Most people who visit Hogsmeade at Universal and has butterbeer wants to know how to make it at home. You can make one for the kids and one for the adults!
“Does anyone fancy a butterbeer?” Harry Potter
I love all things Harry Potter. I am always excited to go to one of the Universal parks and step into the Wizarding World. I feel like a little kid who can’t wait to see the magic wands and drools over the colorful candy.
The Butterbeer sensation!
Butterbeer was a quick success that had HP fans buzzing with excitement. I was told by the kind young man who served us last week in Universal California, that this magical drink was meant for everyone to enjoy and so there is no dairy. I could not solidly verify this but for the record, there is dairy in my version.
My favorite part of visiting Hogsmeade is wandering around the shops with a butterbeer in hand. After visiting with my two teens and my husband, we decided that I needed to make a kid version and an adult version of butterbeer.
What’s in that yummy “cream” on top of the butterbeer?
There is a buttery/carmelly kind of fluffiness that gets put on top of the butterbeer. It really does make an already wonderful drink, divine. Honestly? I don’t have clue how Universal makes it. I used cream in mine and I did three different versions of this before settling on the one below. My husband and my kids had to taste-test it for me each time (I heard no complaints!) The recipe below won by a small margin. They were all quite tasty!.
Whether you are a Harry Potter fan or not, chances are that you’ll like this drink! Give Harry my best, next time you are in Hogsmeade!
Brown Sugar Whipped Cream
According to the taste buds of my family memebers, this is the best whipped cream to pile on top of butterbeer!
- 1 pint whipping cream
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 tsp salt
Mix all ingredients with hand mixer, stand mixer or by hand, vigorously until stiff peaks form.
To make a this without alcohol for the kiddos, omit the vodka and the butterscotch liquer and add butterscotch syrup. Stir together, ice, cream soda and 1 1/2 tablespoons of butterscotch syrup. Use a cocktail strainer to ditch the ice and pour your butterbeer into a tall glass. Top with a generous amount of brown sugar whipped cream.
- 1 1/2 ounces Vodka
- 1/2 ounce Butterscotch Liqueur
- 6 ounces Cream Soda
- 1 Tbs Brown Sugar Whipped Cream
Stir all ingredients until blended and chilled. Using a cocktail srainer, pour into a tall glass (8 ounces or bigger) and top with brown sugar whipped cream.