If you’ve tasted Butterbeer at any of the Harry Potter tourist attractions you will know how deliciously butterscotchy it is. We created our own butter beer recipe for Caroline’s Harry Potter birthday party this year and it went down a storm.

Learn how to make Butterbeer at home in this simple tutorial with our unique, DIY recipe.

It’s quick and easy for kids to ‘brew’ making it perfect for a 10-minute activity at a Harry Potter themed children’s party.


With Caroline being a huge Harry Potter fan we saved up for a special trip to Florida in March 2016 where, as well as nature trails, manatee trips and dolphin spotting, we spent a couple of frenetic days at Universal Studios. Not Wild Mummy’s usual cup of tea but we really enjoyed our time there. What Harry fan wouldn’t?

We sampled Butterbeer at The Leaky Cauldron, The Three Broomsticks and The Hogs Head. In fact it was so delicious we drank it everywhere and anyhow; hot, cold and frozen! Our Butterbeer tankard is from the Harry Potter Studio Tour in the UK.

How To Make Homemade Butter Beer Just Like Harry Potter

To try our delicious recipe you’ll have to take a Potions class!

Here’s our simple potion lesson recipe for  how to make your own butterbeeer. It’s a deliciously similar magical beverage.

You will need:

  • Cream soda
  • Squirty cream
  • Butterscotch flavoured ice cream sauce
  • Goblets or tankards
  • Spoon
  • Wand

What to do:

Pour cream soda into a goblet or tankard

1. Pour cream soda into a goblet or tankard

2. Stir in a quarter teaspoon of butterscotch sauce

3. Top with a flourish of Squirty cream

4. Drizzle butterscotch sauce over the cream

5. “Let the feast begin.”



What are you waiting for? Try some Butter Beer with your kids today! Cheers!

Caroline’s spell may help to remove an unsightly Butter Beer moustache:

Flick your wand from left to right in a speedy erasing motion incanting the words  “Dismushtashio!

For more child-friendly recipes check out Kids of the Wild’s cooking & recipe section.

More Harry Potter Inspiration?

Read how we organised a 7th birthday Harry Potter party at the beach in Harry Potter party with a twist

For more Harry Potter magic check out our fabulous London theatre weekend to see Harry Potter & The Cursed Child as part of Caroline’s post-cancer treatment wish, plus my 3-day itinerary for the trip including  how to beat the queues for tickets.