbeer (obviously) and the second less magical soda would probably be cream soda or root beer or strawberry soda or maybe raspberry soda… the possibilities are endless!! Happy birthday to Harry and Queen Rowling!! <3

42 Andrea July 31, 2012 at 8:38 am

I shared a tweet! (from @PaintedMermaid)

43 DK July 31, 2012 at 8:41 am

Diet cola–with lime if possible, if not, I’ll just add in some crystalized lime. And then I’d never sleep again.

44 Judy G July 31, 2012 at 8:42 am

Root beer definitely!

45 Judy G July 31, 2012 at 8:46 am

I’ve just tweeted! @iamjudyg
Thanks so much!!

46 Jen W. July 31, 2012 at 8:46 am

I’d try Dr Pepper, or Cream Soda!

47 Crystel July 31, 2012 at 8:47 am

Lavender soda!!! Definitely. Have you ever had the Dry Lavender or Cucumber sodas? They’ll change your life they’re so good. Mmm.

48 Kelley July 31, 2012 at 8:48 am

Well, I’m going to LeakyCon next week, so obviously I’d make enough cream soda and sparkling water to last through as many liquid, frozen, and cupcaked butterbeers as necessary to have in preparation as well as at the con itself. I’d expect to have worn out the thing by day two.

(Ginger Ale is sounding really good right now, too.)

49 Jennifer July 31, 2012 at 8:50 am

I would make the redbull flavor. I gave them up cause they give me massive head aches. So I would want to see if their version tastes the same and gives me no headaches.

50 Robin July 31, 2012 at 8:51 am

I like just plain fizzy water. Maybe with a whiff of lime – like you should wave the lime over the glass a few times whispering, ‘ Infusio!’

51 denise r July 31, 2012 at 8:51 am

cherry coke

52 Jess July 31, 2012 at 8:51 am

Root beer!

53 Linden July 31, 2012 at 8:54 am

I would make cream soda. I LOVE cream soda. Plus, it would be nice to make truly homemade butterbeer any time I want it!

54 Crisa July 31, 2012 at 8:54 am

I’d make Cherry Cola!

55 Natalie July 31, 2012 at 8:57 am

Rootbeer…Butterbeer…hmmm ?? Both will be made in the first hour for sure!

56 Devyn July 31, 2012 at 8:57 am

Cream soda…or root beer for sure!

57 Inthia S July 31, 2012 at 8:59 am

I’m a HUGE fan of Butterbeer from USO. I LOVED it soooo much. I’ll give this recipe a try… mmmm, parks at my house.
With the SodaStream, I wold make a make ginger ale or a lemon basil, lightly sweetened. Then I would add gin. :B

Also, tweeted! (@missinthia)


58 Jenn Lee July 31, 2012 at 9:00 am

I’d make root beer or ginger beer! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HARRY!

59 Rita D July 31, 2012 at 9:00 am

It’s summertime so I’d definitely have to make something fruity. I’d probably make something tropical with pineapple and coconut!

60 Ashley July 31, 2012 at 9:02 am

Orange Mango! And then Frozen Butterbeer. Because it looks amazing.

61 Caitlin mack July 31, 2012 at 9:03 am

I love watermelon, I would make watermelon flavored sparkling water! P.S. I’ve also made your original butterbeer recipe and put it in my ice cream maker, although not fizzy, it was cold and delicious!

62 Theresa Sea July 31, 2012 at 9:06 am

Root beer is my favorite soda!

63 Kay Weaver July 31, 2012 at 9:10 am

I love the recipe! Can’t wait to try it for my granddaughters.
If I had a SodaStream, the first flavor I’d make would be an adults-only version of Countrytime Half & Half mixed with a shot or two of Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka. Yummy!

64 Stephanie Calhoun July 31, 2012 at 9:16 am

If I had A Soda Stream the first flavor would be Root Beer! Yum! my favorite!

65 Becca - cookie jar treats July 31, 2012 at 9:18 am

I don’t drink soda, so if by some weird chance I do win, just automatically chose another person.

With that being said, this is totally awesome! I don’t drink soda and I hate carbonated beverages, but it’s still so cool! I was wondering what you were going to do for Harry and Rowling’s birthday :) I really need to re-read the books. I haven’t read them in such a long long time :(

Now for the important question: where the heck did you get those butterbeer mugs?!?!?! I want one so bad!

66 Christina July 31, 2012 at 9:18 am

I absolutely adore the taste of peaches, so peach soda is a total no-brainer for me!

67 Nicole Crull July 31, 2012 at 9:20 am

I would make cream soda or root beer first. They’re both my favorites.

68 Kirsten Spear July 31, 2012 at 9:25 am

I would make so many funky awesome flavors!
lavender blueberry
raspberry rose (you could make a simple syrup with Siberian rosebud tea)
salted watermelon (apparently Pepsi or Coca-cola is running this in Japan this summer)
coconut vanilla
pink lemonade

69 Sarah July 31, 2012 at 9:27 am

The first thing I would make would definitely be homemade ginger ale!

70 Brianne July 31, 2012 at 9:28 am

I am a diet coke addict. How great would it be to make it myself at home? That’s my first choice.

71 Elizabeth Stewart July 31, 2012 at 9:29 am

It would be hard to choose, but I think I’d try to make a Key Lime soda flavor! Then I could drink it by itself or add cherries for a cherry limeade. The frozen butterbeer sounds fantastic, especially with the 100+ temps we’ve been having around here.

72 Sarah July 31, 2012 at 9:31 am

I would make my own rootbeer and cream soda. Because of the carmel coloring and additives in dark sodas it’s not good for my digestion, so I have always wanted to try making my own! This seems like a great chance!

Also, today is also my older brothers birthday, and I always tease him on his birthday! “What? I made this cake for Harry Potter! It’s your birthday too? No way….” hehe

73 Debbie July 31, 2012 at 9:34 am

definitely cherry coke!

