Here is an announcement that Starbucks is starting to serve a Harry Potter themed Butterbeer. The title enthusiastically states “Starbucks Is Now Serving Butterbeer! Get the Harry Potter-Inspired Recipe Here!!!!!!” [Extra exclamation marks added].
This sounds just as sugary and gross as I expected it to be. Also pretty uninspiring.
If you want a breakdown of Harry Potter Butterbeer recipes out there on the internet, feel free to go to Obedient Ingredient’s most-viewed post: homemade Butterbeer recipes. You can also read about actual experiments I tried, including an authentic Butterbeer recipe with, you know, butter and beer.
Here is the Starbucks recipe:
- A Crème Frappuccino base, made with whole milk (not skim or 2%, which will mess up the consistency)
- 3 pumps of caramel syrup
- 3 pumps of toffee nut syrup
- Top with caramel drizzle
Here is the hot recipe:
- Whole milk steamer
- Caramel syrup (2 pumps for a tall, 3 for grande, 4 for venti)
- Toffee nut syrup (2 pumps for a tall, 3 for grande, 4 for venti)
- Cinnamon Dolce syrup (2 pumps for a tall, 3 for grande, 4 for venti)
- Top with whipped cream and salted caramel bits
- Optional: 1 shot of espresso (2 for a grande or venti)
According to the E! author, if you hate Harry Potter, you are a sugar/health snob:
‘Non-Potterheads might describe it as “pretty nerdy and HOLY HAGRID! That is way too much sugar for one drink! You are going to get diabetes if you drink that!” To each their own.’
Ten points from Starbucks. Go to detention in Snape’s office.