I realize I kind of missed the boat on the Harry Potter treats.  But Halloween is all about witches and wizards, so I thought it was time to bring it back!  That, and I have a 7 year old who is completely obsessed.  He has read 5 of the books so far, and is just waiting until we let him start book 6.  He will sit and read them for hours, he loves them so much.  I am sure you can guess what he is being for Halloween :)

So, I thought it would be fun to make him some Butterbeer this Halloween.  There are so many recipes out there, and it was way easier to make then I ever thought it would be.  I made the whipped topping from scratch, but if you were in a hurry, you could flavor some cool whip, and I am sure it would still be great!  In a matter of minutes you can be transported to The Three Broomsticks.

My 7 year absolutely loved this.  He was so excited that we made it.  Even I enjoyed my glass.  I hope you make this for all of your witches and wizards for Halloween.

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All the witches and wizards need a fun drink just like Harry Potter

10 minPrep Time

10 minTotal Time

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  • 1 2 liter bottle Cream Soda (cold)
  • 3 tsp butter flavor (imitation butter extract)
  • Foam
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 tsp butter flavor


  1. Prepare the foam: Using an electric mixer whip the heavy cream until soft peaks (about 4-5 minutes). Add the powdered sugar, vanilla, and butter flavor. Beat until stiff peaks, about another minute.
  2. In a large pitcher mix the butter flavor and the Cream Soda. Pour into about 8 glasses. Top with foam to serve.


Adapted from Bakingdom






  1. OMG, he’s 7 and he’s read all the 5 books? He is awesome! This is such a creative idea for kids’ treat! I’m sure they approve!

  2. I just finished the 7th book (for the first time), so I appreciate this!

  3. I totally missed the boat, too, Erin but I have wanted to make butterbeer. It sounds so good!

  4. Ohhh yummy! This looks so good!!

  5. How fun! I would take a glass of that in a heartbeat!

  6. This looks fun… my son loves Harry Potter too. :)

  7. It’s never too late for Harry Potter treats. This is too awesome!! Bookmarked! 😀 (Love the foam top!)

  8. Awww your little guy is so sweet! What a perfect treat for him, and just in time for Halloween!

  9. Oh my that is too cute. I’m always behind on trends too, so don’t feel bad. Hope you and the family have a Happy Halloween.

  10. Very cool mom! You can tell your son loved it, my kids both fell in love with the series and one year my daughter carved Harry’s face on a pumpkin. Harry Potter will always be a classic and it got both my kids excited about reading.

  11. What a fun Mom you are! I get your son loved it. Happy Halloween!!!

  12. Love Harry Potter, this is perfect!

  13. This is so so cute! I never understood what the heck was in the butterbeer that they drank in Harry Potter. Just always thought that surely it wasn’t boozey!

  14. My grandchildren would adore this! Can’t wait to make it for them!

  15. How fun! Your adorable son does look like he is enjoying :)

  16. We’ve been Harry Potter fans since the very beginning and my children as well as hubby and I have read all the books! Very impressive your 7 year old reading them. When he get’s a bit older you’ll have to take him to Universal in Orlando, they did a phenomenal job with the Hogwarts experience and even had Butterbeer there. I can tell you your recipe is spot on! Butter flavored extract is the key.


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