I’m a Potterphile. You probably are, too, otherwise why would you be ogling a butterbeer recipe? Maybe you just like butter and beer? That’s legit. Either way, at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, the butterbeer (and frozen version… and pumpkin juice, now that I’m talking about it) is divine. Transcendent, even. And considering how small the place was back in 2011 when I was there, it needed something to keep me coming back. It’s since been expanded with a Hogsmeade area, and I hear, much better.
I tried to recreate the spirit of that version with it’s creamy cap of whatever fabulousness they put on top (seriously, what is that yumminess?), but with less of a sugar buzz. The base is creamy and a little buttery thanks to imitation butter flavor, and the top is sweetened whipped cream. Oh my.
I wish I had a shot of the butterbeer itself, but I think we all drank it so fast that there just wasn’t a spare moment to stop chugging. At least I got to keep that magical mug, right?
Hogwarts Express, take me away!
This version of the delish treat is low calorie and booze-optional. We know in the books that butterbeer is a wee bit alcoholic, but like… kid-friendly, too? I love you, my motherland. Add some light rum if you want a buzzier butterbeer.
Let’s talk about how you can make it for your own Potter party to go with some pumpkin pasties. Clicky that photo for that recipe! –>
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- 24 oz diet cream soda (like Zevia)
- 3/4 cup heavy cream (or Cool Whip for a faster option)
- 2 Tbsp sugar substitute (like Swerve)
- 1 tsp imitation butter flavor, divided
- 1/4 tsp salt
- Optional: sugar free butterscotch drizzle
- Combine the cream soda, 1/2 tsp butter flavor, and salt.
- Combine heavy cream with the other 1/2 tsp butter flavor in a mixer until softly whipped. Fold in the sugar substitute.
- To serve, divide cream soda mixture between 4 glasses and top with the whipped cream and optional butterscotch drizzle.
- I served mine in this butterbeer mug from The Wizarding World.
If you make this recipe, share a photo and hashtag it #BIJOUXANDBITS. I’d love to see what you’re cooking!
I’ll have to try this one blended with milk and ice next time, eh? Mmm.