74 Dana July 31, 2012 at 9:34 am

I’d probably try orange–one of my faves!

75 Melissa July 31, 2012 at 9:47 am

What is the first flavor of soda or flavored soda water that you would make?

Ginger Ale, definitely!

76 Jennifer D Johnson July 31, 2012 at 9:52 am

First I must say Grape is the answer to the question – however; I did go over to the sodastream website and Grape would just be the beginning! There appear to be so many wonder flavors that I would like to try!
Thank you – love your website!

77 Chiara July 31, 2012 at 9:58 am

Root beer. I absolutely love rootbeer and being able to make it at home would be fantastic.
I’m a huge Harry Potter fan, though; when I graduated this year my parents bought me a wand and a Gryffidor pin because my robes look like wizard robes. Needless to say, the frozen butter beer wouldn’t be far behind.

78 Amanda B. July 31, 2012 at 9:59 am

I would make fizzy tropical punch soda. I love soda so much I would never drink anything else if I could get away with it!

79 Cecily July 31, 2012 at 10:06 am

Orange cream soda. Yum!!

80 Jessica Sides July 31, 2012 at 10:07 am

I would try limeaide!!

81 Jessica Sides July 31, 2012 at 10:07 am

and I shared a tweet!

82 Soroya July 31, 2012 at 10:11 am

I’d make orange pomegranate. YUMMY!

83 Terri July 31, 2012 at 10:19 am


84 Shellie July 31, 2012 at 10:25 am

I would love to make sparkling water. My husband drinks a lot of it too.

85 Megan Waltz July 31, 2012 at 10:25 am

Umm, after reading that post, I’d make butterbeer! I’ve never had it and you make it look SO. GOOD.

86 Christina C. July 31, 2012 at 10:46 am

I would probably make Lemon Lime. mMmm…

87 Christina C. July 31, 2012 at 10:48 am
88 Brooke July 31, 2012 at 10:51 am

Lemon Lime! and then butterbeer!

89 Sarah jane Smith July 31, 2012 at 10:55 am

I’d probably make this! Frozen butterbeer with homemade cream soda sounds amazing!

90 Rachel July 31, 2012 at 10:59 am

I would like to try Sprite, Butterbeer of course. .!!, Cola Baby..!! ( I just Added Baby :) Hopefully all of them..!! Then I will Determine My Fab Five (Yep Gymnast Here..!!) And Let You Know..!!!

91 Rosa July 31, 2012 at 11:04 am

First thing I’d do is try to make my own version of a cherry limeade…then immediately make my own cream soda to make this awesome frozen butterbeer! Wow! A-MAAAA-zing! Thank you for the recipe, Darla!!

92 Rosa July 31, 2012 at 11:05 am

I just tweeted about this giveaway! :-D

93 Rachel C. July 31, 2012 at 11:05 am

I Would Love To Try All Of Them But Maybe I Want To Try Umm…. ALL OF THEM..!! Wierd Huh..!! :)

94 Natalie @ Cooking for My Kids July 31, 2012 at 11:07 am

I so think that we are destined to be friends. I so love Harry Potter, and, luckily, my husband and littles share the obsession. I still vividly remember reading the last book and having to take breaks while I cried, while my oldest little would ask, “Momma, are you going to be okay? Do you need me to read now?”

Thank you for the reminder that it is Harry’s birthday. We have some celebrating to do!!

If I had a soda machine, I would go for lemon-lime to make cherry limeades.

95 Rachel C. July 31, 2012 at 11:11 am

Maybe Something Really Sour Yeah..!! Cherry Limeade, Lemonade With My Twist On It..!! And Maybe Sour Green Apple Dirnk..!! :) :) :) :)

96 ashley July 31, 2012 at 11:19 am

butterbeer sounds good. I would also love to make some root beer with added vanilla!

97 ashley July 31, 2012 at 11:22 am
98 Donna D. July 31, 2012 at 11:33 am

This frozen butterbeer looks so yummy, can’t wait to try it!
I think the first soda I would make would be something with coconut and not the usual pina colada flavor but maybe mix coconut water and strawberry or rasberry juice, yum!

99 Carrie July 31, 2012 at 11:39 am

Hey Darla!! We are celebrating Harry’s birthday too by making your 4 layer/house cake! I love how creative you are and how easy it is to follow your posts. :)
I would create a mango “adult” soda if I could. I have never experimented with sodas before!

100 Holly Moser July 31, 2012 at 11:45 am

I would make root beer first. Love me some root beer and I can only imagine how good it would taste homemade : )

101 shelli July 31, 2012 at 11:45 am

I love black cherry anything… but the coconut, strawberry and raspberry concoction mentioned by Donna D. sounds delicious too!

102 BethanyM828 July 31, 2012 at 11:49 am

Happy Birthday Harry and J.K. Rowling!!!

Love the Harry Potter series!

My favorite soda is deffinatly Dr. Pepper!

103 Amy July 31, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Frozen ButterBeer! Sounds so yummy! If I had a soda stream, I would 100% make a Shirley temple first. The 10 year old in me wouldn’t have it any other way :)

104 Windy P. July 31, 2012 at 12:09 pm

The butterbeer sounds fab, but let me think. Hm….I think I would make some citrus-y flavored soda. Something like the yummy tangerine sodas you can get. I lurve, lurve them.

Oh, and I totally want to steel that haiku shirt. For reals. ;-)

105 Kea Vassallo July 31, 2012 at 12:14 pm

I had a Harry Birthday Party for myself this year and made a bunch of your recipes, and the Butterbeer was most certainly a hit. I cannot wait to do this!

As for the soda thingy, I would probably try to recreate the cranberry ginger ale that Canada Dry has, it is simply so amazing and refreshing!

