Cooking with Hot Nerd Girl: Butterbeer

Just remember, you've been warned!

I don’t cook.

Let me repeat.

I. do. not. cook.

I decided a while back that I should at least TRY to learn.  And if I was going to risk setting my kitchen on fire then I wanted to do it while making food that sounded appealing to me and what’s more appealing than food inspired by Star Trek? 


So I got out my Star Trek cookbook and thumbed through all of the recipes until I found some I thought I could pull off.  I told a friend what I was doing and he suggested I film my attempts for posterity.

Uff da.

THEN I saw International House of Geek’s Thanksgiving post and the recipe for Lembas bread and decided to try recipes from several different franchises.  Really, I just wanted to try the Lembas bread. I explored The Geeky Chef and between the Star Trek cookbook, IHOG and Geeky Chef, I found 5 recipes to try. One entree, one bread, and three beverages. 

I showed the rough edit of the first video to a family member and her first reaction was: “It’s obvious you don’t know what you’re doing.”

It’s true.  I don’t.

So feel free to laugh at my cluelessness in the kitchen.

Up first, my new favorite Holiday beverage: Butterbeer! 

(From Harry Potter, in case you didn’t know)


And here’s how to make it:


1/4 cup unsweetened condensed milk

1/4 cup butterscotch topping

2 tablespoons whipped butter, room temperature

1 1/2 cups vanilla cream soda

Combine condensed milk, butterscotch topping, and butter in a glass heatproof measuring cup. Heat in microwave for 1 minute. Remove and stir until butter has melted and incorporated into mixture. Meanwhile heat cream soda in another heatproof measuring cup for 1 minute 30 seconds. Divide butterscotch mixture between 2 (10 to 12-ounce) mugs. Fill mugs with heated cream soda and stir thoroughly. Serve garnished with a cinnamon stick or an old-fashioned butterscotch candy stick.


I sure did!

Look for more Cooking with Hot Nerd Girl videos in the very near future!


24 responses to “Cooking with Hot Nerd Girl: Butterbeer”

  1. Seems easy, will see if i can find those ingredients so i could try it out.

    1. You should! It’s sooooooo yummy. I’ve totally had a craving for it all morning since putting up the post.

  2. Dean P. Minnerly Avatar
    Dean P. Minnerly

    You did good… BAS

  3. Was that Star Wars music playing in the background…? I think so…

    1. LOL, kind of sounds like it, doesn’t it? It’s actually from Harry Potter, the scene where they have Butterbeer for the first time.

  4. Pete Sauber Avatar
    Pete Sauber

    Three words: “Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster”

    1. YES! I’ll have to find a recipe for that! I’ve discovered that my only real talent in the kitchen is making beverages…preferably with alcohol…

  5. You did well. Where was your trainee Chefs’ hat?

    1. Haha, I don’t think that my cooking skills deserve a Chef’s hat, trainee or not LOL! But thanks 🙂

  6. Ever since I saw Kait’s post Ive been wanting to try the butter beer! I actually tried making alcoholic butter beer of my own…it was pretty much the same thing only with large quantities of butterscotch scnapps &etc. :]
    Also, thanks for the mention!

    1. This recipe came from The Geeky Chef who got it from Sandra Lee on the Food Network. A friend mentioned adding ButterscotchSchnapps & bourbon which sounds like SUCH a fabulous idea! I added some vodka at the end which was pretty good but bourbon and schnapps would be way better. The more alcohol content the merrier lol 😉

      1. You should definitely check out the blogs that I linked in the post. There were so many delicious things to make!

  7. Neil Beaudry Avatar
    Neil Beaudry

    Holy cow, is that your kitchen!!!! I am so jealous. Here is some nerd love! I tipped the bartender $20 in Vegas for this.

    Warp Core Breach recipe from Quarks in Vegas

    In a fish bowl with Ice combine

    6 parts light rum (like biccardi)
    2 parts dark rum (like myers)
    4 parts biccardi limon (or similar)
    2 parts spiced rum (like cpt morgans)
    1 part bicardi 151 (optional)
    2 parts razzmataz (or chambord, or other raspberry liquour)

    fill the remainder with SOBE “Power” Energy drink

    put in some dry ice

    1. Excellent! Thanks Neil!! I tried a lot of drinks at Quarks in Vegas but not this one. I was under 21 most of the times I was there and had to get the virgin versions lol. I’m definitely trying this one!

      And yeah, that’s my kitchen. I know, I’m totally undeserving of it! 20+ moves and this is the first time I’ve ever had a nice kitchen so I don’t plan on ever moving again lol.

  8. aaaaaaaah, you’re so cute!!! glad you enjoyed the way it tasted, now i wanna try TT-TT

    1. LOL awww thanks 🙂 Make it and tell me what you think! I’m borderline obsessed with it so I’m hoping that everyone loves it as much as I do 😉

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  10. It’s very good

  11. I enjoyed visiting your website. I found the information there enjoyable. I watched the cooking videos also and I have to try the Butter Beer. (Do or do not do….there is no try).

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