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!


  1. 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 😉

  2. 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.

  3. 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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