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Even if you haven’t read the Harry Potter series, you’d definitely heard of butterbeer. It’s the popular wizarding beverage created by J.K. Rowling and you can try it in real life of all the theme parks, you can only order butterbeer at Universal Studio’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando Florida!
Sipping on chilled butterbeer at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter is essential for the ultimate Harry Potter experience but did you know there are actually 6 different ways to enjoy butterbeer? Harry Potter fans rejoice, you can drink butterbeer IRL and make all your muggle friends jealous!
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What is Butterbeer?
But first, let’s talk about what is butterbeer? If you’ve watched any of the Happy Potter movies, you would have learned about this popular beverage that they drink throughout the books and movies. Butterbeer tastes like cream soda and butterscotch with a sweet, forthy topping. There’s no actual beer in butterbeer despite its name and it’s very sweet.
1. Cold Butterbeer
Let’s start with the classic cold butterbeer – sweet and carbonated with a frothy finish. To me, it tastes like cream soda! Dangerously addicting… You can even order it in a take-home souvenir cup to remember your trip to Universal Orlando Resort.
This was my first sip of butterbeer and I immediately felt transported to Hogwarts!
WHERE TO FIND IT: Outdoor carts in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, The Three Broomsticks restaurant, and Hog’s Head Pub.
2. Frozen Butterbeer
If you’re visiting Universal Studios during the summer when the humidity is 100%, frozen butterbeer is a lifesaver. If you like slushies, you’ll love frozen butterbeer. It comes with a little topping of whipped cream on top.
WHERE TO FIND IT: Outdoor carts in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, The Three Broomsticks restaurant, and Hog’s Head Pub in Hogsmeade at Islands of Adventure.
3. Hot butterbeer
Not all the butterbeer stands sell hot butterbeer but you can find it at the Three Broomsticks restaurant. It’s a comforting, warm cup of caramel goodness!
WHERE TO FIND IT: Three Broomsticks restaurant in Hogsmeade at Islands of Adventure.
4. Butterbeer soft serve
You have to try butterbeer in frozen version – aka butterbeer ice cream/soft serve!
Go to Florean Fortescue’s Ice Cream Parlour in Diagon Alley™. It’s a vanilla soft serve base with swirls of butterscotch and toffee (left cone). The hardest decision you’ll have to make it if you want in a cup, waffle cone, or souvenir glass.
WHERE TO FIND IT: Florean Fortescue’s Ice Cream Parlour
5. Butterbeer potted cream
Butterbeer potted cream is my second favorite form of butterbeer. It’s silky and smooth with a butterscotch flavor that’s not cloyingly sweet. The pudding is served cold in a glass jar at Leaky Cauldron that you can take with you.
WHERE TO FIND IT: The leaky cauldron
6. Butterbeer fudge
Butterbeer even comes in fudge form that’s perfect to take a little butterbeer back home! You can find butterbeer fudge at the Hogsmeade sweet shop in Hogsmeade.
WHERE TO FIND IT: Honeydukes or Sugarplum’s Sweet Shop in Diagon Alley
How much is Harry Potter butterbeer at Universal Studios Orlando?
This is Universal Studios so butterbeer can be a bit pricey.
TIP: The Quick Service Universal Dining Plan includes one quick serve meal (includes an entree platter, soft drink), another soft drink, and one snack for $23.99. Butterbeer counts as a snack!
- Cold Butterbeer – $7.50 (including tax)
- Frozen Butterbeer – $7.50 (including tax)
- Hot Butterbeer – $7.50 (including tax)
- Butterbeer ice cream – $5.49
- Butterbeer potted cream – $5.29
- Butterbeer fudge – $3.95