While Harry Potter-style butterbeer is only officially available at Universal Studios Hollywood, you can now taste the flavor at home, albeit in ice cream form.
The new line from Yeungling’s Ice Cream is not officially licensed, though the makers say they took “inspiration from a popular wizarding beverage” and quote JK Rowling’s description of the taste in the books. It’s a mix of half buttercream flavor and half butterscotch swirl. The plan is for it to be a permanently available flavor.
If you saw the name Yeungling’s and expected an actual beer, don’t let the makers hear you say so. The ice cream firm operates as a separate company to the brewer of the same name and gets a bit tetchy when people mix them up, particularly when it comes to public statements on politics.
And if for some reason you do actually want to get a boozy buzz from a Butterbeer, you’ll be out of luck when it comes to licensed products as – perhaps understandably – the drink of that name served at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is non-alcoholic.
Ingredients: Milk, Cream, Sugar, Butterscotch Swirl (Sugar, Sweetened Condensed Skim Milk [Skim Milk, Sugar], Water, Glycerin, Butter, Salt, Pectin, Lactic Acid, Natural Flavor), Nonfat Dry Milk, Egg Yolks, Natural Flavors, Guar Gum, Caramel Color.
[Source: Yeungling’s Ice Cream]