Copycat Butter Beer Recipe
As soon as we heard Harry Potter World was opening, we made it a goal that one day we would visit! That day finally came this year. We were able to go for our Anniversary this year. It was an amazing experience. There was so much detail to the place, that it really felt like you were there. One of the things I was looking forward to was trying the legit Butter Beer. Our personal favorite was the original. Be prepared to pay a lot of money if you want the real deal! I wanted to try recipes as soon as we got home so it would be fresh in our mind.
Above is the frozen version. It was good but a little to slushy for my taste. We ate at the Leaky Cauldron and the Three Broomsticks. The food at The Leaky Cauldron was more like eating in England and the food at the Three Broomsticks was more like what you would expect in Harry Potter.
We were worried when we saw a line to get into the restaurant, but it was fast moving. We had our food in our hands in 10 minutes. The food at the Three Broomsticks was great. If you are choosing between the two, I would definitely eat here.
I wish we had a place like this closer to us but a copycat version of Butter Beer will have to do until we can make it back!
The closest recipe I’ve tried came from Intoxicology. They actually give several recipes to try. It was so close I don’t feel the need to try any others, and it is super easy to make. My kids were thrilled to try it.
Caramel (My favorite is Smucker’s Salted Caramel Topping)
The Drink at Harry Potter World is very cold, and it is also not very fizzy. To make this close to the version I wet a mug and give it a quick drip dry and stick the empty mug in the freezer. In a separate cup I pour in the Cream Soda and a large scoop of the salted Caramel. I use the Tablespoon size spoon in my silverware set and make it heaping. Stir for quite a while. This helps combine the caramel and get out some of the carbonation. Set aside in the fridge or freezer to chill. If you want to put it in the freezer, you can add it to the mug. In a bowl, whip 1/2 cup Whipping Cream, 1/4 cup powdered sugar, and 2 teaspoons of Butterscotch Jello Powder. The trick to this is to not whip it until it is firm like you would normally do to make whip cream. You want it to set up but still have movement to it. If you lift up your beater it will foam off, not drip and not stick on. Once this is made you can take two heaping spoonfulls of the cream and top it off on your mug of butter beer. If desired, drizzle a little caramel on top of the whip cream.