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butterbeer in a cup

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 🙂

butterbeer in a cup

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.

butterbeer in a cup

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.

A boy sitting at a table with a cup of  Butterbeer

Yield: 8



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

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes



  • 1 liter Cream Soda, (cold)
  • 3 tsp butter flavor, (imitation butter extract)


  • 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

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 309Total Fat 24gSaturated Fat 15gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 73mgSodium 49mgCarbohydrates 24gFiber 0gSugar 24gProtein 2g

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Wednesday 7th of November 2012

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.

Magic of Spice

Saturday 3rd of November 2012

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

Carol | a cup of mascarpone

Wednesday 31st of October 2012

My grandchildren would adore this! Can't wait to make it for them!

Cass @foodmyfriend

Wednesday 31st of October 2012

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!

Laura (Tutti Dolci)

Wednesday 31st of October 2012

Love Harry Potter, this is perfect!

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