How to Make Butterbeer

Lauren Pilkington, MVC Staff Writer

Have you ever read “Harry Potter” and wondered why Barney is “just batty” about the non-fiction drink, Butterbeer? I think I have a clue, now. This recipe is to help you make your own non-alcoholic version of Butterbeer.

Having been to Harry Potter world at Universal Studios, I was able to try Butterbeer and because I thoroughly enjoyed it, I decided to look up the recipe and try to recreate it for myself. I can personally say that this recipe tastes just like what you could get at the park, and it’s cheaper too.

Here’s what you’ll need:

1 Egg white

4 tablespoons of Hershey’s butterscotch syrup

1 ounce of heavy cream

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Half an ounce of simple syrup

2 ice cubes

1 bottle of cream soda


To make your Butterbeer, start by combining the one egg white, 4 tablespoons of butterscotch syrup, 1 ounce of heavy cream, a teaspoon of vanilla extract, and half an ounce of simple syrup into cups that can act as a cocktail strainer in order to shake the drink until it is frothy.

After shaking and mixing the drink, add 2 ice cubes and shake again.

Pour you drinking glass half full of creme soda, topping it carefully with your butterscotch cream mixture.

Junior, TJ Bass said,  ”It’s something, but it should have been alcoholic, especially with the AP Lit test coming up.”

The drink will rise, so be careful, but please enjoy… you’ve just made Butterbeer.