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
By the way, if you’re wondering where I got my awesome non-edible items in the display up top, they’re all from my local Cost Plus World Market’s Halloween display!
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 light 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!