Cold Butterbeer Recipe from Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Cold Butterbeer Recipe from Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Butterbeer. That rich, creamy, buttery concoction from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. We love it and just can’t get enough! We love it in all varieties, Hot, cold, frozen. They’re all delicious. And since we don’t live near Universal Studios to get our fix whenever we want, we decided to make our own at home. Here’s our very own Cold Butterbeer Copycat recipe so you can make your own at home too!

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How to Make Butterbeer at Home

We’ve shared our love for all things butterbeer before.  We even have a butterbeer pancakes recipe that is just divine. And every year, we have a Harry Potter Movie marathon in the dark winter months of Ohio; so butterbeer is a must.  But let’s face it.  Butterbeer is good for any occasion. Whether you’re watching the Harry Potter or Fantastic Beasts movies, reading the books, or just want a little extra magic in your life, butterbeer is always a great choice! While we’re sharing our recipe for cold butterbeer here, if you’re wondering how to make warm butterbeer, you can find that in our pancakes post featuring our Warm Butterbeer Recipe. 

butterbeer copycat recipe

butterbeer copycat recipe

butterbeer copycat recipe

Butterbeer Copycat Recipe

Our cold butterbeer copycat recipe is copied after what we’ve had at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Universal Studios in the past.  But we know it’s likely not perfect. I mean, we are just mere muggles after all. Feel free to play around with this recipe. And adjust however you like! Want it less sweet? Just add less syrup.  If you need to make it dairy free, you can skip the dairy and use a nondairy alternative. Note: butter extract generally does have dairy in it. So, if you need it dairy free or vegan, you can just omit this and use imitation or eliminate it completely for a less buttery flavor.  We love this Vanilla Oat Creamer for a dairy free foam on top! There are lots of ways to customize this to your liking, so we hope you enjoy it!

butterbeer copycat recipe

butterbeer copycat recipe

butterbeer copycat recipe

Butterbeer Copycat Recipe Ingredients

Butterbeer is actually super easy to recreate. And you’ll just need six ingredients! To make butterbeer at home, here’s what you’ll need:

And of course, if you want the full effect, a cute Harry Potter inspired glass is always a great little add on.  Other things that are helpful to have include a milk frother and something to measure your syrups in ounces. We just use a jigger from our bar tools set. This is definitely not necessary though, as you can always guesstimate when you’re pouring anyway. 

How to make Butterbeer at home

To make butterbeer at home, start with your syrups. We like to 1:2 parts caramel:butterscotch. But you can adjust this if you like a different ratio. These can be poured in your glass first. They don’t technically have to go first, but since they’re denser than the cream soda, they’ll just sink anyway. Pour your cream soda on top and give it a little stir. Using a frother, make a butterbeer foam with your heavy cream, half and half, butter extract and butterscotch syrup.  Once it’s nice and foamy, pour it over top of your cream soda and enjoy! 

See how simple that is? And if you want it a little boozy, add some butterscotch schnapps for an extra kick. 

Butterbeer Copycat Recipe

Butterbeer Copycat Recipe

August 4, 2022
: 1
: Easy
Ingredients
  • 1/2 oz Caramel Syrup
  • 2 oz Butterscotch Syrup
  • 8 oz Cream Soda
  • 3-5 drops Butter Extract
  • 1/4 c. half and half
  • 1/4 c. heavy cream
Directions
  • Step 1 Add ice to a glass
  • Step 2 Add 1/2 oz caramel syrup and 1 oz butterscotch syrup to glass.
  • Step 3 Top with cream soda leaving room for foam
  • Step 4 Froth together heavy cream, half and half, butter extract and remaining 1 oz butterscotch syrup until thick and foamy.
  • Step 5 Pour foam on top of cream soda mixture.
  • Step 6 Enjoy!

So there you have it, our butterbeer copycat recipe! Have you ever tried to make this at home? 

Wizarding World of Harry Potter Cold Butterbeer Recipe

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