Harry Potter Fans! Butterbeer Ice Cream Is Real


By Cooking Panda

Have you tried Butterbeer yet?

The deliciously decadent butterscotch-type concoction is available at Universal Studios’ The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, but if you haven’t quite been able to make it there, fear not! You can now pick up a pint of Butterbeer-flavored ice cream.

Pennsylvania-based Yuengling’s Ice Cream, which was founded by the beer company of the same name but no longer shares any ties, introduced the booze-free flavor as an homage to everyone’s favorite wizard, according to Huffington Post.

“My kids were big Harry Potter fans and we wanted to do something unique,” David Yuengling, president of Yuengling’s Ice Cream, told Huffington Post. “And that’s how this flavor was born.”

According to a press release from Yuengling’s, “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling once described the magical beverage as “a little bit like less sickly butterscotch,” though the ice cream makers decided to take it in the direction of complete decadence, making the flavor with half buttercream ice cream, half butterscotch ice cream and finished with a butterscotch swirl.

The Butterbeer ice cream and one other new flavor, strawberry, are currently sold in pints for approximately $3.69 to $3.99. Quarts will also be available soon, and as far as we know, this is a permanent flavor that’s here to stay.

“We are always looking for ways to inspire our fans and spark creativity,” said David Yuengling in the press release. “Whether it’s our flavor names and descriptions or the recipes themselves — we’re in the business of having fun. We hope we made J.K. Rowling proud with this flavor.”

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If you still can’t manage to find your way to Yuengling’s Ice Cream sellers or the Universal parks in Florida and California, don’t feel like you need to be left out of the (alcohol-free) buzz. You can absolutely make your own Butterbeer at home, and you can totally tailor it to your own unique tastes, no matter if you’re a Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, Slytherin or muggle. Click here for five different ways to make the popular wizard brew.

Sources: Huffington Post, Yuengling's Ice Cream / Photo Credit: Flo Vidyand/Twitter

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