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Our Complete Guide to Butterbeer at Universal Orlando (and Where to Find It!)

by Mommy Frog on April 17, 2024 25 Orlando

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A trip to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort would be incomplete without a tankard of Butterbeer. Our perfect day starts in Diagon Alley at Universal Studios Florida with a ride on Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts when wait times are low. Afterward, we stroll around Diagon Alley while sipping on Butterbeer and casting spells with Lily’s interactive wand before leaping over to Hogsmeade to get the full wizarding experience.

Helping yourself to some Butterbeer at Universal is just one of the many ways to feel immersed in this magical world. We toadally love that Universal serves it in six different forms of treats! Everyone in our Frog Family has their own favorite. So, which version should you try? Each treat offers something unique, so we’re here to give you a full breakdown of Butterbeer at Universal and where to find it in its various forms. (BEST NEWS EVER: Hot Butterbeer — Leap's favorite — is now available year-round!) And NEW for 2024, guests can enjoy an entire Butterbeer season.

Our Complete Guide to Butterbeer at Universal Orlando

Butterbeer at Universal Orlando - Butterbeer in Diagon Alley

For you less-informed muggles, Butterbeer is a popular fictitious drink among wizards and witches in the Harry Potter series. Author J.K. Rowling said that she imagined it tastes “a little bit like less-sickly butterscotch.” Despite its name, Butterbeer at Universal does not have any alcohol in it, so tadpoles and frog parents alike can enjoy it! When the Wizarding World of Harry Potter — Hogsmeade first opened at Universal Islands of Adventure, Butterbeer came to life in drink form with two different versions: cold and frozen. Since the Wizarding World has expanded, though, the variety of Butterbeer treats has grown! Across all versions, Butterbeer is sweet — perhaps even too much for some, so it’s hopful if you start off by sharing. If you really enjoy it, go back for seconds!

The Wizarding World conjured up a very sweet surprise: frogs can now order a completely non-dairy version of both cold and frozen Butterbeer! Before, team members were only able to whip up mugs of these drinks without the signature whipped dairy topping to make it vegan-friendly ... but now, that delicious whipped topping is available in vegan form, so all the frogs in your squad can rock those iconic foam mustaches! You can find these delicious dairy-free drinks at Three Broomsticks in Hogsmeade and Leaky Cauldron in Diagon Alley.

Butterbeer Season at Universal Orlando Resort

Raise your steins! If you frequently don a foam mustache, you'll love this news: Butterbeer Season has officially arrived at Universal Orlando! From March 15 to June 2, 2024, you'll get the chance to enjoy Butterbeer in all-new ways within The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Throughout the season, Universal Orlando has been rolling out delectable treats — including a refreshing Butterbeer ice lolly and scrumptious Butterbeer caramels — in addition to the traditional items served daily. Additionally, for a limited time only during the festive period, cold and frozen Butterbeer will be available to purchase in a special collectible silver stein. Cheers!

Types of Butterbeer at Universal Orlando

Cold

Butterbeer at Universal Orlando - Cold Butterbeer

The ingredients of Butterbeer are top secret (that’s part of the magic, right?), but it’s fun to guess what’s in it. Cold Butterbeer reminds me of a cream soda with shortbread and butterscotch flavors. It comes topped off with a thick layer of whipped cream. Tad and Lily often compete to see who has the best foam mustache. If this is your first Butterbeer, I’d recommend the cold version. As a Harry Potter fan, this drink comes the closest to how I imagined it. It can be served in a regular cup or a souvenir tankard.

Where to find it: In Diagon Alley, you’ll find cold Butterbeer at Leaky Cauldron, The Fountain of Fair Fortune and The Hopping Pot. In Hogsmeade, you can locate it at Three Broomsticks, Hog’s Head and the two Butterbeer street carts.

Frozen

Butterbeer at Universal Orlando - Frozen Butterbeer

Tad’s personal favorite, frozen Butterbeer is a slushy version of the iconic drink (and it also has the cream topping). It’s the only Butterbeer drink that comes with a straw so you can slurp up every last bit of it. The frozen drink is particularly refreshing on a hot summer day! Just watch out for brain freeze — there’s no spell to prevent it. Like cold Butterbeer, it’s served in either a regular cup or a souvenir tankard.

