Homemade butter beer+ Islands of Adventure

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Earlier today I posted day one at Universal Orlando and I’m back with day two. But first let’s talk about butter beer. Has anyone tried it? Frozen is my favorite. If you like butterscotch flavoring you will LOVE homemade butter beer. It tastes like a frozen butterscotch creamsicle. Of course I had to re-create this delicious drink at home. This is what I came up with…

Homemade butter beer+ Islands of Adventure


  • 1 quart vanilla ice cream
  • 1/4 cup butterscotch syrup or topping
  • 32 oz cream soda
  • 1/2 cup ice (more as needed)


  1. Place ice cream, ice, butterscotch and cream soda in a blender. Mix until combined. Serve in cold glasses and top with whipped cream if desired. Enjoy! :)
  2. **You can add crushed vanilla wavers in too*

Here is the butterscotch topping I used in my drink. I found it at Walmart near the ice cream toppings

butterscotch syrup


We absolutely loved The Islands of Adventure and Harry Potter World. Here’s some more pic’s from our trip (picture overload -winks).

I loved the whole atmosphere in Harry Potter World. My husband is a big Harry Potter fan so he was excited to go on the ride. I could of stayed there all day and just shopped, while sipping butter beer of course!

The shops were my absolute favorite! I LOVED the candy store. I bought a chocolate frog, a chocolate wand and chocolate flies. Yes I like chocolate… ;) The pumpkin juice was yummy too!

The kids favorite part of our trip was visiting Dr Seus Landing. Carson’s favorite rides were One Fish, Two Fish, Dr. Seuss train ride and Cat In The Hat. Emmalyn loved the candy store! I loved the whole atmosphere there. It was so bright and colorful. It really is such a fun place for kids!

After lunch our tour guide set up a “secret” meet and greet with all the Super Heroes. My little boy is obsessed with Spiderman and had been talking about meeting him all week. Our guide took us back in their alley and we got to see them all drive up on their motorcycles. You should of seen my sons face. He was in SUPER HERO HEAVEN! He really was speechless. And now he is pretty much BFF’s with Spiderman and tells all his friends about it. It is so cute!

After Islands of Adventure we headed back to the resort to take a little nap and then got ready for a night out on the town. We were treated to a Luau that evening, which was spectacular. We ate yummy food and even got pulled up on stage for a little dancing. It was a lot of fun! After the Luau we headed to The Blue Man Group and absolutely loved the show. It was hilarious!  Have you ever been? I definitely recommend it.

My family had such a wonderful time at Universal Orlando. It was so good to be able to spend quality time together. It was also so fun  meeting the staff at Universal and the other bloggers and their families.  I feel so grateful that my family had the opportunity to go on this amazing trip. This will definitely be a trip we remember the rest of our lives!

Disclosure:  Universal Orlando Resort sponsored all travel, accommodations and activities for my family during this trip. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. HUGE thanks to Universal Orlando, Loews Pacific Resort and Mom it Forward for inviting our family on this amazing trip!

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Jamielyn Nye

Lifestyle expert, Pinterest tastemaker and blogger at iheartnaptime.com. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her two little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.