Butterbeer is a fictional beverage from the “Harry Potter” series created by J.K. Rowling. It is described as a popular wizarding drink with a taste resembling butterscotch and a slight alcoholic content. In the books, it is often enjoyed by characters when visiting places like the Three Broomsticks Inn or the Hog’s Head Inn in the wizarding village of Hogsmeade. Over the years, due to the popularity of the series, various real-world interpretations and recipes for Butterbeer have been created, often served as a non-alcoholic drink reminiscent of a cream soda with a butterscotch flavor.

Butterbeer from Harry Potter

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There are many variations of Butterbeer recipes out there, so feel free to adjust the ingredients and proportions to suit your taste preferences. Some recipes also incorporate other ingredients like vanilla ice cream or caramel sauce for additional flavor nuances.


  • Cream soda

  • Butterscotch syrup or butterscotch schnapps (for an alcoholic version)

  • Whipped cream

  • Butter extract (optional, for added flavor)


  • Pour cream soda into a glass, leaving some room at the top for whipped cream.
  • Add butterscotch syrup or butterscotch schnapps to the cream soda, adjusting the amount to taste. If using syrup, start with around 1-2 tablespoons per serving and adjust based on your preference.
  • If desired, add a few drops of butter extract for extra flavor. Be cautious with the extract as it can be quite potent.
  • Stir gently to combine the ingredients.
  • Top the drink with a generous dollop of whipped cream.
  • Optionally, drizzle a little extra butterscotch syrup on top of the whipped cream for decoration and added flavor.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy your homemade Butterbeer!

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