If you’ve ever been to Universal Studio’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter, you’ve more then likely come across the AH-MAZING drink, Butter Beer. This fun and festive drink tastes like a combination of sweet, buttery cream soda topped with a heap of buttery foam! I’ve tried countless times to recreate it as it’s one of the most tastiest amusement park drinks I’ve ever had. I think I’ve finally come up with a recipe that does the original justice while being super simple!
What you’ll need –
- Bottled cream soda (I recommend IBC Cream Soda as I’ve found this tastes the best)
- Imitation Butter Flavor (yes, it does exist but can be a little hard to find, I always find mine near the imitation vanilla)
- Heavy Whipping Cream
Harry Potter Butter Beer Recipe:
For the Butter Beer:
1 12 oz bottle of chilled cream soda
1 tsp imitation butter flavor
OPTIONAL: 1 oz unflavored rum per serving for adults
For the Foam:
2 c heavy whipping cream
6 tbs of sugar or splenda for sugar free version
2 1/2 tsp vanilla
2 tsp imitation butter flavoring
In a large bowl, whip the heavy cream on medium-high speed for 3-4 min or until it starts to thicken. Add the sugar and continue whipping until soft peaks begin to form (another 3-4 min). Stir in the vanilla and imitation butter flavoring. Whip for another 30 sec. Next, make the Butter Beer, set out a 16 oz glass. Place the imitation butter flavoring in the glass and then pour over with the cream soda. Lightly stir. Place a generous heap of the foam on top of the poured Butter Beer. ENJOY!
Now I know it may be tempting but under NO circumstances do you use a straw to drink Butter Beer. The taste really comes out when you take a swig and the soda mixes with the foam. Plus, the best part about drinking Butter Beer is the foam mustache everyone ends up with after taking a sip! We love making our own Butter Beer and it’s always a major hit at holiday parties. I hope you have fun creating your own at home too!
Have you made your own Butter Beer? Let me know how it turned out!
La Vonne Yates says
Thank you so much!!! So can not wait to try this!! My famiily and I are Harry Potter nuts!!!
This looks so delicious! Will definitely be trying this out sometime!
Sara P. (@SensiblySara) says
I have not made Butter Beer, but I would absolutely try this recipe!
This looks fantastic. My HP loving kiddos will LOVE this…plus they can tell everyone they drank beer! 😉
I love Harry Potter! I haven’t made it to the park in Florida, but this recipe will tide me over until I can make it.
Liz Mays says
I just pinned it and I’m so excited to try it. Every time I go to Universal it’s too busy!
Tiff @ Babes and Kids says
I have heard people RAVE over butter beer. I’ve never had it and now I want to make it. My kids would go wild for the whipped cream on the top.
I am definitely going to try this!
Um, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways! My husband didn’t care for the butter beer at Universal Studios (what is wrong with him?!?!) but I absolutely loved it! Totally making this!
Nina Say says
I’m such a nerd, this is one of the most exciting things I’ve seen all day.
Richard Hicks says
This will be fun to make and sure to be a hit with everyone
Amanda T says
Looks really good. Butter beer never been to the studio but It sounds like an adventure. It’s something to give kids that has no alcohol in it.
Oh my goodness. I’m going to be making this with my boys. Thanks for sharing!
Cat Davis says
I may have to make that for hubby. He said it was his favorite part of visiting The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
Omg I NEED to try this. Had it in Disney once and it ruled.
Esperanza Gailliard says
Yummy this looks delicious. My kids would probably love it and the mason jars too.
Dan Goodrich says
Nothing beats the real thing…it’s more about the atmosphere of actually being IN the Harry Potter exhibit. If you’ve never been, make it a priority! It’s one of the best attractions my family and I have ever been to.
Passing this recipe to my husband as him and I love trying new drinks, and looking forward to trying new drinks. Thanks for sharing and looking forward to other recipes you share.
I never thought to make my own. This looks absolutely delicious!
rose paden says
This looks absolutely amazing! I have never tried butter beer but everyone I talked to says its great! I am going to have to try this one out! Thanks!
Elizabeth Ferree says
You just helped me add a drink to my Halloween party recipe. Thank you so much. Love cream soda as it is and this is going to give me a taste of the Potter Special.
A soda that tastes like Butter? I’ll pass. Seems off flavor.
Oh my goodness! I’ve always wanted to try this. I imagine it is absolutely delicious…thanks for sharing a simple version of this recipe! 🙂
Thomas Chappell says
I am deffinitly going to give this a try. My kids and their friends would really get a kick out of it.
jen bolander says
cant wait to try this
This is amazing!! But I think it would’ve tasted better flat just so you focus more on the flavor of the drink rather than the fizzing sensation.
Is the amounts for the foam only enough for one glass? I am trying to do a library program, so I would need enough butterbeer and foam for a group of kids.
Link Fairy says
Good question! This recipe actually makes about a large plastic bowl full, so I have enough for a good amount of people. If you have more then 8 cups to fill I would double the foam recipe 🙂
Matthew T says
Wow I want to try this, it looks good!
will vogenitz says
Can’t wait to make it & try it. Sounds delicious.
Going to try with my kids thanks
Christopher Marlowe says
I have got to try this!
Kristian Theissen says
Nom nom. Might have to try this.
Arnie D. says
I think I’m gonna try this on Halloween!!
Adriana Gonzalez says
I had no clue there was Imitation Butter Flavor. Whaattt. Looks delicious though, I’ll be giving this a try soon.
I had no idea Imitation Butter Flavor existed. I’m curious if this compares to the real deal! excited to try!
Tamra Phelps says
Oh, this is great! I bet a lot of people would love to try this. I’ll try it on my niece & nephews.
