Quick and Easy Butterbeer Recipe

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Butterbeer Recipe – How to make a super simple, quick and easy, homemade butterbeer recipe. Just mix and stir your favorite sweet drink from the Harry Potter series.

Tall glass mug of homemade butterbeer with frothy whipped cream topping and a paper straw on a Hogwarts shirt

It’s been a couple of years since we last visited the Wizarding World in Universal and had a big tall glass of butterbeer. So I thought it was high time that I make my own butterbeer recipe.

As I mentioned with my Polyjuice Potion recipe, I’m creating a few Harry Potter recipes for my fellow Harry Potter fans. I’ve heard tell there’s a new movie coming out in November, and it’s got me all excited.

This homemade butterbeer is a little different from other recipes I’ve seen in that it makes a smaller amount, AND it’s quick and easy… No stove time with this recipe!

tall mug of cold butterbeer with ingredients for butterbeer recipe around it

That’s right, no standing in front of the stove stirring. You’ll basically mix your ingredients in your favorite mug (or in a punch bowl for a larger amount) and serve it. Easy peasy!

You may also love this butterbeer buttercream frosting that pairs so scrumptiously with chocolate cupcakes, it’s not even funny. And if you need a good breakfast recipe, butterbeer pancakes from scratch are the best!

I JUST WANT THE RECIPE! TAKE ME TO THE BUTTERBEER RECIPE!

If you’d rather skip all of my mixing tips, important cooking info for this recipe, and similar recipe ideas – and get straight to the delicious recipe for Butterbeer – just scroll down to the bottom, where you’ll find a printable recipe card.

FIRST OF ALL, WHAT IS BUTTERBEER?

If you’ve never had butterbeer, you’re in for a real treat, my friend.

quick and easy butterbeer recipe in large glass mug with paper straw

Butterbeer is a drink the characters in the Harry Potter series enjoyed from time to time, especially when visiting Hogsmeade.

It’s a sort of butterscotch (caramel-ish) sweet drink that’s served hot or cold (cold in this case). It’s described as a “less-sickly butterscotch.”

It also has a little bit of fizz to it, and in the series, possibly a little bit of alcohol.

Now mine doesn’t have any alcohol, simply because I don’t like the taste of it. But it’s definitely something you can think about adding, maybe a little bit of rum?

homemade butterbeer recipe in glass mug with whipped cream

Fandom has a really good explanation of butterbeer and all the who/what/when/where/why/hows of it.

BUTTERBEER INGREDIENTS YOU’LL NEED

You’ll need a few butterbeer ingredients to make your own yummy Harry Potter drinks:

butterbeer ingredients for butterbeer recipe, including cream soda, butterscotch topping, caramel extract, butter extract, salted butter, and whipped cream

DO I HAVE TO USE HOMEMADE WHIPPED CREAM?

While I prefer to use homemade whipped cream, you can totally use store bought.

homemade whipped cream in green bowl for butterbeer recipe

I prefer the texture and the ingredients that are in homemade whipped cream. It’s really simple and easy to make.

TIPS FOR HOW TO MAKE BUTTERBEER

Butterbeer is super easy to make. In fact, you can mix it up in a bigger batch for a large group and use a punch bowl; or you can mix up a small amount for individual mugs.

mix butterbeer ingredients together with whipped cream for butterbeer recipe

First you’ll mix together the whipped cream, butterscotch topping, melted butter, butter extract, and caramel extract in a small mixing bowl.

whipped cream mixture for butterbeer recipe in green mixing bowl

Add a tablespoon of the whipped cream mixture into the bottom of your mug. Then pour in 1/2 cup of the cream soda and stir.

Add another tablespoon dollop of the whipped cream on top and stir. It’ll fizz up and the whipped cream mixture will expand, creating a fizzy top that’ll give you a butterbeer mustache when you drink it.

boy drinking butterbeer recipe from glass mug with whipped cream mustache

Now these instructions are for a smaller mug. If you’re mixing up a taller, larger mug like I show in the pictures, you’ll want to double the amounts I give.

close up of Harry Potter butterbeer recipe in large glass mug

Usually less is more when it comes to butterbeer because it can be a really sweet drink. The smaller mug is usually enough for me to curb my butterbeer cravings.

MORE HARRY POTTER THEME PARTY FOOD YOU WILL LOVE:

Golden Snitch Snickerdoodle Cookie Pops

And my friend Linda, from Life on Summerhill, will show you how to make the prettiest decorations for a Harry Potter celebration!

quick and easy butterbeer recipe with frothy whipped cream in glass mug

KITCHEN TOOLS YOU’LL NEED TO MAKE HARRY POTTER BUTTERBEER:

Liquid Measuring Cup

Mixing Bowl

Fun Mugs – Some of my favorites are this Magical Marauder’s Map Mug, this Hedwig Mug, this Morphing Book Cover Mug, this Espresso Patronum Mug, and this Butterbeer Mug.

BUTTERBEER RECIPE

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Quick and Easy Butterbeer Recipe

How to make a super simple, quick and easy, homemade butterbeer recipe. Just mix and stir your favorite sweet drink from the Harry Potter series.

Course Beverage, Drinks
Cuisine Beverage, Drink
Keyword butterbeer, butterbeer recipe, Harry Potter, Harry Potter drinks, Harry Potter recipes, how to make butterbeer
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 202 kcal
Author Mel Lockcuff

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a small mixing bowl, mix together the whipped cream, butterscotch topping, melted butter, butter extract, and caramel extract.

  2. Add 1 tablespoon of the whipped cream mixture into the bottom of your mug.*

  3. Then pour in 1/2 cup of the cream soda and stir.

  4. Add another tablespoon of the whipped cream on top and stir. 

  5. The mixture will fizz up and the whipped cream will expand, creating a fizzy top that'll give you a butterbeer mustache when you drink it.

Recipe Notes

*These instructions are for a smaller mug. If you're mixing up a taller, larger mug like I show in the pictures, you'll want to double the amounts I give.

Looking for a festive Harry Potter mug? Some of my favorites are this Magical Marauder's Map Mug, this Hedwig Mug, this Morphing Book Cover Mug, this Espresso Patronum Mug, and this Butterbeer Mug.

Nutrition Facts
Quick and Easy Butterbeer Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 202 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 13mg4%
Sodium 82mg4%
Potassium 11mg0%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Sugar 39g43%
Vitamin A 140IU3%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
quick and easy homemade butterbeer recipe from Harry Potter series
quick and easy Harry Potter butterbeer recipe

8 thoughts on “Quick and Easy Butterbeer Recipe”

    • Aja, hmmmm… I think I’d almost take one of those big drink coolers with me (depending on the size of your group) and mix it up there, so it’s fresh with the whipped cream.

    • Cindy, you would definitely need to quadruple (or more) the recipe ingredients. I’d probably use either a large cooler or a large punch bowl, preferably a punch bowl so you have the fizzy effect.

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