A Butterbeer Recipe For Fans of Wizarding World Ice Cream

Wizarding World inspired Butterbeer cooler.

Wizarding World inspired Butterbeer cooler.

Craving Butterbeer?

Ah, Butterbeer. You are so delicious, and thanks to the culinary geniuses at Universal Orlando, you come in so many different forms: hot, cold, frozen, fudge, potted cream, and perhaps most delectable of all, ice cream. We must take our Sorting Hats off to those crafty UO witches and wizards; they sure know how to transfigure a Butterbeer recipe.

There is really only one thing to hate about the oh-so-tasty Butterbeer concoctions - you can only get them in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter! Sure, we all like to call Hogwarts home, but the fact is that it can be tricky to get to the parks to indulge whenever the Butterbeer craving strikes (you know, like every day). 

And getting your hands on the REAL Butterbeer recipe is all but impossible. We have it on good authority that they keep it in the oldest, deepest, darkest vault at Gringott's Bank. 

Of course, there's no Goblin that can stop us from whipping out our wands to create our own magical Butterbeer recipe. So, that's exactly what we did. We call our mixture a Butterbeer Cooler. It's not the frozen Butterbeer that we all love or the Butterbeer ice cream sold at Florean Fortescue's in Diagon Alley; it's more like something in between. If you're craving Butterbeer and can't make it to the parks, give this recipe a try.

Butterbeer Cooler Recipe

This Butterbeer recipe makes one drink with plenty of thick creamy Butterbeer flavored topping (enough to top your drink and eat leftovers by the spoonful). You can double or triple the recipe to make additional servings. 

Butterbeer recipe ingredients.

Butterbeer recipe ingredients.

Cooler Ingredients

3 generous scoops of vanilla bean ice cream (we used Edy's Slow Churned ice cream)
1/2 cup cream soda (we used A&W Cream Soda)
3 tablespoons butterscotch flavored topping (we used Smucker's)
2 teaspoons butter extract (we used McCormick)

Topping Ingredients

1/2 cup heavy whipping cream (we used Land O Lakes)
3 tablespoons of marshmallow crème (we used Kraft Jet-Puffed)
1 1/2 tablespoons butterscotch flavored topping (we used Smucker's)
3/4 teaspoon butter extract (we used McCormick)


Mix the cooler ingredients in a blender until smooth. Pour the mixture into a tall glass. 

In a separate bowl, whip the topping ingredients at high speed until stiff peaks form. (We like to use a Kitchen Aid mixer for the whipping part to keep things fast and easy.)

Take your glass of Butterbeer Cooler and spoon the desired amount of topping onto the top of the drink. Eat the leftover topping with a spoon because it's delicious and you really shouldn't waste any Butterbeer yumminess - that's just irresponsible. Then, enjoy the rest of your Butterbeer Cooler. 

Rinse and repeat until you have a chance to get to the theme parks to indulge in the REAL Butterbeer. Yum.

Finished Butterbeer Cooler.

Finished Butterbeer Cooler.