106 Brandy July 31, 2012 at 12:14 pm

Sparkling sangria. :-)

107 Erin July 31, 2012 at 12:19 pm


108 Christy July 31, 2012 at 12:28 pm

Ginger ale if I could do it! I love the stuff! Happy Harry’s birthday!

109 Maria Elena July 31, 2012 at 12:30 pm

I simply love plain old fizzy water. I like to make myself an evening cocktail by adding fruit concentrates (blackberry, tart cherry, antioxidant blends). Yummy!

110 Misti July 31, 2012 at 12:40 pm

Oh the possibilities. I would like to make homemade strawberry limeade. And Ginger Beer, have’t had a good Ginger beer since I left the UK. I wish I had one of those Soda Streams.

111 Misti July 31, 2012 at 12:40 pm

OH! And I twitted you too.

Happy Harry Day!

112 Misti July 31, 2012 at 12:41 pm

One more thing….Those mugs are awesome!

113 Jonay July 31, 2012 at 12:44 pm

I’m a Dr. Pepper girl myself!

114 Katryna July 31, 2012 at 12:46 pm

Meee!!! I want a soda stream!! I’d make Root Beer alllllllll day!

115 Meghan July 31, 2012 at 12:47 pm

aaaah!! This is so awesome! The first thing I would make is lime soda. I have no idea why I love it, but I do.

116 Alicia July 31, 2012 at 12:53 pm

I would have to say no flavor. I’ve become partial to soda water with lime juice as a crisp refreshing drink. And when I’m not pregnant I also like to add a bit of vodka but that’s for another time! :)

117 Catie July 31, 2012 at 12:55 pm

I would probably make Peach Iced Tea!

118 Mimi July 31, 2012 at 1:11 pm

I would make ginger ale!

119 Robyn H July 31, 2012 at 1:23 pm

I would attempt a cherry lemon soda. I miss cherry Sundrop. :(

120 Cassy July 31, 2012 at 1:24 pm

I just found your site today and I am loving it! Magical treats for Harry Potter’s birthday? Yes! I would make Blue Raspberry Lemonade, I think, just because blue is my favorite color for food. :)

121 Casey July 31, 2012 at 1:32 pm

Definitely root beer! I love it so much I even make root beer cookies!

122 Liz A July 31, 2012 at 1:35 pm

Assuming it doesn’t have to be something packaged with the SodaStream, I had a friend make an amazing basil-cucumber simple syrup that they made into a soda with soda water. I’d love to try to recreate that.

123 Angela Willis July 31, 2012 at 1:35 pm

It would be fabulous to win this! My 3 son’s would be so excited! Thank you Darla!
I would probably try something coconut… ummmm… wouldn’t that be delicious!?


124 Nikki July 31, 2012 at 1:36 pm

I definitely make cola or dr.pepper!!

125 Angela Willis July 31, 2012 at 1:38 pm

I follow you on Twitter!


126 Angela Willis July 31, 2012 at 1:39 pm

I tweeted about your giveaway!


127 Melissa July 31, 2012 at 1:43 pm

Orange soda! Crush soda was always a special treat when I was a kid. Like, only on one holiday special, (the 4th of July). To this day I sorta forget that I’m an adult and can buy crush soda any time I like. I love it!

128 Tina July 31, 2012 at 1:44 pm


But, really, I’d probs start with something like an orange.

Also, I need that shirt. Yes.

129 Sarah July 31, 2012 at 1:52 pm

First flavor, I got it! I went to this great popsicle place in Raleigh NC called LOCOPOPS and I had a Mojito Mint popsicle and it was amazing, so I’d make that happen in soda form.

Also, that little nerdy geekout about Harry was reason enough all by itself to follow your blog :D

130 Katy July 31, 2012 at 2:14 pm

I would love to make ginger ale…yum!

131 Kendra July 31, 2012 at 3:03 pm

Orange cream soda! The hubs and I always stop at this place on Route 66 in Oklahoma and buy some, its incredible!

Thanks for celebrating Harry’s birthday! We’re having your original butterbeer tonight with dinner.

132 Carm July 31, 2012 at 3:03 pm

I always imagined butterbeer to be a frothy, lighter version of root beer, but these look great!

As for what flavored soda I’d make, definitely apple! My boyfriend and I love apple sodas, but they’re kinda hard to find.

133 Michele Furry July 31, 2012 at 3:06 pm

GRAPE! I’ve been looking at those! So glad to hear that your family loves it.

134 Michele Furry July 31, 2012 at 3:07 pm


135 Shana July 31, 2012 at 3:08 pm

Root bear or cream soda!!!

136 Diana July 31, 2012 at 3:32 pm

Hmm, I have NO idea! Frozen Butterbeer is on that list for sure- this sounds SO good! I love HP so very, very much :)

Probably some fun fruit flavors- Watermelon, or my very favorite Slush Puppy was always Bubble Gum, so maybe that too!

137 Moontaj July 31, 2012 at 3:40 pm

Grape! That would be a fun first choice. ^-^

138 Stefanie July 31, 2012 at 3:48 pm

I would make Cream Soda – it has always been a favorite of mine!

139 Joanie from NC July 31, 2012 at 3:50 pm

Definitely would try lemon first! Your’s is such a fun blog to follow, you are insanely creative! Thank you!

140 Tina July 31, 2012 at 3:54 pm


(I tweeted)

141 Mary B. July 31, 2012 at 3:55 pm

Cream soda or root beer…both are my favorites!

142 Leslie July 31, 2012 at 4:02 pm

Diet Cherry Cola? I’d try :)

143 Nicole July 31, 2012 at 4:09 pm

I wonder what carbonated sweet tea would taste like? I would make that 3rd, after cherry vanilla dr. pepper and butterbeer. :-)

144 Roxanne Ready July 31, 2012 at 4:48 pm

I love love LOVE vanilla flavored soda, so I would make that first, and then of course I’d have to make your deliciously amazing butterbeer recipe!

