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Homemade Butterbeer Latte Recipe – #HarryPotter

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Butterbeer Latte Recipe

My trip to explore Diagon Alley in Universal Orlando, the ultimate vacation destination, is so close I can taste it. Part of my coverage will include an in-depth report on the Harry Potter inspired food. As an avid and adventurous foodie and Potter enthusiast, I will share the delicious details on the breakfast offered at The Leaky Cauldron, available to those guests who book the exclusive Wizarding World of Harry Potter vacation package. Samplings of newest treats, ranging from Gillywater to the fun flavors of Florean Fortescue’s Ice Cream Parlour, will all be covered.

New drinks were plucked from the pages of J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world and brought to life by culinary magicians. The result is amazing beverages you can only get at Universal. Butterbeer and pumpkin juice aren’t short on flavor or sweetness and legions of fans have been trying to replicate the drinks at home. A large coffee chain even has a “secret menu” item that savvy patrons can order to get a fix. Personally, I think it’s far too syrup-laden for my taste, so I have created a Butterbeer Latte Recipe that you can serve hot or cold.

Homemade Butterbeer Latte Recipe Step by Step

You Will Need:

Equal parts of Brown Sugar and Butter – 2 Tablespoons for 1 large mug
Cinnamon Stick
Vanilla Bean
*Milk – Customize to taste, using at least 1/3 cup for every large mug
Brewed Espresso
Butterscotch Schnapps – Optional

To Make Your Own Butterbeer Latte:

  1. Melt brown sugar and butter together in a pan and let it caramelize.
  2. Pour in milk, stirring slowly as you pour
  3. Split vanilla pod and scrape the bean into the milk, butter/sugar mixture.
  4. Place the cinnamon stick and vanilla bean pod into the mixture and simmer for 2-3 minutes, occasionally stirring.
  5. Pour the decadent and rich milk into your espresso or strong coffee.
  6. Optional: Spike your drink with a bit of butterscotch schnapps for an amazing zing.
  7. Use a milk frother (you can find these on Amazon or at IKEA) to whip up a fluffy topping. Simply pour 2 tablespoons of milk into a mixing cup and froth.

*I used skim milk and this worked well and saved on fat and calories. You can also chill the milk mixture and add to cold coffee for an icy treat.

Click HERE to check out our test kitchen’s Homemade Pumpkin Juice Recipe…

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20 Comments

  1. Erica says

    I have made Butterbeer before and its really tasty! I’m going to have to give this recipe a try!

  2. Ashley Gill says

    I wonder if my husband would like this beer. I’m not a big beer drinker, but he has started enjoying non traditional ones lately.. Pinning this for sure!

  3. Lois Alter Mark says

    Wow, this sounds amazing! I would love to visit Diagon Alley too!

  4. Kori says

    I must be one of the few people in the world that never caught the Harry Potter bug. I’m still holding off on seeing the movies until I can read the books. This recipe, however, sounds absolutely delicious.

  5. becca says

    I love Orlando and Universal as well as Disney so excited to be going again this weekend.

  6. Heather says

    Yum! I love it frozen. I am going to have to try out your recipe 🙂

  7. coolchillmom says

    yummm quite enticing recipe!
    I had never had this, not even at Orlando and i go often enougn

  8. Lesley Stevens says

    I have never made butter beer before, it sounds like a very tasty thing to enjoy. I imagine this would be popular at a Harry Potter party.

  9. aimee fauci says

    oh have fun at Harry Potter world! We went when it first opened and at Christmas and it was packed!!! I think I tried either the Butter Beer or the Pumpkin Drink and was like.. ICK… But it was all for the HP experience.

  10. Tough Cookie Mommy says

    This definitely looks like something that Harry Potter would drink. It’s mysterious and looks interesting.

  11. DD says

    That looks awesome. My sister-in-law had this when she went there and said it was very good.

  12. Annie says

    I want to try butterbeer! I’d also love to visit Diagon Alley as well 🙂

  13. Babita@BabsProjects says

    My older one is a huge Harry Potter fan. She would love it, if I made this for her.

  14. Rosey says

    What a fun recipe to make. It’d be fun for a party too!

  15. Farrah says

    This looks so good. I’ve never heard of a Butterbeer Latte.

  16. Amanda Love says

    As a Harry Potter fan I would so love to give this a try. I’ve always seen them drink it in the movies at Diagon Alley so would love to try it. 🙂

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