Butterbeer Italian Soda: The Cheater’s Recipe

Ever since my son got hooked on the Harry Potter books he has wanted to try butterbeer. So I figured his birthday party would be the perfect time to try out some recipes. I found several butterbeer recipes that sounded yummy, but I didn’t feel like messing with the cream topping, especially in the middle of a birthday party. Even if they were supposed to be close to the one you can buy in Orlando, I figured it is an imaginary drink and I could imagine a much easier way to make it!

So I decided to just make it a Butterbeer Italian Soda! My kids love Italian sodas. We often joke about me being the Mormon mixologist. We don’t do alcohol or coffee, but I have a pantry full of syrups that I use for things like Italian sodas and steamers. I love experimenting! I also knew that I had the PERFECT syrup for butterbeer!

I know that Italian soda purists would look down their noses at the spray-on whip topping, but I find that kids like it better than the half & half. And to be honest, I really like it too. It makes the drink a little sweeter.

The syrup is also really good if you want to make a butterbeer steamer!

Butterbeer Italian Soda Recipe

  • 4 squirts or 2 tbsp Torani Almond Roca Syrup
  • 1 cup (8oz) club soda or sparkling water
  • 1/2 cup ice
  • Spray-on Whipped Topping
  • Butterscotch ice cream syrup

Pour ice, sparkling water, and syrup into a glass and stir. Top with whipped topping and drizzle butterscotch syrup over the whipped topping. You can also add the butterscotch syrup to the sparking water if you like it a little richer!

Anybody want to send me to Orlando to see if I am even remotely close to the “real” thing?

Next week I will cover how to play Water Quidditch!

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8 Responses

  1. Amy says:

    You have the best Harry Potter party ideas! Thank you so much for sharing them!!! Do you have the printable label for this butterbeer available somewhere? To purchase? Or free? I hope I didn’t just miss the link. I tried looking thoroughly. 🙂

    Thank you so much!

  2. Mom of 10 says:

    Thanks for the almond roca suggestion—that is the secret ingredient! It isn’t close to Universal with that alone, though. As is, it was too coffee-tasting for my kids. Added about 2 tbsp caramel sauce and it wasn’t quite right then either. Fortunately, I had a 20oz. Coke in the fridge, and I added that to my 2L mix, and voila! As close as I could remember to Universal studios. We did cool whip in the glass, poured the butter beer on top to make a nice foamy head and drizzled caramel sauce to serve. 1/4 cup servings were more than enough for this crew. Very rich! Wouldn’t have been remotely close without the almond roca! Genius! Thanks for the recipe base!

    • Angie says:

      Oh my goodness! You have me dying of curiosity. I am going to have to try adding Coke to it now. I am totally intrigued. And Almond Roca syrup is one of my favorites! You should also try it in a steamer 🙂

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