145 Roxanne Ready July 31, 2012 at 4:50 pm

P.S. I shared the tweet, too!

146 Mary Anne July 31, 2012 at 4:56 pm

Hey! Nice Butterbeer mugs!
My girl loves watermelon soda, so we’d probably try that first…

147 Mary Anne July 31, 2012 at 5:00 pm

Tweeted, too!

Funny, we were just talking about SodaStream yesterday… Would love to win!

148 Leslie July 31, 2012 at 5:00 pm

Lychee! It’s so refreshing and exotic! Definitely perfect for this current weather!

149 bttrflybabydoll July 31, 2012 at 5:11 pm

Diet Cola! Then I’d try something fruity! They really need a cherry limeade though. :(

150 bttrflybabydoll July 31, 2012 at 5:12 pm

I tweeted! That’s exciting because it was my very first tweet! LOL

151 Sheri July 31, 2012 at 5:18 pm

This post makes me happy, Happy Birthday Harry! I’d make sparkling granny smith apple juice first, then either butter beer or root beer.

152 landa July 31, 2012 at 5:22 pm

Either orange or cream

153 Harley July 31, 2012 at 5:37 pm

Oh my gosh!ive wanted one forever!And I cant wait to make this!I just bought two things of imitation butter ;)I would totally make cola first! :D ultimate fave!

154 Katie Cole July 31, 2012 at 5:40 pm

I would like to try SodaStream’s version of Ginger Ale. It’s my favorite carbonated beverage. :)

155 Tracy July 31, 2012 at 6:38 pm

I would love to make diet coke! So excited about the frozen butterbeer recipe, love it!

156 Erica July 31, 2012 at 6:50 pm

Cranberry! Then maybe ginger ale.

157 Lynn Cronin July 31, 2012 at 6:56 pm

I would make blueberry soda.

158 Liz Cruse July 31, 2012 at 7:23 pm

oooohhhh….something raspberry for sure! YUM!

159 Barb July 31, 2012 at 8:30 pm

I would make birch beer

160 Dani July 31, 2012 at 8:42 pm

aside from making some awesome butterbeer?! i would make an irish cream or hazel nut flavor! yum!

161 Dani July 31, 2012 at 8:42 pm

i also twittered!@burstofpanties

162 amy marantino July 31, 2012 at 9:15 pm

i would make cherry lemon soda

163 amy marantino July 31, 2012 at 9:16 pm
164 Sarah July 31, 2012 at 10:09 pm

Peach soda would be the first soda I would make. We don’t get peaches where we live and I miss them dearly!
Although…the Butterbeer looks fabulous!

165 Kate W. July 31, 2012 at 10:17 pm

cherry cola or root beer

166 Amanda F July 31, 2012 at 10:20 pm

I would probably make either swedish fish or fruit loop flavored soda! Love those flavored vodkas, but clearly they aren’t appropriate always ;)

167 Amanda F July 31, 2012 at 10:21 pm

I also tweeted! :)

168 Christina July 31, 2012 at 10:36 pm

I think I would have to try cream soda… my favorite!

169 dustin July 31, 2012 at 10:54 pm

I would definitely make a delicious strawberry and basil soda or, if I could, find some way to create a vanilla or chocolate cupcake flavor

170 Jen July 31, 2012 at 11:31 pm

I am torn between wanting to make coconut soda or lychee soda somehow. Maybe a combination! OOh, or a hazelnut soda to use with chocolate ice cream to make a nutella float… yes, this is my new answer.

171 Arjan July 31, 2012 at 11:35 pm

Cherry Limeade soda!

172 Nuala Redbird July 31, 2012 at 11:40 pm

I would make use watermelon flavoring from Bake It Pretty or something to make diet watermelon soda. OMG yum.

173 Marilena August 1, 2012 at 2:37 am

Dr. Pepper !!! PLEASE :)

174 Alice G August 1, 2012 at 5:00 am

Ginger ale, for sure. I like to mix it with watermelon sherbet. It tastes awesome.

175 Christen August 1, 2012 at 5:47 am

I would make something citrusy…grapefruit or lime would be at the top of the list…

176 Megan August 1, 2012 at 6:05 am

Wow! It I had a SodaStream, I would try cherry cola for me, then root beer for my husband, then of course, butterbeer!! So exciting!!

177 Kathleen August 1, 2012 at 6:25 am

Um, DEFINITELY Frozen Butterbeer! After that, I’d make maple soda – I had it once it Vermont and have yearned for it ever since, but can’t find it anywhere.

178 Karla G August 1, 2012 at 6:34 am

Probably cherry Dr. Pepper would top my list. Love that stuff!

179 Karla G August 1, 2012 at 6:35 am

Just tweeted…thanks!

180 Jen L August 1, 2012 at 7:09 am

Oh, what decision! Root Beer, Cream Soda, Sasparilla, Diet Coke for the hubby

181 Jen L August 1, 2012 at 7:10 am

Following on Twitter

182 Jen L August 1, 2012 at 7:12 am
183 Kacey Harper August 1, 2012 at 8:16 am

Just tweeted! I would make a diet cherry lemon lime. I have wanted a Sodastream for awhile, we live in a very rural community and would love the variety!


184 Judy R August 1, 2012 at 8:16 am

I would try Root Beer as the first type to make

185 Judy R August 1, 2012 at 8:17 am

I follow you on Twitter and tweeted about the giveaway as @harleylady1200

186 Pragna Raval August 1, 2012 at 8:18 am

Oh my i would love to try that butter beer first!!! i would try pina colada flavoured soda!!! Yummy perfect for the summer….

187 Becca H. August 1, 2012 at 8:21 am

OMGosh… I’ve wanted a Sodastream for SO long! I would love to try an orange cream soda!

188 Becca H. August 1, 2012 at 8:22 am

I Tweeted about the giveaway on 8/1/12 at 10:20 am (CST)

189 Sarah August 1, 2012 at 8:23 am

@SKBrooke (me) just tweeted for the soda machine! Woo!!