Where to find it: In Diagon Alley, frozen Butterbeer is available at Leaky Cauldron, The Fountain of Fair Fortune and The Hopping Pot. In Hogsmeade, you can get it at Three Broomsticks, Hog’s Head and the two Butterbeer street carts.

Hot

Butterbeer at Universal Orlando - Hot

Hot Butterbeer is the last of the drink options (and Leap's fave). It used to be available only seasonally, but now it's available year-round! This version of Butterbeer is very similar to hot chocolate — but with a butterscotch flavor. The foam topping melts in this drink, making it extra creamy. When the weather gets a bit chilly, this is your best option, as it warms you right up! Let it cool for a minute before you sip. Hot Butterbeer comes in a coffee cup with a sleeve to keep your frog fingers from getting burned.

Where to find it: Hot Butterbeer is available at Leaky Cauldron and The Hopping Pot in Diagon Alley and Three Broomsticks and Hog's Head in Hogsmeade.

Ice Cream

Butterbeer at Universal Orlando - Ice Cream

Mix the ice cream in a cup of cold Butterbeer to make a DIY Butterbeer float.

Lily asks for Butterbeer ice cream every time we visit the Wizarding World, and it’s sure hard to say no. We often like to share a cup since the portion size is generous and the sweetness can be a bit overwhelming at first (but not necessarily a bad thing!). Butterbeer ice cream has a soft-serve vanilla base laced with a golden butterscotch swirl. We just wish we could take a gallon home! You can get it in a cone or a souvenir cup.

Where to find it: In Diagon Alley, you can get Butterbeer ice cream at Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream Parlour, Leaky Cauldron or The Hopping Pot. In Hogsmeade, you’ll find it at Three Broomsticks.

Fudge

Butterbeer at Universal Orlando - Fudge

If you want to bring home some Butterbeer goodness to your friends and family (or yourself — we don’t judge), fudge is your best bet. It has two layers of Butterbeer’s signature flavors: butterscotch and shortbread. Served at room temperature, you can buy a block or however many pieces your froggy heart desires.

Where to find it: Grab Butterbeer fudge at Sugarplum’s Sweet Shop in Diagon Alley or Honeydukes in Hogsmeade.

Potted Cream

Butterbeer at Universal Orlando - Potted Cream

We didn’t really know what to expect before we first tried Butterbeer potted cream. But it exceeded our expectations and adds a great contrast to a salty Fish & Chips lunch or dinner. It’s served cold in a small mason jar, along with a dollop of whipped cream on top. Even though it looks almost like pudding, the texture is a bit airy like whipped cream (but definitely thicker).

Where to find it: Pick up Butterbeer potted cream at Leaky Cauldron in Diagon Alley or Three Broomsticks in Hogsmeade.

The “best” style of Butterbeer at Universal Orlando will be a personal choice. That’s a good excuse to try all six, right? Let us know which one you love the most!

Related: 7 Must-Do Things Inside Diagon Alley Besides the Rides

Related: What's Inside the Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley

Hoppy planning!

Keep hopping, Mommy Frog!
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May 17, 2024 at 5:16 p.m. Heather Says...

Hot butterbeer is only available at Leaky Cauldron and Three Broomsticks.

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May 22, 2024 at 5:30 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Heather!

We've hopped over to the Wizarding World recently, and Hot Butterbeer was available at Hog's Head and The Hopping Pot. It's toadally possible they were out of Hot Butterbeer at the time of your visit though!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 14, 2024 at 4:14 p.m. Cheryl Says...

How much is a frozen butterbeer?

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Mar 14, 2024 at 2:34 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Cheryl!

Butterbeer (any kind — regular, frozen or hot) is currently $8.49.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Dec 4, 2023 at 10:21 p.m. Lauren Says...

