Butterbeer Float Recipe

Harry Potter fans, you can make butterbeer at home!

Hack your way into making homemade butterbeer with this easy recipe! This Harry Potter-inspired drink tastes like magic. 

Butterbeer Float Recipe

Zee Castro-Talampas
Harry Potter fans, you can make butterbeer at home!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 4


Butterbeer Float Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons Butter unsalted
  • 1 Cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 Cup whipping cream
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 1 Cup whipping cream
  • 4 330-ml cans soda water
  • 1 pint vanilla ice cream


  • Make the butterscotch: Melt butter in a pot over medium heat. Add sugar and stir until dissolved, about 3 minutes. Add whipping cream and salt; stir for about 7 minutes. Set aside.
  • Combine whipping cream and 2 tablespoons butterscotch in a pitcher.
  • Drizzle butterscotch on the insides of 4 mugs. Divide whipping cream mixture among mugs. Fill with soda water.
  • Top each mug with vanilla ice cream and drizzle with more butterscotch.
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