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All Things Butterbeer


It’s no secret that one of the most sought after treats from The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is none other than the famous Butterbeer. I mean, how many pictures have you seen of guests proudly showing off their butterbeer in front of Gringott’s Bank or Hogwarts? Here, I’ll show you:

No one knows for sure what is in Butterbeer, but most people agree that it has a sweet, butterscotch flavor.  I’ve heard speculation that it also tastes like it might have cream soda, vanilla, or shortbread flavoring.  Whatever those witches and wizards put in their magical concoction, we can all agree it is delicious! 

But did you know there are multiple ways to experience butterbeer at Universal Orlando Resort?!  In fact, some of my favorite butterbeer treats aren’t even drinks at all!  If you’ve got a sweet tooth and a love for Harry Potter, you’ll want to experience as many butterbeer treats as you can!

Sip that Butterbeer

Let’s start off with the gold standard.  When most people think of butterbeer they think of the drink.  Fans of the book series will know that butterbeer is traditionally a hot beverage.  I’m happy to say that hot butterbeer is now available year-round!  Seeing as how we’re in Florida, most people aren’t looking for a warm drink though, so luckily there are also 2 refreshing options if you want something cooler. 

  •          Cold Butterbeer (liquid form)
  •          Frozen Butterbeer (slushie!)
  •          Hot Butterbeer (like hot chocolate, but butterscotch)

If you are over the age of 21 and happen to be at a location that serves the infamous firewhiskey, try ordering a shot and adding it to your butterbeer drink!

You can find all three beverages at The Leaky Cauldron, The Hopping Pot, The Three Broomsticks, and Hog’s Head.  Additionally, you can get cold or frozen butterbeer at The Fountain of Fair Fortune and select carts in Hogsmeade.

Getting Munchie?  Grab a Butterbeer snack!

ICE CREAM

Butterbeer ice cream comes in soft-serve form.  There are multiple locations to find this treat including Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream Parlour, The Hopping Pot, and The Three Broomsticks.  Butterbeer is also available in hard-packed form at various kiosks throughout Hogsmeade (subject to availability).

 

FUDGE

I’ll be honest—I wasn’t expecting much from this when I ordered it, but boy was I wrong!  This turned out to be a family favorite, and we found ourselves wishing we had gotten another square to share.  It is unique because it actually has two layers:  shortbread on the bottom and then the creamy butterscotch fudge on top.  You can find butterbeer fudge at Honeyduke’s and Sugarplum’s Sweet Shop.


POTTED CREAM   

This sounds exotic, but basically it is like butterbeer pudding.  It is probably one of the more overlooked butterbeer treats, but I really enjoyed it.  It didn’t seem quite as sweet as some of it’s counterparts and was just the right way to finish a meal.  You can find the potted cream at The Leaky Cauldron or The Three Broomsticks.


Aubrey's love of Disney started at an early age with her first visit to Walt Disney World when she was just 9 months old. You can email Aubrey at aubrey@kingdomkonsultant.com. 


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