190 Kelly A August 1, 2012 at 8:24 am

Cherry Coke Please….The butterbeer looks amazing!!!

191 Monica W. August 1, 2012 at 8:25 am

I would totally make the Butterbeer! I tried your recipe for it like a year ago and I completely ruined it! I think with this I would get it right! <3 Thank you for always having these fun contests! <3

192 Erica B August 1, 2012 at 8:25 am

Hey Darla,
Love, love, love the frozen butterbeer idea!! I will have to make this one, for sure :) As for the question you have proposed, I would definitely make a raspberry and lime sparking water first, then probably a root beer or cherry cola (since we don’t get cherry cola in Canada, unless you want to pay an arm and a leg for imported stuff..)

193 Jennifer D August 1, 2012 at 8:25 am

I think I would like to make rootbeer.

194 Elizabeth Wilcox August 1, 2012 at 8:27 am

Hmmm… I love all things carbonated so what to make first is tough. I really love cream soda so maybe that with the addition of some yummy fruit flavor like strawberry, blueberry, or cherry.

195 Monica W. August 1, 2012 at 8:28 am

I just tweeted! @missmonicaellen

196 Ivette Gutierrez August 1, 2012 at 8:31 am

Fizzy raspberry lemonade would be heavenly.

Happy birthday Harry!

197 Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. August 1, 2012 at 8:35 am

Ahh! I have been wanting this! I love sparkling soda so I would so some fruity flavored ones like strawberry and cherry!

198 Krys August 1, 2012 at 8:37 am

I’d go for cherry cola to start with, or maybe vanilla coke. The possibilities are endless!

199 Krys August 1, 2012 at 8:38 am

I shared a tweet @ryekamasaki.

200 Rebecca August 1, 2012 at 8:40 am

If I had a sodastream, I would love to try cherry cola first!

201 shawn August 1, 2012 at 8:45 am

is imitation butter an extract or something in the butter section? and where can i get that shirt? it rocks. now…what to make first. hmmmm. watermelon sprite for my son. cherry anything for the hubs, rootbeer for my daughter and black cherry sparkling water for me. but i’d rather have a magic wand. just saying.

202 Angela B August 1, 2012 at 8:45 am

Mmmm Cherry Soda!

203 Becky August 1, 2012 at 8:47 am

Is strawberry soda even possible? If so, I would be all over strawberry soda!

ps. I love that haiku shirt, i spent a good 5 minutes laughing at it.

204 Cj Coppola August 1, 2012 at 8:49 am

I’d make a grapefruit soda with the grapefruit from my tree!

205 Anne Hernandez August 1, 2012 at 8:50 am

I think I’d have to try the Butterbeer! Or maybe my own fun version of Champagne… Mmmmm! Would love to win and try it. And of course share the results. :oD

206 Anne Hernandez August 1, 2012 at 8:50 am

Tweeted! Anne Hernandez @SpanishEyesAnne

207 alisa August 1, 2012 at 8:52 am

ginger ale/ginger beer would be good, i’d love a super super super gingery one!

208 Tara Pasholk August 1, 2012 at 8:53 am

I want one of these SO BAD!! Hope I win it!! You are awesome and I love love love reading everything you post!!

209 Erin Schwartz August 1, 2012 at 8:57 am

The first flavor I would make would definitely have to be Root Beer!

210 Jenny Buehler August 1, 2012 at 8:57 am

I would definitely make ROOT BEER!! So I could enjoy some delicious root beer floats!!

211 Cherron August 1, 2012 at 9:23 am

It would have to be a root beer. Or just whipping up some sparkling water to mix with fresh berry puree while the berries are still in season. Mmmm…

212 Shawnda Holcomb August 1, 2012 at 9:25 am

Old Fashioned Root Beer, have to try Cream Soda next OH, and would have to try and egg cream, have always wondered what Granny raved about with those…….

213 Randi August 1, 2012 at 9:26 am

I would definitely make the root beer first….and thank you so much for creating this recipe, can’t wait to try it!

214 Sarah B. August 1, 2012 at 9:27 am

How about blackberry?? Love your site Darla!

215 Jennie August 1, 2012 at 10:27 am

I think I would make a homemade peach syrup and create my own peach soda! I drink so much seltzer that I’d love to win a SodaStream. Thanks for the chance!!!

216 Marcie August 1, 2012 at 10:45 am

So many soda flavors… lemon lime, cherry cola, cream soda, orange soda, ginger ale, grape soda… I’d probably spend an entire day playing with the thing making up any combination of flavors I could think of until it broke, I ran out of room, or I passed out from the bubbles and excitement. This frozen butterbeer might be first on the list though.

217 Monica Benavidez August 1, 2012 at 10:49 am

I would love to make a strawberry lime soda to use in my margaritas! :)

218 Devon August 1, 2012 at 11:26 am

I would make Coca Cola flavored for my boyfriend since he drinks it all the time! :) Hope I win I’ve wanted one of these a little while now.

219 Noelle Gaiess August 1, 2012 at 11:34 am

Probably Cherry Coke! The only kinds of Coke available in Canada are Coke or Diet Coke. It makes for some rather boring Coke floats! =/ Happy Belated Birthday Harry and Jo!!! =D

220 Cassie August 1, 2012 at 11:43 am

Cola!! :)

221 Melinda @cookingalamel August 1, 2012 at 11:59 am

I’d probably make ginger ale or cream soda! This frozen butterbeer looks fantastic! I love your other recipe, so I’m sure I’d adore this one, too!

222 Jessi August 1, 2012 at 12:10 pm

Why, homemade vanilla cream soda of course!

223 Ari August 1, 2012 at 12:28 pm

Out of the Sodastream flavors, probably root beer! If I was buying my own syrups, then strawberry pomegranate or blackberry tangerine. These are two Italian soda combinations I often do, and they’re delicious!

