With the Harry Potter craze that took the world by storm came this fantastic Starbucks secret menu item, the Harry Potter Butterbeer Frappuccino. You heard that right. A coffee shop drink inspired in the famous magical drink. How cool is that?
If you’ve watched the movies, you know everyone in the Wizarding World is crazy for butterbeer: creamy, buttery drinks that look as delicious as they sound.
Well, butterbeer, just like in the movies, might not exist in the real world, but people surely keep trying to make it work. We, the coffee-loving community, can do the same by creating a butterbeer Frappuccino with a bit of magic.
For a Starbucks secret menu, butterbeer Frappuccino, you need some milk. This is a creamy drink, after all. You can also use half & half for a thicker and even creamier version. Then again, create a healthier alternative with coconut or almond milk. It’s your cauldron, so you call the shots.
We also need vanilla extract and what gives the drink its butterscotch flavor — caramel syrup and toffee nut syrup.
Toffee nut syrup is readily available. Even Starbucks sells it in some places. If you can’t find it, use toffee nut creamer instead. It’s much more popular. We’re looking for that sweet toffee flavor with hints of roasted nuts. Combining these ingredients in the blender with fresh ice gives us a lovely drink that would make Professor Dumbledore proud.
The thing that really takes Starbuck’s butterbeer Frappuccino to another level is overdoing the caramel syrup. Drizzle the inside of the cup with it and drizzle a bit more on top. There’s never enough caramel syrup in this recipe.
Keep in mind this recipe has no coffee. That’s how Starbucks did it back in the day. Having said that, nothing is stopping you from adding a shot of espresso or mixing in a teaspoon of instant coffee to the drink.
A final tip. A splash of Baileys Irish Cream will add a boozy element to the beer-inspired drink, which makes sense. Just drink your butterbeer in moderation! We don’t want you falling off that flying broom. Let’s check out the recipe!
In a blender, add the ice, milk, vanilla extract, caramel syrup and toffee nut syrup. Blend until smooth.
Drizzle the inside of the glass with caramel syrup, pour the butterbeer Frappuccino and top with whipped cream. Drizzle extra caramel syrup.