There a few things that top every Harry Potter fan’s bucket list. Sadly, attending wizarding school or flying on broomsticks isn’t possible for mere muggles (yet). But thanks to the Starbucks “secret” menu, we can all get a little taste of wizardry in real life—trip to a Wizarding World of Harry Potter not required.
That’s right—if you’re in the know, you can order a Hot Butterbeer Latte at your local Starbucks!
Intrigued? Thought so.
How To Order A Butterbeer Latte
Here’s what you do: Order a whole milk steamer and then add toffee nut, caramel and cinnamon dolce syrups. The drink can be made with or without espresso. Garnish with whipped cream and salted caramel pieces or the caramel brûlée topping—and voila!—you’ll be transported to Hogwarts as you sip on your warm, sweet butterbeer.
That sounds delicious whether or not you’re a Harry Potter fanatic! Here’s a snap of the yummy-looking drink from Instagram user @bpags2
Here’s a shot of the ingredients used to make the secret drink:
Or Try One Of These Other Harry Potter-Esque Starbucks Drinks
Similarly, the Butterbeer Frappuccino is a fun frozen spin on the magical drink. Ask for a Creme Frappuccino with whole milk. Then, add in caramel and toffee nut syrups. Finally, top it off with whipped cream and a caramel drizzle.
Last year, Potterheads went crazy for the Smoked Butterscotch Latte, which many said reminded them of butterbeer.
Maybe Pumpkin Juice Is More Your Speed
Pumpkin Juice may not have quite the cache of butterbeer, but it’s also available on the secret menu.
Order an iced apple juice with pumpkin spice sauce. Ask the barista to pour apple juice to the top line and add one-and-a-half pumps of sauce for a tall, two pumps for a grande and three pumps for a venti before filling with ice.
Since Pumpkin Spice Lattes only make their appearance at Starbucks in the fall, it’s likely this Harry Potter beverage isn’t one you’ll be able to enjoy there year-round.
So there you have it—a range of Harry Potter-themed drinks for all Starbucks devotees. Sip on these sweet treats and before you know it you’ll feel like you’re a proper, wand-carrying member of Hogwarts.
How To Make Your Own Butterbeer
If Starbucks isn’t your thing or you prefer to make your own coffee beverages at home, well, look no further than this recipe for make-your-own frozen butterbeer. The blogger behind Princess Pinky Girl created a copycat recipe based on the butterbeer that’s served cold at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando.
Her recipe calls for vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, imitation butter, butterscotch sauce (of course) and a handful of other ingredients. Get the full set of instructions on her site. We’re drooling already.
By the way, this recipe can be served with or without alcohol. It’s believed the butterbeer in the Potter books had a very low alcohol content to begin with.
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