224 Jessica M August 1, 2012 at 1:02 pm

I would definitely make some kind of fizzy lemonade – either blueberry, raspberry, or strawberry. I love adding sparkling water to my lemonade or juice. I’ve been bugging the Hubby for a SodaStream for a while. It would be great to win one!

225 Carly Fowler August 1, 2012 at 1:02 pm

Orange or Strawberry! Yum

226 Carol August 1, 2012 at 1:10 pm

fizzy lime, maybe with some of the frozen black raspberry juice in my freezer!

227 melissa August 1, 2012 at 1:12 pm

I’d love to make a rhubarb soda! A SodaStream has been on my wish list for months since I gave up all soda and have been drinking seltzer water with muddled fruit!

228 Jessica August 1, 2012 at 1:17 pm

I would make cherry cola its my favorite soda!

229 Brittany McIntyre August 1, 2012 at 1:32 pm

Chocolate Dr. Pepper. Yummy. It might sound gross but belive me it is delish..

230 Christina August 1, 2012 at 1:36 pm

Would Love to make some cherry cola I just love it!!!

231 theStarfly August 1, 2012 at 1:38 pm

I would make a pumpkin soda of some sort on a sodastream…. It would be so tasty!

232 Teresa August 1, 2012 at 1:46 pm

I know my husband would LOVE that Butter Beer! I would love to try their Diet Orange. I am a huge Diet Sunkist fan and would like to see if it tastes the same!

Teresa <

233 theStarfly August 1, 2012 at 1:48 pm

In addition to entering the sweepstakes, I have a question.. For the imitation butter, what do you recommend? Like… Country Crock? (which is a vegetable spread), or something different?

234 Teresa August 1, 2012 at 1:52 pm
235 BellaDonna August 1, 2012 at 2:07 pm

Since i drink Coke Zero, all. the. time., i would make that!

236 Clarissa August 1, 2012 at 2:12 pm

Root beer! :D

237 Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet August 1, 2012 at 2:26 pm

Gosh, I would love THIS one! My Hubs would probably want me to make root beer first though :)

238 Ayarza August 1, 2012 at 2:26 pm

Green tea soda!

239 Bj August 1, 2012 at 2:43 pm

I would probably make soda water flavored with fresh fruit juice. Grapefruit is my favorite store bought flavor, so maybe that.

240 kerry August 1, 2012 at 2:45 pm

If I won the soda stream I would have to make Big Red. Can you say yum-o?!!!!

241 Ann C. August 1, 2012 at 2:45 pm

I don’t know how I would do it, but I would figure out a way to do a salted-caramel flavor. I’m currently obsessed!

242 Kelly August 1, 2012 at 3:00 pm

I have an obsession with anything ginger-flavored (well anything ginger actually…long live King Weasley!), so with that being said, I’d make a ginger one! :)

243 Jackie August 1, 2012 at 3:14 pm

I think I’d go with strawberry for my first foray into soda-making.

244 Baker-in-Training August 1, 2012 at 3:58 pm

I would go for either like an orangey drink, something like Dr.Pepper. Do they even have that flavor?

245 Emma Brunner August 1, 2012 at 4:00 pm

I’d make cherry vanilla cola or cherry lime yum!! By the way love the frozen butterbeer recipe!! I love when you post Haalrey Potter recipes. Thanks again!

246 Linda August 1, 2012 at 4:43 pm

Black Cherry! It’s an old-schooled classic!

247 Lynna August 1, 2012 at 4:47 pm

I would make orange soda! Love that stuff!

248 Yer August 1, 2012 at 4:57 pm

Root beer!!!

249 Theresa August 1, 2012 at 5:19 pm

I can’t wait to make this frozen butterbeer! My husband and I felt the same way you did about the frozen stuff hehe.

“What is the first flavor of soda or flavored soda water that you would make?”
I would make root beer! It’s my favorite! Then try a whole bunch of different ones, because I mean who wouldn’t :p.

250 Theresa August 1, 2012 at 5:20 pm

I also tweeted! @_pink_lynx_

251 missph34r August 1, 2012 at 5:40 pm

I’d love to make this! I’m a huuuuuge HP fan but didn’t get to celebrate his birthday this year because I was sick. D:

252 Katherine August 1, 2012 at 5:45 pm

Love me some orange pop! Yum!

253 Kerri August 1, 2012 at 6:17 pm

Since I am a coke addict I would try the cola. That or my kids and husband love root beer, so maybe I would try that first.

254 Amanda August 1, 2012 at 6:23 pm

The frozen butterbeer looks yummy! I’d probably try making strawberry soda as well.

255 Casey B. August 1, 2012 at 7:15 pm

Something like Dr. Pepper! It’s my favorite!

256 Lauren August 1, 2012 at 7:32 pm

I’d make some cherry soda. MMMMM!

257 Sarah August 1, 2012 at 7:34 pm

Orange Cream Soda!

258 Kelley August 1, 2012 at 8:27 pm

I tweeted regarding the giveaway from @KelleyLandry!

259 Tanya August 1, 2012 at 9:15 pm

That’s awesome! I really want to try the frozen butterbeer and maybe some root beer too!

260 AsilomarKnitter August 1, 2012 at 9:44 pm

I want to try frozen butterbeer and then maybe something refreshing and not-very-sweet, like cucumber and melon.

261 Naru August 1, 2012 at 10:16 pm

i would make strawberry flavor soda!

262 Naru August 1, 2012 at 10:17 pm

i shared the tweet :D

263 curtis August 2, 2012 at 4:32 am

Hands down….vanilla cream soda. Followed closely by root beer. Followed by vanilla cream root beer. :D

264 Tasha N. August 2, 2012 at 6:45 am

I would have to say Cream Soda, it is my favorite!

265 Tasha N. August 2, 2012 at 6:50 am

I tweeted the giveaway!

