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Harry Potter's Butterbeer Recipe || From Hogsmeade to Nashville, TN

So my friends all know that Jason and I went to Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure a few weeks ago in Orlando, FL. We shot an amazing wedding in Daytona for our friends and then made it into a vacation. It was amazing! Harry Potter World was of course the first place we went and it was everything we hoped it would be. Little Hogsmeade shops everywhere, Olivander’s wand shop was exactly like we imagined (complete down to the man playing Olivander), the Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey ride was the hands down best ride Jason or I had ever been on, and of course, the Butterbeer. Oh… yum. It was so good, we had…seven. *Gulp* So naturally we feel like we have the flavor down. Well, we decided to join the masses and create our own recipe…. read on.

The first thing we did is research recipes online for reviews, similarities, and ideas. I inherited a great gift from my dad for knowing how to throw ingredients together that magically work, and that seriously came into play here. We found three recipes online that I thought seemed like they might be closest to the correct flavor, so we made a list of ingredients, and bought it all!

We didn’t end up using all these, though, so don’t panic, it’s not that expensive at all. So we tried the recipe we thought would be closest first, with a few substitutes and changes based on my “feelings” and magically (pun intended), it worked! The first recipe was by far the closest, even though we did try the last two as well. They didn’t even come close to being correct. Below is the two versions, regular and frozen. At the park the frozen was our favorite, but since we don’t have a slushy machine, at home the regular tastes best.

So here’s the recipe:

Sarah-Marie and Jason’s Butter Beer (based on Harry Potter World) • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream • 2 tbsp powdered sugar • 3 tbsp marshmallow fluff • 1 tsp vanilla flavoring (divided in two) • 1 tsp butter flavoring  (divided in two) • 12 oz. of your favorite cream soda.

Combine heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar, 1/2 tsp of vanilla flavoring, 1/2 tsp of the butter flavoring, and the marshmallow fluff into a bowl and beat with a whisk until it’s completely smooth (fluff may not totally blend, small bits are fine). Add the remaining 1/2 tsp of the butter flavoring and 1/2 tsp of vanilla flavoring to 12 oz. of the cream soda and gently stir to combine. Put in a frozen mug or your Hogsmeade glass and pour the whipping mixture on top.

It’s a little messy, but totally worth it. I hope you enjoy! Please comment if you try it…I really want to know what you think! (Incidentally, I invited my friend Laura over for some, and she also just went to hogsmeade. She agreed it was crazy similar!)

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