Harry Potter’s Butterbeer

Happy August! 

I am totally in Harry Potter mode with the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child book. If you’ve been following us, then you know all too well my fangirl obsession with the boy who lived. If you need proof see here, AND here.

For this Foodie Monday,  I decided to share something fun with you, the recipe for Butterbeer.

Butterbeer 3

What of earth is Butterbeer? For those of you that don’t know what this drink is, here’s the explanation:

Butterbeer was a popular wizarding beverage described as tasting “a little bit like less-sickly butterscotch.” It was served at numerous locations in the wizarding world and had a very slight alcoholic content.

In 2013, my Wizard family and I took a trip to Hogsmead at Universal Studio Florida. Yes, I cried when I walked in. I couldn’t control myself. And the first thing we did, you know besides freaking out over the Hogwarts Express, was we ran to get Butterbeer. They serve two kinds at Universal; regular (cold) and frozen. We tried both, but for some reason the frozen one tasted better. Plus it was 7,000 degrees and humid so it was more refreshing.

Butterbeer 1

The mug is always at my side. It holds makeup brushes. Of course it does!

Now disclaimer: THIS IS NOT OUR RECIPE. It was created by Let’s Eat Fiction! They created both the hot and cold versions. We really loved it and wanted to share with y’all. Hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

Here’s what you’ll need:

The Foam

  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Butterscotch-flavored Jell-O Instant Pudding Mix

Hot Butterbeer

  • 6 cups whole milk
  • 6 tablespoons butterscotch-flavored sundae syrup
  • 10-12 drops yellow food coloring
  • 1 (4-serving size) Butterscotch-flavored Jell-O Instant Pudding Mix (minus the 1 tsp. used in Froth recipe)
  • Prepared Froth

Cold Butterbeer

  • Cream soda (chilled)
  • 1-2 teaspoons butterscotch-flavored sundae syrup (per mug)
  • Prepared Froth


For written directions visit The Disney Diner, or watch the tutorials below.

Doesn’t it look amazing? I think I want to try the recipe with my nephew this weekend.

Who’s tried to make Butterbeer? Share your results with us below, on Instagram, SnapChatTwitter, Facebook, and or/ Tumblr.

And remember, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home! 

4 Comments Add yours

  1. I’ve been resisting making this recipe for so long. I think the sugar and dairy will kill me. Maybe I can wait until I’m already sick and be like oh hell it can’t get any worse let’s enjoy this 😀

    1. Nerd & Lace says:

      😂😂😂 I see it like this, you wouldn’t drink this all the time. So during a cheat meal, why not!

  2. I really want to try the hot one but I think it might be too warm outside for that right now! I’ll definitely try it this winter. I wish they had had a hot version at Universal when I was there, and i really regret not getting a mug now! I did get a bottle of pumpkin juice and I still have that.

    A long time ago I found a recipe for a butterbeer latte (no coffee) that was super delicious but very sweet. I tried adding some to my brewed coffee and it was AMAZING! I highly recommend either version!

    1. Nerd & Lace says:

      I thought about not getting since then I’d have to carry it everywhere. But I looped back around and got it on our way out. I needed the mug in my life 😂. Yes try it and let us how it comes out!

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