Frozen Butterbeer Recipe (Harry Potter)

5 from 42 votes

This post may contain affiliate links. See our disclosure policy.

This Frozen Butterbeer Recipe is inspired by the ever-popular Harry Potter series. Harry and his friends would often walk to Hogsmeade to get these yummy drinks and now you can make your own! This recipe tastes just like the Frozen Butterbeer at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

Mug clinking other mug of Frozen Butterbeer.

Frozen Butterbeer

What makes this Magic Frozen Butterbeer recipe “MAGIC”? The whole recipe from start to finish, including freezing time, takes about 5 minutes total. It transforms from liquid to solid right before your eyes! Really! Even Harry Potter himself would be impressed. These taste exactly like the Frozen Butterbeers from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Try it! You will see!

Spoonful of Frozen Butterbeer.

If you would like to go visit Hogsmeade, you can try a Frozen Butterbeer at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studious in Hollywood or Orlando! We highly recommend you use GET AWAY TODAY, they always have the best deals on Places to Stay and Tickets. Be sure to use our discount code FAVORITE! Click on the image below to take advantage of the discount:

Get Away Today Universal Studios Harry Potter Discounts and Tickets

What to Drink While Watching Harry Potter

We originally made these to celebrate the movie from the world of Harry Potter: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Making up some of these yummy frozen butterbeer drinks was the perfect way to celebrate and get us ready for the show.

We also make frozen butterbeer whenever we do a Harry Potter binge. No Harry Potter marathon would be complete without some tasty treats from the movies/books. It makes the entire thing feel more festive.

Ingredients to make Frozen Butterbeer.

What Does Frozen Butterbeer Taste Like?

If you have never had Butterbeer, it tastes like a yummy butterscotch soda with a sweet cream topping. Whenever I read about it in the Harry Potter series it sounded so good! Tasting it in real life was even better than I had imagined. I was already a big butterscotch fan so I knew I would be in love, but seriously, I could drink one of these every day.

Butterbeer, pumpkin juice, and frozen butterbeer at Wizarding World of Harry Potter Food

We first tried Frozen Butterbeer on our visit to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in the Universal Studios theme park in Hollywood. You can read more about our visit and see the pictures we took around the park on our traditional Butterbeer post.

We had so much fun trying all kinds of food from the books, but the drinks were definitely the highlight. We could not decide which was our favorite, regular Butterbeer, Frozen Butterbeer, or Pumpkin Juice. So we decided we would just have to create recipes for all three, that way we can enjoy them anytime we want!

Two tall mugs of Frozen Butterbeer.

More Recipes from the Harry Potter books

Love Harry Potter? You will want to try these three enchanting recipes from the Harry Potter series: Butterbeer, Pumpkin Juice, and Pumpkin Pasties. Bring the magic of Hogwarts right into your own kitchen and you will see why Harry and his friends loved these tasty treats.

How to Make Frozen Butterbeer

Side view of two tall mugs of Frozen Butterbeer.

Frozen Butterbeer Recipe from Harry Potter

5 from 42 votes
Even Harry Potter himself would be impressed. These taste exactly like the Frozen Butterbeers from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Try it! You will see!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine English
Servings 6



  • Hand Mixer


For each serving:

  • 6 cups Ice cubes (enough to fill a gallon-sized freezer bag about half way)
  • 1 Tbsp. Kosher salt (Ice cream salt or table salt will work too)
  • 1 cup cream soda
  • 1 tsp. butterscotch ice cream topping

For the Cream Topping:

  • 1 c. heavy cream or whipping cream
  • 1/4 c. butterscotch topping


  • Place ice cubes and salt in a gallon-sized Ziploc bag.
    Bowl with a bag of ice cubes and ice cream salt.

For the Slush:

  • Place cream soda and butterscotch in a smaller quart-sized Ziploc bag, press out all the air and seal tightly. Mix around until the butterscotch is mixed in with the cream soda.
    Mixture in a ziplock bag to make Frozen Butterbeer.
  • Place bag of soda IN the bag of ice and seal.
    Bag of ice with bag inside of Frozen Butterbeer mixture.
  • Shake for about 3-5 minutes or until the soda is nice and slushy- if it gets too cold, wrap a dish cloth around it and continue shaking.
    Bag of Frozen Butterbeer.
  • Pour slush into a cup and top with butterscotch cream topping (below).
    Side view of two tall mugs of Frozen Butterbeer.

For the Cream Topping:

  • Beat the cream and butterscotch with a mixer on high speed until stiff peaks form.
    Butterscotch whipped topping in a bowl for Frozen Butterbeer.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 378kcalCarbohydrates: 74gProtein: 1gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 5805mgPotassium: 15mgSugar: 73gVitamin A: 290IUCalcium: 45mgIron: 0.3mg

Love this recipe?

We want to hear from you! Please leave a review.

Rate and Review

Get Away Today:

If you are looking to book a trip to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios in Hollywood or Orlando we highly recommend you use GET AWAY TODAY They always have the best deals on Places to Stay and Tickets. Click on the image below:

Get Away Today Universal Studios Harry Potter Discounts and Tickets

Share This With the World


About the author

Emily Walker

Emily lives in Meridian, Idaho, with her husband, Beau, a physician assistant, and her three incredible children: a son and two daughters. Travel is one of her favorite ways to experience new cultures and cuisines, and she has a love for all things Disney.

More about Emily Walker
5 from 42 votes (37 ratings without comment)

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

How many stars would you give this recipe?


  1. 5 stars
    I just returned from Universal a few weeks ago and have been craving a frozen Butterbeer. It was my favorite of the trip. This recipe is nearly identical and we have made it three times this week already! So good!

  2. 5 stars
    I tried the one in diagon ally at Harry Potter world in universal and I tried the frozen and it was the best thing I ever had in my entire life so I wanted to try and make it at home so I don’t have to go back to universal and spend my money on it I can just make it at home

    1. The salt is used to freeze the liquid, you don’t put it into the drink. The ice and salt are in a separate bag from the drink. Hope this helps!

    2. How stupid are you? The salt goes on the ice to help form the slush. You don’t ever get any of the salt in the drink. Try reading the WHOLE recipe before committing.

    1. Yes, this recipe is for one– however the whipped topping recipe at the bottom will be able to top several drinks. Hope this helps!