Homemade butter beer recipe


Homemade butter beer -a creamy butterscotch flavored float inspired by Harry Potter!

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. It is the perfect summer drink!

This is what I came up with…


Homemade Butter Beer made with ice cream + butterscotch and cream soda. We love this creamy and delicious drink!

Homemade butter beer recipe

Did you make this recipe?

Homemade butter beer+ Islands of Adventure


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


Place ice cream, ice, butterscotch and cream soda in a blender. Mix until combined. Serve in cold glasses and top with whipped cream and extra butterscotch if desired. Enjoy! :)

**You can add crushed vanilla wavers in too*

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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.

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! Such a fun place to visit and of course sip on butter beer! YUM!!
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:  This post was in partnership with Universal Orlando Resort. All opinions are 100% my own. HUGE thanks to Universal Orlando, Loews Pacific Resort and Mom it Forward for inviting our family.

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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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30 comments on “Homemade butter beer recipe”

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

  2. 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. 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. 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. Hey, you were hanging out in my neck of the woods! Looks like lots of fun! I hear everybody rave about butter beer, it sounds delicious. :0)

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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!

  9. 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!

  10. 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.

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

  12. 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!!!

  13. I just got back from Universal Orlando. I had to have a butterbeer. Yummy!

  14. 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 :)


  15. 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!


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

    • 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! :)

  17. I came across these on Pinterest! I can’t wait to make them for my Harry Potter themed Halloween Party this weekend! Thanks for sharing!

  18. I never  had the chance to taste butter beer…recipe looks easy.  Must try for sure!

  19. Mehndi design videos Reply

    I love frozen butter beer!!

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