I fell in love with the Butterbeer served at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios the first time we visited, so we came up with our own version. But when my family went to the park a second time, I paid even closer attention. I immediately noticed two differences between our original version and theirs:
- The actual drink part at the park didn’t have a lot of flavor.
- The foam head at the park was slightly fizzy and had added flavor.
So… I’ve been working since then on how to improve our Butterbeer recipe to better match the park version. Here’s my modified recipe:
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- 2 tbsp powdered sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla butter nut flavoring, divided
- 2 tbsp merinuge powder
- 12 oz. of your favorite cream soda.
Combine heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar, 1 tsp of vanilla butter nut flavoring, and the meringue powder into a squirt bottle and shake until it starts to thicken.Â Â Add the remaining 1 tsp of the vanilla butter nut flavoring to 12 oz. of the cream soda and gently stir to combine. Squirt cream mixture on top and enjoy!
The meringue powder adds the slight fizz like the foam at the park, and even though the park’s soda didn’t have a very strong flavor, I still wanted to add some just because I think it tastes better!