Espresso Patronum! Tis the season for caffeine! Ok, maybe take it easy on the caffeine. But with everything on your holiday to do list, we understand if you need something a little extra to help you through the holidays. So we created this Butterbeer Latte recipe, perfect for cold mornings when you need something cozy and want a little boost.
This Butterbeer Latte is the perfect mix of sweet buttery flavor and espresso. We generally use our Moka Pot when making espresso, but we recently got a Nespresso machine and we have to say we are big fans. However you like to make your espresso, we think blonde espresso goes especially well with this, but feel free to use whatever you prefer.
We’re sharing this for the holiday season, since it’s warm and comforting, but you can make it any time! As our love for our Harry Potter Movie Marathon Weekend has grown, so has our selection of recipes. And this one always makes the list! As much as we love straight Butterbeer, it can be pretty sweet, and sometimes, well, we just need the caffeine
It’s also delicious iced, so if you’re more of an iced coffee person, feel free to switch it up.
What do you need to make a butterbeer latte?
Making a Butterbeer Latte is easy! And really only requires a few ingredients. Here is what you will need for a Butterbeer Latte
- Espresso of choice
- Milk of choice
- Caramel Syrup
- Butterscotch Syrup
- Butter Extract
- Whipped Cream
- Caramel Drizzle
The syrups can usually be found at grocery stores, World Market, or on Amazon. And everything else you can usually find at the grocery store or Target!
Equipment needed for a Butterbeer Latte
Luckily, you don’t need much to make this! You’ll need something to brew your espresso in, whether that’s an espresso machine, Nespresso machine, a Moka Pot, , or running to Starbucks and actually buying two shots of espresso. If you have no way of making espresso, you can always make very strong coffee. It won’t be exactly the same, but it works in a pinch. You’ll also want to make sure you have something to measure the syrups with. I use a jigger from a bar set because it’s the easiest. But if you don’t have one, just remember that a tablespoon is equal to half a liquid ounce. So, for one ounce, you’ll need 2 tablespoons. Easy!
Butterbeer Latte Recipe
Ok let’s get to the recipe!
- 2 shots of Espresso
- Milk of choice (8-12 ounces)
- 1 oz Caramel Syrup
- 1.5 oz Butterscotch syrup
- 3-4 drops Butter Extract
- Whipped Cream
- Caramel Sauce
- Step 1 Brew 2 shots of espresso using whatever method you choose
- Step 2 Add caramel and butterscotch syrups and butter extract, stir
- Step 3 Froth 8-12 ounces of milk of choice until slightly frothy and warm
- Step 4 Add milk to espresso mixture, stir
- Step 5 Top with whipped cream and caramel drizzle
- Step 6 Enjoy!
Can you make this without coffee?
Yes, you can! However, it will no longer be a latte, just a regular butterbeer. Personally, we like this hot butterbeer recipe better if you’re up for no caffeine.
Can you make this with alcohol?
Yes, you can! You can add vanilla vodka and butterscotch schnapps. Or even something simple like Bailey’s if that’s what you have on hand.
We hope you enjoy this Butterbeer Latte recipe inspired by Harry Potter! Whether you’re curled up ready to watch Harry Potter, or want to take this on the go to make your day more magical, this latte is perfect to fuel your day. Enjoy!
Melanie Renee is a photographer, writer, designer and mom. Visiting Disney destinations since 2010, she is also an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. When she's not creating her next coffee recipe, or designing apparel at Polka Dot Pixie Shop, she's seeking beautiful sunsets and planning her next trip .