This is the most authentic Butterbeer Recipe ever! You can make it from home and get that same great taste as the Frozen Butterbeer from Universal Studios Wizarding World of Harry Potter and it is easy to make!
Harry Potter Butterbeer Recipe
If you have been to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando, then chances are you have tried the Butterbeer! Frozen Butterbeer or Hot Butterbeer…that is the question!
Ready to have a frozen butterbeer any time you want it from the comfort of your home? We do too!
Not a problem… here is the very best copycat Butterbeer Recipe you have been waiting for! We tried all of the versions of Butterbeer at Universal and we were obsessed. We just knew that we had to figure out how to make it at home!
Universal has a regular version with its delicious foamy topping, a hot version which is perfect for a cold winter day, but our favorite version was the frozen butterbeer. It was beyond amazing.
The BEST Butterbeer Recipe
Walking around the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando and Islands of Adventure, you feel like you just stepped into the Harry Potter book series!
All of the shops and restaurants are just like you would imagine them. We loved walking through Hogwarts and Gringott’s and trying out our magical wands in special places around the parks!
Planning a trip to Universal Orlando? Then be sure to check out my Tips for Visiting Universal Orlando and Tips for Visiting Universal Orlando During the Holidays! You won’t want to go without reading these first!
When we were wandering the streets of Hogsmeade, we saw people lining up at a cart. What were they waiting for? The famous Butterbeer!
Of course, if all of these people were trying it, we didn’t want to miss out. So, we thought we would give it a try and boy were we glad we did! It was seriously a crazy good delicious drink!
Are you Harry Potter obsessed? Then be sure to see all of these great Harry Potter Recipe and Craft Ideas! (They are great for a Harry Potter Theme party!)
Easy Homemade Butterbeer Recipe
Of course, the first thing I had to do was try to recreate this delicious treat and learn how to make frozen butterbeer!
Well…after 3 years and lots of trials and errors (but it was tasty trying all those errors) we nailed it!
I am telling you this is THE BEST butterbeer recipe ever! I have been back to Universal Orlando and compared them….this is the closest we have tasted.
This one is for the frozen butterbeer version, looking for the hot butterbeer version, we have that too! Soon to come….the adult-only version!!
By the way…. were you aware that Starbucks has a secret Butterbeer Recipe on their secret menu? Want to order one? Just ask for the following:
Starbucks Butterbeer Frappuccino Recipe:
- Ask for a creme based frappuccino
- 3 pumps toffee nut syrup
- 3 pumps caramel syrup
- Top it off with some caramel drizzle
Starbucks Butterbeer Latte Recipe:
- Order a whole milk steamer with two shots of espresso
- 2 pumps caramel syrup
- 3 pumps toffee nut syrup
- 3 pumps cinnamon dolce
- Top it off with whipped cream and caramel drizzle (you can go totally extra and ask for salted caramel bits, if available)
Ingredients needed to make Frozen Butterbeer
- vanilla ice cream (splurge and use the full-fat version!!)
- 2 cans of cream soda (1 will be used to make 2 cups of cream soda ice cubes.)
- imitation butter extract
- rum extract
- butterscotch syrup or butterscotch ice cream topping
- whipped cream (try our homemade whipped cream recipe!)
How to make a homemade Butterbeer
There are tons of recipes out there to make Butterbeer, but none are as easy as this one! Grab your chocolate frogs and get ready for a special treat!
STEP 1: The only thing you really need to do to prep is freezing your cream soda into ice cubes for a few hours before you are ready to make this. Just pour a cup of cream soda into your ice cube trays and freeze until frozen (about 3-4 hours).
STEP 2: Using a blender, take about 2 cups of the cream soda ice cubes, ice cream, imitation butter extract, rum extract, 1 cup of cream soda, butterscotch topping, salt and blend until smooth!
STEP 3: Pour into your favorite mug (we like to use a frosted mug) top with whipped cream and drizzle with butterscotch topping and enjoy!
Here are some answers to some common questions we get about our homemade butterbeer recipe!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Butterbeer from Universal Studios made of?
No one really knows for sure, because Universal won’t release the official ingredients. However, our version base is made from cream soda with some delicious add-ins to give it just the right flavor.
What is Harry Potter Butterbeer?
Butterbeer was a beverage from the popular Harry Potter series. It was described as tasting a little bit like butterscotch. It was served in the Harry Potter books at the Three Broomsticks in Hogsmeade.
Does Butterbeer contain alcohol?
In J.K. Rollings Harry Potter books, it is said that butterbeer contains the slightest bit of alcohol, but we decided to make it without any alcohol so the kids could enjoy it!
How to make an alcoholic version of Butterbeer?
While our version is totally alcohol-free, I wouldn’t be opposed to adding a little butterscotch schnapps or salted caramel vodka! Just add a little in and blend it up with the rest of the ingredients!
Other Easy Harry Potter Recipes
- Butterbeer Jell-O Shots
- Harry Potter Butterbeer Fudge
- Harry Potter Butterbeer Ice Cream
- Hot Harry Potter Butterbeer
Best Butterbeer Recipe
- 2 cups vanilla ice cream splurge and use the full fat version!!
- 2 cups cream soda ice cubes see below on how to make them
- 2 teaspoons imitation butter extract
- 1 teaspoon rum extract
- 4 tablespoons butterscotch topping
- 1 cup cream soda
- 1 pinch of salt
- Whipped cream
- Pour one can of cream soda into ice cube trays and freeze at least 4 hours
- Once the cream soda is frozen, measure 2 cups of cream soda ice cubes and place in blender
- Add in ice cream, imitation butter extract, rum extract, 1 cup of cream soda, butterscotch topping, salt and blend until smooth
- Pour into your favorite frosted mug
- Add whipped cream and drizzle with butterscotch topping
Originally posted December 1, 2014
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