Thursday, November 11, 2010

Butterbeer & Pumpkin Juice - The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Walk past Hagrid's hut

 join me in the Wizarding
World of Harry Potter

Where you can buy Rosmerta's famous Butterbeer
on the streets.

Or a glass of pumpkin juice, all made famous
by the Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling.

Let's start with Butterbeer.
Butterbeer is a non-alcoholic drink served
in Hogsmeade.  You can buy it in two forms,
cold and "frozen" which refers to a slushy drink.
Butterbeer at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter
had a very distinctive foam or head on it.  It
automatically gives one a white mustache just like
Hermione gets in the movie.  When you examine
it, it is sticky like marshmallow cream only thinner.
It is a cream soda base with hints of a buttered
I looked up some recipes on the internet and
none were quite right.
So here are the easy recipes I have come up with
using ingredients that are readily available.

Butterbeer Recipe

1/2 C. Torani's Caramel Flavoring 
1 tsp. butter flavoring
1 tsp. rum flavoring
1 liter Cream Soda
1/2 C. marshmallow cream
1/2 C. whipping cream

Place the marshmallow cream and cream in a small bowl
and microwave 20 seconds.  Stir until smooth.  
Mix the
 caramel syrup.  and the flavorings.  Pour
in the Cream Soda.
(You could use a caramel flavored coffee cream in place
of the Torani's if you can't find that.)

Pour into  mugs and then top with the a little of the
marshmallow cream foam.
The foam will float on the top and as it sits for
a minute, it starts to bubble.  This head or foam really
adds to the taste of the drink too.

I purchased the fun Hogwart's mugs at one of
the Universal Studios stores.

(This is the combined marshmallow cream and cream.)

The Frozen Butterbeer is just a slushy version
so I placed it in my ice cream maker until slushy
then topped it with the foam.

Pumpkin juice is a beverage often served
at Hogwart's Castle to the students.

 It can
also be found in Hogsmeade.

Pumpkin juice is an iced slightly orange colored drink
with a base of apple juice and hints of mulling (not muggle)

Pumpkin Juice

2 T. Stephens Gourmet Hot Cocoa Pumpkin Spice
powdered mix
4 T. warm water
4 C. apple juice

Mix the powdered mix and water together and
whisk until smooth.  Mix with apple juice.  This
was more milky than theirs so I poured it through
several layers of cheesecloth to remove the milk

Serve over ice.

Then while playing "mad scientist" trying to unearth
Rosmerta's Secret Recipes which she refused to
give out, we stumbled upon our new creation and
probably our favorite.


2 T. Stephen's Gourmet Hot Cocoa Pumpkin Spice Mix
4 T. warm water
4 C. Cream Soda

Mix the Pumpkin Spice Mix and the warm water. Pour
it into the Cream Soda.  (Now this combination reacts and
you get a lot of foam - that you don't want because you want
to add your own.  Just scoop it off.)
Top with the foam recipe above.

(Yes, it actually snows inside the castle, not plastic flakes
but real bits of ice that melt when they land on your skin!)

For more of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
at Universal Studios in Florida visit my
post on a trip to .Hogsmeade.

This is my 100th post!  I am so pleased to be
having so much fun blogging and want to thank
all who have supported me in this.  I am within
3 people of reaching 500 followers.  I will be
holding a giveaway to celebrate both of these
in a future post (when I reach 500!)

I will be posting this on


Chocolat - French for Chocolate. I adored chocolate from a young age when I had to sneak in the cupboard to find where my mother had hidden the Nestle's Chocolate Chips. Having read about the famous chocolat shoppes in Paris, when I finally got there I was determined to try a chocolate from every Paris shoppe. I invite you to share my adventures in creating, in travel, and in life.


  1. thanks for the 100 fun posts... and the recipe for butterbear :)

  2. The mug is perfect..:) Good for you for getting it..The recipes are cute!

  3. Jacqueline -- what a fun trip! Real snow! Fabulous! Thanks for the fun ecipes that you have been concocting! I also want to thnak you for the 100 posts that you have brought to the blogging world. You are so creative and fun! Joni

  4. Delightful J! Am thinking of you while

  5. Congrats on your 100th post! Love all of these fun recipes! Love your Harry Potter post, what fun!

  6. You are so ambitious to conjure up these concoctions! Congrats on your 100th post and 500 followers~WOO HOO!

  7. Hi Jacqueline,

    Thanks for visiting my blog. Are you Joni's sister? Love your blog and what fun recipes for Harry Potter parties. So much work to share these with us.


  8. What a fun post. I love Harry Potter. La

  9. It's been great Jacqueline, here's to the next 100! I see you're at 500 followers too-congrats:@)

  10. Not a Harry Potter fan but these look fantastic! I'd totally take any of those mugs! Thanks!

  11. Congratulations on your 100th post. These recipes look fantastic. How great that I can use these to have the Harry Potter experience, at least until I make it to Hogwarts myself.

  12. Nice post!!

    I think the scenes in the Great Hall at Hogwarts were shot near where I live in one of the Oxford Colleges.

    How are you settling in, my lovely?


  13. Congrats on your 100th post! I LOVED all the Harry Potter books, and simply CAN NOT WAIT for the next movie to come out! Thanks for sharing your recipes! ~tina

  14. Thank you for your comments. Congrats on your 100 them all and the recipes look so yummy. I must spend more time in my kitchen and try them. Especially the chocolate ones.
    I look forward to you sharing with the ladies on Tuesday.
    Blessings, Pam

  15. Thank you for the sweet comment! Yes it is the St George Temple :) I am so excited you left a comment so I could find your blog...I'm definitel following and can't wait to read more posts!

  16. I saw this and my heart jumped! I am a huge Harry Potter fan. I am so happy you brought home pictures and recipes!!!

    Congratulations on your 100th post. That's a huge milestone. You can make it to 1000 now!


  17. This is neat! I think my 11 yr. old would get a kick out of these recipes. Msybe we could make it a Harry Potter kind of night and watch movies and drink brew. : ) Thanks for sharing!

  18. WOW! All these drinks look deliciously amazing! If only you would have let your niece try them...

  19. Wow! Your Harry Potter posts are amazing! Love that you came up with your own version for butter beer! My husband and I have got to go there! Hope we'll fit in amongst all the children!

  20. Wow, nearing 500 followers. I'm not a bit surprised! Purple Chocolate Home is one of my favorite places to visit.
    This all looks interesting, but not sure I'm up for the drinks. I'm going to sneak back down to the previous post and have a chocolate cauldron. Yum! ~ Sarah

  21. I sooo enjoyed your post. I can't wait to visit the park.came over fron My Romantic Home.

  22. We've been getting excited about the HP movie this week, and we were going to try the recipe that the Associated Press published online, but your recipe looks even better! The other recipe looked much too sweet. Thanks!

  23. I forgot to tell you that I researched cream soda's last week to see which brand would taste best when we made our butterbeer. The Art of Manliness dot com suggested these: Virgil’s or Boylan’s brand are highly rated by —Dr. Brown’s and Sprechers are also good but got low votes for HFCS content). One reader thinks Natural Brew band is best. I'm excited to make butterbeer :)

  24. umm...oh my gosh. I'm in love with you. just sayin'.

  25. You could try butter rum candy flavoring. It is highly concentrated, so tread lightly. Can't wait to try these!


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