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Harry Potter's Butterbeer - Recipes and More

Updated on March 4, 2015
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Chris is a mother and wife. She has a job as a cook and baker, but also enjoys gardening, outdoor fun, and DIY crafts and home projects.

Butterbeer the newest attraction at Universal Orlando Resort

Harry Potter, Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley are all grown up and have left Hogwarts school of wizadry. They triumphed over evil and just goes to show that although being good has a great cost, good can win. Although the movie series is over, the place we have for Harry Potter and friends in our hearts and minds remains. New fans are being made as a younger generation are being introduced to the Harry Potter books, movies, and merchandise. Many of us have grown up with Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, and Ron Weasley and feel they are like one of the family. Many more have yet to be introduced to their wonderful magic. It is interesting to see the wonderful actors move on and develop in their careers. Universal Studios recently brought the wonderful Hogwarts experience to muggles everywhere. their theme park recently opened the Hogwart's attraction which now offers rides, atmosphere, and even butterbeer as part of your magical experience.

If you can't make it to Florida then try making butterbeer at home. There are many versions (some alcoholic for you adults). This frothy drink makes a great mustache and helps to put you in a magical mood. Invite your friends over and enjoy a weekend of Harry Potter magic and escape reality for a bit. You know you deserve it every now and then to live in a world of magic.

What is Butterbeer?

Butterbeer is a drink the J.K. Rowling made up for her Harry Potter series. Universal Studies developed a secret recipe (approved by J.K. Rowling) to serve in the Wizarding World at Universal Studios in Orlando Florida. Butterbeer is the drink that young wizards enjoy and can make house elves intoxicated - there is no mention of butterbeer having any alcohol in it. Butterbeer can be served either warm or cold but has a warming effect on the drinker. Muggles can enjoy butterbeer as well by visiting Universal Studios Orlando; or for those not lucky enough, there is a muggle version of the butterbeer that can be made at home. For adult muggles there is also an alcoholic butterbeer recipe that can be enjoyed.

Harry Potter's Butterbeer - One Version

Harry Potter butterbeer recipe


1 cup brown sugar

3 tablespoons water

5 tablespoons butter

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon cider vinegar

3/4 cup heavy cream, divided

1/2 teaspoon rum extract

Four 12-ounce cans cream soda


In a small saucepan combine the sugar and water. Bring to a gentle boil over medium heat. Be sure to stir frequently - until the temperature reaches 240 degrees. Measure using a candy thermometer.

Stir in the butter, salt, vinegar and only ¼ cup heavy cream. Set aside to reach room temperature.

Stir the rum extract into the cooled mixture.

In a separate medium size bowl, combine 2 tablespoons of the brown sugar mixture to the remaining ½ cup of heavy cream. Beat until thickened but not whipped, using an electric mixer (2-3 minutes).

To Serve: divide the brown sugar mixture between 4 tall glasses, add ¼ cup of cream soda to each glass and stir to combine. Fill each glass with remaining cream soda and spoon whipped topping over each.

Harry Potter Alcoholic Butterbeer

alcoholic version for the adults

Here is a recipe for the adults that want to enjoy an alcoholic version of butterbeer. We may be children at heart but love the Harry Potter movies and books.

1 oz butterscotch schnapps

8 oz cream soda

Pour the schnapps into a glass and fill with cream soda - stir to mix. Enjoy

Harry Potter Recipe Books

If you war looking for some more authentic Harry Potter recipes then check out these cookbooks. If you are throwing a Harry Potter themed party; Hogwarts food is a must. These would make a great gift for the Harry Potter fan who loves to cook.

Hogwart's Butterbeer - an easy recipe

recipe for butterbeer - easy to make

Here's the easy recipe for Hogwarts butterbeer recipe. Mix up some today and enjoy it with your wizard friends while you watch Harry Potter, Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley in their wizardry adventures.


1 cup (8 oz) cream soda

½ cup (4 oz) butterscotch syrup (ice cream topping)

½ tablespoon butter


Place butterscotch syrup and butter in a 16 ounce mug. Microwave on high for 1 minute or until the syrup is bubbly and butter is mixed into syrup. Stir well to ensure butter is mixed well into syrup. Allow to cool slightly (about 30 seconds)

Slowly mix in the cream soda, the mixture will begin to fizz.

Serve in two coffee mugs or clear glass mugs for visual effect.

Yorkshire Pudding - Photo by Springeragh at en.wikimedia
Yorkshire Pudding - Photo by Springeragh at en.wikimedia

Yorkshire pudding is not what most of us typically think of as pudding, but it is a traditional food served with the Sunday meal in England along with roast beef, beef drippings, vegetables and mashed potatoes. This would be a great food to serve during any Harry Potter themed party as it is very British and it tastes great.

Yorkshire pudding was mentioned in the Harry Potter books, if you have children or if you enjoyed the Harry Potter series try this as a treat. With the final movie coming out this summer, you might want to try some of the recipes.


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 cup beef drippings
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup milk or cream
  • room temperature
  • 3 eggs
  • room temperature
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3/4 cup beef drippings


  1. 1. Mix the flour and salt together and make a well in the middle. Add the milk and whisk until blended. beat the eggs with a fork and add to the mixture and mix the batter well. Add the water and beat until the mixture is light and frothy. Set aside the batter for an hour or refrigerate overnight.
  2. 2. Allow the batter to come to room temperature before using. When the roast beef is ready to come out of the oven - have the batter ready.
  3. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C).
  4. 3. Remove the drippings from the roast and measure out the desired amount. Keep the rest of the drippings to make gravy. Pour the drippings into a 9 by 12 baking pan and place in the oven until the the drippings begin to sizzle. Remove from the oven and pout the batter over the drippings and return to the oven. Bake for about 30 minutes. The sides should rise and turn golden brown. Remove from the oven and cut into 8 portions. Serve immediately.
  5. Serve with roast beef, mashed potatoes, vegetables, and gravy.
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thank you for taking the time to comment on the butterbeer recipes. Can't wait to see the final episode with Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. Some day I hope to get to Universal Studios to visit Hogwarts and have some authentic wizard food.

© 2015 Chris

Guestbook, Please let me know what you think of the butterbeer - I appreciate your comments.

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      kelli320 6 years ago

      My daughter is having a movie themed 18th birthday party. This will be perfect! Thanks. Great lens

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      Lisa 6 years ago from Rhode Island

      Love it love it wonderful lens

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      LegoLegoLego 6 years ago

      Butter Beer sounds nice thanks for the recipe

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      recipe one is the closest to universals....thanks for putting it up.