266 Rachel August 2, 2012 at 7:30 am

cherry soda!

rachelmarietravis at gmail dot com

267 A August 2, 2012 at 8:11 am

Happy Birthday Harry–and thanks for sharing Darla! Awesome as always!
I would make strawberry soda–I have always wanted to try that!


268 Michelle W. August 2, 2012 at 8:18 am

Oh gosh! I can’t pick just ONE! Frozen Butterbeer Cream Soda would definitely be first on my list! Then Vanilla Cherry Cola, and then maybe a Sparkling Cherry Limeade…yum!

Happy Birthday Harry and J.K.! YAY! What a wonderful way to celebrate…thanks for the giveaway!

269 Jenny August 2, 2012 at 8:22 am

I am new to your site. I love it! To enter the contest, I must say that my first soda would be with my DaVinci cookie dough syrup. If you are unfamiliar with DaVinci, they make sugar syrups that were initially intended for coffee (I think), but can be used for lots of fun things. (I don’t work for them, I just love them!). Cookie Dough! Drinking cookie dough soda… (insert Homer Simpson drooling noises here…)

270 Teresa O August 2, 2012 at 9:10 am

For my first Soda Stream experiment I would probably make a cherry cola. What a fun machine looking for a family…and I love the idea of making my own club soda. I love mixing that with a squeeze of lime which is so refreshing on a hot summer day.

271 Julie August 2, 2012 at 9:20 am

Ginger-lemongrass. So refreshing!

272 Stephanie August 2, 2012 at 10:10 am

If I got a soda stream I would probably give it to my grandma actually… She is 75 and the best grandma ever… and the only thing she ever drinks is seltzer water. I mean ever, she almost goes through a 2 liter bottle every day. And of course, because she’s so awesome, she keeps her fridge stocked with soda for her kids and grand kids and cousins and nieces and great-nieces who are always welcome at her house… So if she had a soda maker she could do her own “bubbles” as we call it, and us kids could do soda when we were over, and she wouldn’t have to worry about keeping stocked up on soda anymore! In fact I think I might get one for her anyway, you’ve given me this super great idea… Oh, and for me personally? I would definitely do orange cream soda. Yum.

273 Dani August 2, 2012 at 10:23 am

Could I make the frozen Butterbeer first? Seriously, it’s so refreshing to find another Potterhead out there, I couldn’t not make it.
But, if my arm had to be pulled into making something different I suppose Root Beer or lemon/lime would be the first. Only if forced though. Magic before Muggles. Not to be confused with Magic is Might.

274 Michelle August 2, 2012 at 10:55 am

I love Club Soda & Lime, but a splash of any fruit syrup will do!

275 Stephanie Anderson August 2, 2012 at 11:08 am


276 MP August 2, 2012 at 11:40 am

My new favorite is the Crystal Light cherry pomegranate flavored water. I bet it would be even better with a little carbonation!

277 Jessica August 2, 2012 at 11:41 am

Probably Root Beer. We all love it! We also love to experiment so it would be fun to see what we come up with.

278 Jessica August 2, 2012 at 11:44 am

I also tweeted! @lkklmama

279 Milena August 2, 2012 at 2:11 pm

I’d make passionfruit!

280 Angela Dammen August 2, 2012 at 2:54 pm

My first flavor would be lemon/lime however then my teeanager daughter would take over. I’m sure she would come up with her own flavor combos!
Thanks for sharing such a wonderful treat with us!!

281 Bailey Smith August 2, 2012 at 3:25 pm

I think the first flavor I would make would be cream soda or an orange cream type one too. I think butterbeer would be pretty amazing to make as well!

282 Kim August 2, 2012 at 4:16 pm

I would try to make something with watermellon added to it

283 Samantha August 2, 2012 at 4:43 pm


284 Samantha August 2, 2012 at 4:47 pm

Tweet! Lemon lime

285 Kellie August 2, 2012 at 5:20 pm

I would make root beer. Can’t go wrong with that!

286 Lori Lasswell August 2, 2012 at 6:48 pm

When I was a kid I use to mix up Kern’s apricot nectar and iced tea. I wonder what it would taste like carbonated… or with rum… or both…?

287 Regan August 2, 2012 at 6:53 pm

I’d make cherry cola.

288 Jennifer August 2, 2012 at 6:58 pm

Something Mr. Pibb-ish would be awesome! Or orange or grape.

289 Susan G August 2, 2012 at 8:45 pm

It’s a difficult question, but if I have to pick one flavor it would have to be root beer. I’ve always wondered if homemade soda machines work well. Thank you!

290 Dee S. August 2, 2012 at 9:20 pm

I’d make root beer!

291 Kim J. August 2, 2012 at 9:51 pm

My kids would totally love lemonade, but I would have to first try out Dr. Pete….I’m a HUGE Dr. Pepper addict.

292 Vishanna Jaimungal August 3, 2012 at 5:44 am

Cream Soda….

293 Treya Mitchell August 3, 2012 at 7:33 am

I would make cream soda first, as it’s one of two sodas that I actually like (the other being rootbeer). My girls are the same way, not much of a soda drinker. However, the boys in this house… They would live off of the stuff! I’m sure we would see a lot of 7-up type sodas being made!

294 Annie~SavorThisMoment August 3, 2012 at 8:17 am

Love this recipe! I want to try it with my kids, and watch some Harry Potter of course. Or maybe sip it while reading with them. Yum!

If I had a sodastream, I would make some diet cola for me and root beer for the kids.

Thanks for the chance!

anabidia @ yahoo dot com

295 Annie~SavorThisMoment August 3, 2012 at 8:21 am
296 Sarah M. August 3, 2012 at 10:58 am

Wow you have a lot of followers! :-) I would try the cola flav preferably with some cherry!