I've actually had all 6 of these! The ice cream is so so good, and then the hot butterbeer comes in as a favorite.

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Jan 14, 2023 at 4:37 p.m. Ali Says...

Can you still get the potted cream at The Leaky Cauldron or at The Three Broomsticks? I don’t see it listed on the menus currently. I don’t remember seeing it as a choice in the recent past. I’d like to try it!

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Jan 17, 2023 at 9:53 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ali!

Butterbeer potted cream should still be available at the Leaky Cauldron. We saw it as a Mobile Order option and on the menu under "Desserts" on the Universal Orlando app. As for Three Broomsticks, we saw it on the menu, but it wasn't listed as a Mobile Order option, so we'd check with the restaurant if you're there.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 12, 2022 at 8:26 p.m. James Says...

What happened to the hard packed butterbeer ice cream from the Three Broomsticks. Did they remove it?

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Jan 14, 2023 at 4:37 p.m. Ali Says...

I’d love to know about this as well! Thanks!

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Jul 23, 2022 at 3:10 a.m. meredith Says...

is there anywhere around universal that you can get butterbeer without park entrance?

ty!

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Jul 23, 2022 at 8:47 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Meredith!

We wish! Unfrogtunately, the only place to grab Butterbeer is inside the parks.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Feb 20, 2022 at 9:42 p.m. Melissa Verciglio Says...

Understand that the Butterbeer recipe is a secret but I need to know if it contains Carrageenan because I’m allergic. Having difficulty getting a response. They have not responded to my emails We love your awesome website. Just bought tickets to Universal Orlando. Any help appreciated.

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Feb 22, 2022 at 10:56 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Melissa!

Thanks for hopping by! Unfortunately, since the recipe is top secret, we cannot confirm. It sounds like you've already tried [email protected] but a response can take up to 7 business days (that's what we were told by Guest Services!). So if it hasn't been that long, we suggest that you keep waiting or trying again. If you still do not get a response, then you can try checking with the team member at the dining location. They may not know, but they might be able to get an answer for you. And if you aren't able to get a straight answer from anyone, there are a ton of other delicious drinks in the Wizarding World, especially at Hog's Head and the Hopping Pot! One of our favorites is the Fishy Green Ale.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 9, 2022 at 5:38 p.m. AJs Mom Says...

Do they serve butterbeer from open to close? I read that you can't get it until noon in Universal Hollywood, same here?

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Jan 10, 2022 at 10:45 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi AJ's Mom!

You can get Butterbeer anytime during park hours :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 1, 2021 at 7:48 p.m. Jannette Says...

Can you have a normal drink? Like not hot, cold, but room temperature? (For butterbeer)

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Nov 2, 2021 at 8:59 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jannette!

Butterbeer only comes in cold, frozen and hot variations, but the cold would be the closest to what you're looking for.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 29, 2021 at 4:27 p.m. Erica Says...

Is there caffeine is Butterbeer?

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Aug 30, 2021 at 2:53 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Erica!

As far as we know, it does not! (The exact recipe is kept top secret from Muggles.)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 16, 2021 at 9:39 p.m. Kai Says...

Where is the place that hase the shortst line that sells butterbeer?

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Jun 17, 2021 at 8:10 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kai!

Our favorite places (with shorter waits) to get Butterbeer is Hog's Head in Hogsmeade and The Fountain of Fair Fortune (doesn't have hot Butterbeer) in Diagon Alley.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 14, 2020 at 4:46 p.m. Chris Says...

Do you have Butterbeer that can be shippef?

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Nov 16, 2020 at 7:34 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Chris!

We aren't aware of any Butterbeer that can be shipped, unfortunately - we wish there were! There are, however, lots of recipes on line to make some at-home Butterbeer until you can get the real deal at the park :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 14, 2023 at 3:33 a.m. Alex Says...

Our family loves the Flying Cauldron butter beer from Natural Grocer’s! Put it in the freezer for a bit for the perfect frozen butterbeer consistency!

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Jan 17, 2023 at 10 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Yummy! Thanks for sharing with the Frog Pond, Alex!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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