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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!

Jamielyn Nye is the owner and managing editor of I Heart Nap Time. She aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. Her unique projects have been featured on many popular websites, including: BHG, Martha Stewart, Fox, ABC, People, Parents and more. When she’s not creating . . . Jamielyn loves to chase her two little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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26 Responses to “Homemade butter beer+ Islands of Adventure”

  1. Cailey Brown

    Loved seeing all your pics. Brings back fun memories. I’m going to try your recipe, sounds yummy!

  2. Melissa @ No. 2 Pencil

    Oh my gosh, my kids would be in heaven! We have disneyland passes, but we need to get over to Florida!

    I’m going to make the butterbeer for my little guy this weekend. He is going to go crazy!

    Such cute pics!!!

  3. marissa

    big fat sloppy kisses to you my friend. I’ve been dreaming of butter beer since our Potterworld trip a few years ago but haven’t ever taken the time to experiment. I’m SO excited. We’re planning to have a Yule Ball this year so you bet this will be on the menu. Thanks!

  4. Annette

    Oh yum, yum, yum! I’ve decided to treat myself to a weekend getaway to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter when my twins finally wean as a “congratulations, you’ve nursed for 14 years!” present to myself.

  5. Randi

    A worker told me there was crushed up nilla wafers in the butterbeer also. Its so good I’m definitely trying your recipe!

  6. Kim

    It looks like you had such fun. I loved the pictures. It sounds like such a great place to visit. It was so cool for your son to meet the Super Heroes. I am sure that the look on his face is something you will always remember. That was great that they came to see him. It takes me back to when my children were young. Thanks so much for sharing your trip with us.

  7. Kami

    Ooooh! I’m going to have to try your recipe! I seriously can’t get enough of butterbeer!

    So many fun pictures. Yay for Universal! Such a fun trip!

  8. Krystle Wainscott

    We were able to go to Disney World & Islands of Adventure this past May, and I so loved The Wizarding World of Harry Potter! It was like walking straight into the book! I took sooo many pics (one of which is still the background on my phone). We had such a great time! :) I love reading about your trip! Brings back memories!

  9. Debs- Learn with Play

    Oh boy, My husband and I are huge Harry fans and we would LOVE to go here! It looks awesome… and I’ll be trying that delicious sounding butter beer for sure. If it was made like that, no wonder they enjoyed it so much/often, lol. mmm.

  10. Mary

    love love love the beer butter at universal Orlando. We were there in May..
    Thanks for the recipe, can’t wait to try it.

  11. Trista

    Loved this recipe…..thanks so much!! I absolutely loved Harry Potter world when my family and I went a year ago!!! My family also loves the butter beer recipe!! Going to share this with lots of friends!! Thanks again for the great recipe!!!

  12. Tatyana

    Where have you found the butterscotch syrup? I’ve looked at every grocery store, and specialty store and they seem to have every flavor other than this one :)

  13. Tatyana

    Were you using the butterscotch syrup, like an ice cream topping version? I have been searching for a Torani type flavoring syrup. Let me know if you have a picture of the one you suggest!

  14. Ali

    How many servings does this make? Also, have you come across a good flavored whipped topping recipe for this drink?

    • Jamielyn

      Hi Ali! This serves around 4. I haven’t found a good flavored whipped topping, but you could always add caramel into the whipped cream…I think it would be yummy! :)