This copycat frozen butterbeer recipe tastes just like the drink you can get at Universal Studios. It is so easy to make at home and only has 3 ingredients!
A few weeks ago, Jacob and I decided to take a road trip to Universal Studios in Hollywood, California. Universal Studios is pretty neat, especially if you are a movie buff (likes us!), but the best part? The Wizarding World of Harry Potter!
As soon as I stepped into that park, I was completely immersed in the Harry Potter world. Employees were decked out with robes and wands. Stores, restaurants and memorabilia from the books/movies were placed all throughout the park. Jacob and I both read and cherished all of the Harry Potter books as kids, so visiting this park felt like all of our childhood dreams were coming true. It was quite magical, and like nothing I have ever experienced before in a theme park.
One of the highlights of the park for me was of course the food! All of the food I had previously only read about and seen in the movies was there right before my eyes!
Honeydukes was packed with all kinds of wizarding goodies, it was a shame I couldn’t try everything! We decided to not go overboard and just buy the classics: a chocolate frog and Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans. Jacob and I also tried some delicious food at the Three Broomsticks.
What is the butterbeer at Universal Studios made of?
My favorite thing to get my hands on at the park was the frozen butterbeer. Made of a cream soda butterscotch liquid and a sweet, whipped cream topping, this drink is simply to die for. The butterbeer comes in two forms, cold and frozen. But I think I prefer the frozen one. At $5 a pop though, the price was a bit expensive for our taste. Let’s just say we only ended up buying one drink each during our visit and we savored those drinks for all they were worth!
Since returning from Harry Potter World, I’ve been dying to recreate the frothy butterscotch drink. With a few simple ingredients, I’d say this copycat recipe for butterbeer comes pretty darn close to the real thing!
If you like this recipe, you’ll also want to try my other drink recipes.
- Mexican Hot Chocolate
- Mexican Horchata
- Harry Potter Pumpkin Juice
- Hibiscus Herbal Iced Tea
- Dole Pineapple Whip Smoothie
Bring the magic of Harry Potter to your home, and watch your childhood come to life, with this easy copycat frozen butterbeer recipe!
- 2 liters cream soda
- 6-8 Tbsp butterscotch syrup
- 6 Tbsp heavy whipping cream
- 1 Tbsp butterscotch syrup
Pour cream soda into ice cube trays (you can use as much soda for the ice as you would like, but I would recommend having at least half of the soda unfrozen for the drinks). Freeze the soda until completely frozen, this will take a few hours.
Make the whipped cream topping by mixing the whipping cream and butterscotch syrup with an electric mixer. Mix on high for a couple of minutes until the topping has reached a thick consistency.
After the topping has been made, pour the rest of the soda, ice cubes and butterscotch syrup in a blender (depending on the consistency of drinks that you would like, you can add in more or less of the soda). Mix all of the ingredients together.
Pour into glasses and top with whipped cream topping. Serve immediately.