I’ve never tried the Butter Beer at Universal, so it’s super cool to find a recipe online!
juli guthrie says
Yum! We tried to make it once with a different recipe and it was very rich, much more so than it was at Universal. Thanks for sharing this!
Dorothy Boucher says
No I have never made my own, I actually never even heard of this but this sounds delicious and from the looks on your children faces it has to be 🙂 Something I am going to try and see if I can get my grandchildren to make happy faces 🙂
Yum! This looks and sounds so delicious. I know my whole family will love it! Going to get my mason jars down right now…
April V says
This looks so good! Plan on trying it with the kids soon!
I do not remember this being mentioned in the movies we’ve watched so far but the kids love the taste! thanks for the recipe
They have it when the go to Diagon Alley, at the Leaky Cauldron. … I can’t remember the exact movie in afraid
Sandra Watts says
Oh man does this sound good. I am definitely gonna have to give this a try. Thanks.
I’m thirsty now
MJ Dee says
I am so excited about making this! Thank you for sharing this incredible recipe. It is my daughter’s favorite and I will surprise her this weekend!! WOW!!!
Thomas Chappell says
I commented a while back that we were going to give this a try we did and it as amazing. We will be making it again this year for Halloween for sure.
Holly Thomas says
I will be making this for my Halloween party!
Deborah D says
This sounds so good. I am definitely making this.
clifford moellering says
this is cool
Oh em gee this sounds amazing and thanks for sharing this nom with us.
Leslie Ross says
OMG thank you so much
Shakeia Rieux says
This would be something I would love to try.I have never heard of butter beer or tried any beverages with butter flavor before.
Natalie Brown says
This sounds absolutely delicious! I love cream soda so this is right up my ally. Thank-you for the easy recipe too. 🙂
Sue E says
WOW! THANK YOU for a sugar-free recipe for us Diabetics!! I love cream soda!! Pinning of course, so I can make this when I purchase the ingredients!!!
I can’t wait to try this. Butter beer and pumpkin juice are the only them park foods I ever buy at Universal, and the foam is the best part. Would be nice to be able to have it at home.
Jen Rowe says
YUM! Love Butter Beer!
Pamela Gurganus says
I have some die hard Harry Potter fans in my family that would absolutely love this! I can’t wait to try making it for them. Thank you for sharing!
nina mackrain says
This sounds awesome, thanks!
Tramond Roper says
Debra Holloway says
This looks delicious. Those precious children seem to enjoy it immensely.
Michelle S says
OMG – didn’t know I could make this at home! My daughter and I loved it at Universal – she didn’t love the foam though.
Lesley F says
This looks fun to try
Johnathan Bennett says
This sounds really delicious!
rowena hubble says
I always wondered what butterbeer would taste like sounds yunny
Wendy Rafferty says
I am definitely making these for my family! Huge Harry Potter fans! They are going to love it! Thanks for the great recipe!
Lauryn R says
I avelove Harry Potter and have been wanting a recipe for butterbeer for forever now, thank you!! I can’t wait to make it, I’ll probably be more excited than my kids lol!
April Vaughan says
Awesome. Will have to try it!!
Laura Andry says
This is so fun! I love Harry Potter and just started reading the first book to my children. I SO want to go to Universal in Florida and check it out. I think maybe over the holidays we will try to make butterbeer as a treat. Thanks!
Brenna Stovic says
This sounds so yummy! My husband would love to try this!!!
Karen Haley says
Now this is going to make my son’s birthday party unforgettable!
Melissa W. says
Butter Beer! This is great. Thanks for sharing.
Laura Miller says
This is so adorable! I’m making them for my son’s sleepover this weekend!….minus the rum, of course! Thank you!
Matt R. says
Wow, that looks really good. Going to have to make it.
Jodi Hunter says
I am definitely going to try this! SOUNDS YUMMY!
Liz lutes says
My family is definitely going to have to try this recipe. Thank you so much for sharing. We love Harry potter!
tammy holzer says
Can’t wait to try the hatty potter rum beer….
Melissa C says
I can’t wait to try this with my kids! We were at Universal in February. The butter beer (and pumpkin juice are both delicious! Thanks for the recipe 🙂
denise low says
My grandchildren would love for me to make this when they come over. Thank you for sharing.
Lisa Robertson says
Oh my goodness! This looks delicious! I will be making my Harry Potter fans very, very soon! Thank you for posting!
Evangelina E. says
This looks easy to make. I think its the perfect addition to a kids birthday party! Thanks for sharing it with us!
Sarah L says
My best friend loves all things Harry Potter and we enjoyed butter beer when we went to Universal Studios.
Lindsay Giedosh says
I’ve ALWAYS wanted to make my very own butter beer!
Elizabeth Romero says
This looks really good, cant wait to try it myself.
Minta Boggs says
I have tried the butter beer at Universal but would love to try it at home as I’m sure it won’t cost that much! 🙂
Sherry Keef says
I think I may try this with the adult ingredient.
Heather Q says
That sounds fantastic. I can’t wait to try it!
I will be making this immediately. Thanks for the recipe 🙂
Kaye Newman says
This looks so yummy! I have got to try making this.
Sheila Ritter says
I cannot wait to try this!
Anne Stull says
cannot wait to try this! My son will LOVE it!
Linda Gawthrop says
Going to try this over the holidays!
I will definitely try this! It looks awesome! 🙂
Richard Hicks says
What a cool recipe. Will have to make this the kids.
Betsy Rubendall Barnes says
Such a great recipe! I have never had Butter Bear, definitely going to give it a try 🙂
Natalie Patalie says
Ooooohhhh this sounds amazing! Can’t wait to try it 😀
Hannah C says
What a cool idea! It looks delicious!
Sheila Thompson says
Mmmmmmmm Thanks! I am going to print this off and use it later!
Gabriela Anderson says
So have to try this out.