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Brown sugar, butter, butterscotch and some other secret ingredients to give it some special magical spice is all you need to recreate this delicious treat.
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  1. Harry Potter Hot Butterbeer Recipe
  2. What is Butterbeer
  3. Is Butterbeer Alcoholic
  4. How to make Butterbeer
  5. Other Easy Harry Potter Recipes
  6. Harry Potter's Hot Butterbeer Recipe

Harry Potter fans rejoice! We have made the very best Hot Butterbeer recipe outside of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter! Brown sugar, butter, butterscotch, and some other secret ingredients to give it some special magical spice is all you need to recreate this delicious treat.

Harry Potter Butterbeer Recipe

Harry Potter Hot Butterbeer Recipe

Why go all the way to Florida or California to Universal Studios Wizarding World of Harry Potter, when you can make your very own cup of Butterbeer right in your own home?

When it comes to Butterbeer recipes, we know our stuff! We are obsessed with our recipe, but you cannot miss our Frozen Butterbeer recipe and our Butterbeer Ice Cream!

Harry Potter Butterbeer Recipe with Walmart Toys

Some Butterbeer Recipes are super labor-intensive, not ours. Not only is this a very easy recipe, but it also tastes very close to the “real thing”. It is definitely Harry Potter Party-worthy and pretty darn close to the Butterbeer from Universal Orlando!

How to Make Harry Potter Butterbeer

What is Butterbeer

Butterbeer is a well-known beverage mentioned throughout the Harry Potter book series. It is a delicious drink that was served to the students of Hogwarts, in the town of Hogsmeade, at the pub, The Three Broomsticks. When the Wizarding World of Harry Potter opened at Universal Orlando, it became an immediate sensation!

Harry Potter Butterbeer Recipe with crockpot

Is Butterbeer Alcoholic

Our butterbeer recipe is a non-alcoholic version. There are recipes that include alcohol, but there is no alcohol in our recipe – so kids and adults can enjoy!

How to make Butterbeer

Our hot version of Butterbeer is very easy to make. You are basically just mixing and heating up our 8 ingredients, which can ALL be purchased at Walmart. Walmart has their own Great Value line of products, which we used for most of our ingredients!

  • Milk
  • Butter
  • Brown sugar
  • Cream Soda
  • Butter
  • Butterscotch Instant Pudding
  • Vanilla
  • ginger Paste
  • Cayenne
  1. In a large microwave-safe bowl, whisk together the milk, butter, and brown sugar and heat in microwave for 3 minutes (stir every minute). Whisk together until the butter is melted and sugar is dissolved.
  2. Whisk in 1/2 bottle of the cream soda and stir in the butterscotch instant pudding mix.
  3. Whisk in the vanilla, ginger, and cayenne.
  4. Add in the remainder of the cream soda.
  5. Either heat in the microwave, on stovetop or pour into a crockpot to keep it at a consistent temperature. 
    (We set the crockpot on high then gradually lowered it to keep the butterbeer warm. You will want to stir it occasionally)
  6. (Optional) Add whipped cream to the top of each cup of butterbeer and drizzle butterscotch sauce on top of the whipped cream.

Pro-Tip: We liked to use the ginger and cayenne to give it a little after kick (VERY LITTLE – don’t worry if you don’t like cayenne, it is almost non-existent when mixed in. Feel free to use a little more 1/2 tsp of each, if you want to notice those ingredients more!

As I mention in the notes of the recipe, we like to top our drink off with some whipped topping and either butterscotch or caramel sauce.

Pair your butterbeer with a Chocolate Frog or some Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans!

Harry Potter Butterbeer Recipe

Other Easy Harry Potter Recipes

4.69 from 112 votes
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Harry Potter’s Hot Butterbeer

Serves — 4
Brown sugar, butter, butterscotch and some other secret ingredients to give it some special magical spice is all you need to recreate this delicious treat.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups whole milk
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter room temp
  • ¼ cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 2-liter cream soda
  • 1 3.4 ounce box Butterscotch Instant Pudding
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • ¼ tsp ginger paste
  • ¼ tsp cayenne

Instructions
 

  • Combine milk, butter, and brown sugar in a large microwavable bowl.
  • Whisk to combine.
  • Heat in microwave for 3 minutes.
  • Whisk together until the butter is melted and sugar is dissolved.
  • Whisk in 1/2 bottle of the cream soda.
  • Add in the butterscotch instant pudding mix.
  • Add the vanilla, ginger, and cayenne.
  • Whisk well to combine.
  • Pour in the rest of the bottle of the cream soda.
  • Either heat in the microwave, on stovetop or pour into a crockpot to keep it at a consistent temperature. 
  • (We set the crockpot on high then gradually lowered it to keep the butterbeer warm. You will want to stir it occasionally)
  • (Optional) Add whipped cream to the top of each cup of butterbeer and drizzle butterscotch sauce on top of the whipped cream.

Jenn’s Notes

*If it is too thick add 1 cup of whole milk. Stir to incorporate.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 276kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 86mg | Potassium: 259mg | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 700IU | Calcium: 222mg | Iron: 0.1mg
Jennifer Fishkind

About Jenn

Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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  1. 5 stars
    This is amaaaaaazziiinnngg! I haven’t had the opportunity to try hot butterbeer, but I’ve always wanted to! So I can’t say how this recipe compares to the stuff at Harry Potter World, but it’s fabulous to me!

    It’s a bit sweet (of course), so next time I may leave out the brown sugar and see how it is, and then add some if needed. If I used diet cream soda I think it would taste funky (I’ve tried making cold butterbeer with it…meh).

    I halved the recipe, then subtracted 25% because my bottle of cream soda was 3/4 of a Liter (glad I checked!). I didn’t have any whole milk, so I used mostly 2% with some heavy cream. Even though I wasn’t sure how much ground ginger to use by that point, or how much cayenne, I just kind of kept dashing both until I got the flavor I liked. Yum! I can’t wait to make it again!

  2. 2 stars
    Why was this so so spicy??? I’m from New York. We eat hot things. The cayenne ruined it. Was I the only person who thought this was terrible with the cayenne?