Harry Potter Butterbeer and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

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Our recipe for Harry Potter Butterbeer tastes just like what they sell at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. A no-cook method that is SO easy!

Two glass mugs of Butterbeer

Harry Potter Butterbeer

We took a trip to Universal Studios and we fell in LOVE with this tasty drink. I knew I had to recreate it once I got home. It turns out it is so easy to make! I will definitely be whipping up a batch for my next Harry Potter movie marathon. You can make this recipe two ways. If you are going for super authentic, you can add caramel and butter extracts to the cream soda. This really adds that extra butter-y flavor and makes it taste exactly like the real thing.

Ingredients in Butterbeer

Ingredients in Harry Potter's butterbeer including cream soda, butterscotch topping, and extracts.


If you are looking for a more simple recipe, you can just use plain cream soda. It still tastes SUPER yummy and you don’t have to spend the extra money on extracts only to put them in your pantry and never use them again. I think it tastes awesome both ways!

Clinking a mug of Butterbeer with another mug of Butterbeer.

Where can I find Butterbeer at Universal Studios?

Butterbeer can easily be found inside of Universal Studios. As you enter The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, there is a bright red Butterbeer cart where you can purchase Butterbeer and Frozen Butterbeer. Butterbeer is also on the menu at The Three Broomsticks, of course!

Sisters at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter drinking butterbeer.

A very blurry picture of us drinking our Butterbeers in front of the castle. Group selfies can be a struggle!

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More foods we LOVED at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and where to find them:

The Ribs Platter – The Three Broomsticks: We loved these ribs! The glaze was so yummy and I like that it is served with corn on the cob. Even though we were in Hogsmeade, I felt like this was a meal worthy of the Great Hall at Hogwarts!

Ribs platter from Wizarding World of Harry Potter at the Three Broomsticks

Fish and Chips – The Three Broomsticks: These fish and chips were SO good! Sometimes I feel like fish and chips is all chip and no fish, but that was not the case here. Plus, the tartar sauce was so yummy that I dipped all my chips in it too!

Fish and Chips from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at the Three Broomsticks

Shepherd’s Pie – The Three Broomsticks: This Shepherd’s Pie was the perfect comfort food. I felt like I was in Molly Weasley’s kitchen eating a real home-cooked meal. I loved how they swirl the mashed potatoes on top!

Shepherd's Pie from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at the Three Broomsticks

Every Flavored Beans, Chocolate Frogs, and MORE – Honeydukes: Honeydukes was definitely my favorite shop. It was just like I imagined it when I read the books! Every nook and cranny was lined with goodies. We bought LOTS of souvenirs here. Our favorites were the Every Flavor Beans (they MEAN every flavor) and the Chocolate Frogs (they come with a cool collectors card, just like in the books). Here are a few shots from the store:

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Clinking a mug of Butterbeer with another mug of Butterbeer.

Harry Potter Butterbeer Copycat Recipe

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Our recipe for Harry Potter Butterbeer tastes just like what they sell at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. A no-cook method that is SO easy!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine English
Servings 8

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Equipment

  • Hand Mixer

Ingredients

  • 2 liters cream soda, chilled
  • ¼ teaspoon caramel extract
  • ¼ teaspoon butter extract

Butterscotch Cream Topping

Instructions

  • In a large pitcher, mix the cream soda with the caramel and butter extracts. Set aside.
    Cream soda being poured into a mug to make Butterbeer.
  • In a large mixing bowl, use an electric mixer to whip heavy cream until it forms stiff peaks.
    Whipped heavy cream in a glass bowl.
  • Add butterscotch topping and powdered sugar. Mix to combine.
    Heavy cream in a mixing bowl with butterscotch extract and powdered sugar mixed in.
  • Pour the soda mixture into clear cups or mugs. Pipe butterscotch cream topping over the butterbeer.
    A glass of Butterbeer with flavored whipped topping piped on top.
  • Serve and enjoy!
    A glass of Butterbeer with butterscotch whipped topping.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 360kcalCarbohydrates: 52gProtein: 1gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 60mgPotassium: 36mgSugar: 51gVitamin A: 435IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 39mgIron: 0.1mg

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  1. Hello! I can’t get the butter extract but my store has X-tra Touch artificial butter flavoring. Not ideal, but I don’t want to lose the buttery taste – any idea if this would work ?

    1. I haven’t seen that brand before, so I am not 100% sure, but it sounds like it would work! I would try it in a small amount first and taste test it.

  2. 4 stars
    So this works pretty well for the cold version, but we wanted the hot one and I think we will have to keep experimenting to get the hot recipe – that’s my absolute favourite version of butterbeer. Thank you for this though, I appreciate the work you did for this 🤍

  3. It it better to use real butter extract (like McCormick), or imitation butter extract? Or if it doesn’t matter too much?

  4. Hello, I was just wondering if there’s a way to make it hot, like in the books. Thanks, this looks like a great recipe!

  5. If I don’t have butter extract, can I use actual butter? And if so, how much should butter would equal 1/4 tsp extract?

    1. They make them a little differently at Harry Potter World so we wanted recipes that reflected that.

  6. Did you use the jar of butterscotch or the syrup in the squeeze bottle. Washington seems to hate butterscotch.

  7. 5 stars
    perfect recipe, my friends tried it. I thought it was perfectly delineated in the recipe, but I just didn’t like it. I love Rum but I would never get a “hot buttered rum”. I’m juat not that interested in butter flavoured things. My friends thought it was brilliant though.

    Thanks for this recipe.

  8. 5 stars
    My hatband and I just went to Universal and could not get how great the butterbeer was. This recipe tasted exactly like it! I took another comment suggestion and added 5 drops of the caramel and butter extract to a single can of cream soda since I didn’t want to make a huge batch. I then made half of the amount of topping which left me with some leftovers.

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