297 Amber Atkins August 3, 2012 at 11:12 am

I think I would try the ginger ale or the root beer first. Tough call between the two though…

298 Patricia August 3, 2012 at 2:22 pm

i would try to make myself a sparkling grape juice (mmmm!) but seriously suspect my daughter would push me aside to make a home-made lemon-lime or dr. pepper first.

299 Ashley August 3, 2012 at 4:20 pm

After reading this post, how could I not make butterbeer????

300 Tracie August 3, 2012 at 7:19 pm

Thanks for the chance! I would make root beer first. It’s our absolute favorite!

301 Tracie August 3, 2012 at 7:21 pm
302 Andrea August 3, 2012 at 8:06 pm

Before I read this post, I would have said strawberry basil. After reading this post, cream soda to make butterbeer, and then strawberry basil.

303 Jaime August 3, 2012 at 8:07 pm

Cherry coke for my husband! :)

304 Stacey August 3, 2012 at 8:39 pm

I think a cold lemonade would go down a treat! :)

305 Donna Sue August 3, 2012 at 9:28 pm

Ginger ale! Delicious. :)

306 Julia August 4, 2012 at 3:56 am

Nothing beats natural cream soda!!!

307 Donna August 4, 2012 at 8:07 am

Cherry coke!

308 Holly H. August 4, 2012 at 10:25 am

I would make cherry vanilla cola! The butterbeer sounds delightful as well! This would be sooo much fun. Thank you.

309 eddie August 4, 2012 at 1:42 pm

has to be orange cream soda.

310 Angie August 4, 2012 at 3:33 pm

Sugarfree salted caramel since I am trying to lose weight.

311 Charlie August 4, 2012 at 4:33 pm

Ooh, I would definitely make root beer–I’ve made the syrup before, but it didn’t quite taste the same when I added lime sparkling water… whoops!
Also, can I use regular butter instead of imitation? (I’m guessing this might change the texture, but I’ve never used imitation butter…don’t fancy drinking propylene glycol quite honestly.)

312 Sara August 4, 2012 at 6:19 pm

What flavor would I make? That’s a silly question! Fish sticks and custard of course!

313 Sara August 4, 2012 at 6:20 pm

Tweeted the giveaway thanks for the opportunity!

314 Amanda August 4, 2012 at 8:13 pm

I think i would try dr. Pepper. but it would also be fun to do strawberry or raspberry cream sodas! looking forward to trying the butterbeer!

315 Diana August 4, 2012 at 8:26 pm

Cream soda definitely!

316 Lisa T. August 4, 2012 at 8:50 pm

I would love to try pink grapefruit!

317 Pixie August 4, 2012 at 8:57 pm

I would like to try the orange mango flavor!

318 Lisa T. August 4, 2012 at 9:04 pm

I just tweeted!

319 Brooke August 5, 2012 at 9:37 am

I would make a cherry cream soda. =^_^=

320 Rachel Lei August 5, 2012 at 10:42 am

root beer!!!!

321 Olivia August 5, 2012 at 12:03 pm

Hmmm…is there such thing as pina colada soda? That would be good to try!

322 Katie August 5, 2012 at 1:39 pm

Strawberry! Like those Japanese ones at the Asian mart!

323 Josephine August 5, 2012 at 1:41 pm

I’d probably make a lychee soda. Yums.

324 Monique August 5, 2012 at 2:04 pm

I think I would make a lemon soda first. When I was vacationing in Italy last summer, I had some SUPER delicious lemon sodas that I wish were sold in the US. Butterbeer is a close second though. ;)

325 Rebecca August 5, 2012 at 3:43 pm

I really want to try the pink grapefruit flavor– it sounds weird and yummy!

326 Dasia August 5, 2012 at 9:50 pm

all of your harry potter recipes are amazing !

327 Liz Amaranta August 5, 2012 at 9:51 pm

Orange Soda!

328 Ashleigh August 5, 2012 at 9:52 pm

I will definitely need to try this frozen version soon – its been in the triple digits here in Texas! I think I’d make some sort of cherry sparkling water for my first flavor if/when I get a SodaStream. I’m not a big water drinker so I always end up buying flavored sparkling water but this would be easier!

329 Beth August 5, 2012 at 9:53 pm

So many choices, I think I’d like to dabble with something natural, like a blackberry fizz maybe?

330 Megan August 5, 2012 at 9:53 pm

I love HP!! I recently started to listen to them on books-on-CD. LOVE. I love bubblegum (Jones bubblegum soda is the best thing ever), so I would probably do that one first.

331 Beth August 5, 2012 at 9:54 pm

Pardon me, I just tweeted. ;)

332 Jenni August 5, 2012 at 9:54 pm

I’m a big fan of blueberries this summer for some reason so I’m thinking a vanilla soda with fresh blueberries.

333 Beth August 5, 2012 at 9:55 pm

Oh, I might even try my own soda version of Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans!

334 Bernadette August 5, 2012 at 9:55 pm

I think it would have to be either orange, since I love all things orange flavored, or grape-cranberry, which I also share a love for with my wee daughter!

335 Morgan Helland August 5, 2012 at 9:57 pm

I would love to find a cream soda to try. I really like cream soda and cant wait to make the butter bear to try it!!

336 Linda Owens August 5, 2012 at 9:57 pm

The flavor I would make is vanilla cream, much like a cream soda. Love cream soda so much!

337 Nikki R August 5, 2012 at 9:58 pm

This looks superb!! I would totally make strawberry rhubarb soda!

338 Sheri August 5, 2012 at 9:58 pm

My kids would LOVE that butter beer!! The 9 year old just started the Harry Potter series from the beginning for the second time!! I would try the root beer!! Good luck all!!

339 Sherry Taylor August 5, 2012 at 9:58 pm

Oh most definitely the energy drink… for those long nights of caking!

340 heather August 5, 2012 at 10:00 pm


341 Elise August 5, 2012 at 10:00 pm

Either orange or lemon-lime! Love citrus flavored sodas! :)

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