If you can’t make it to Florean Fortescue’s Ice Cream Parlor in Diagon Alley, then this homemade no-churn butterbeer ice cream is for you!Jump to Recipe
Florean Fortescue’s is known for its ice cream throughout the wizarding world. He has a shop on Diagon Alley and has almost any flavor of ice cream available. Only a few are ever mentioned, but butterbeer is such a popular drink, I’d like to think that Fortescue’s would have a butterbeer ice cream.
Harry didn’t have to do his homework under the blankets by flashlight anymore; now he could sit in the bright sunshine outside Florean Fortescue’s Ice Cream Parlor, finishing all his essays with occasional help from Florean Fortescue himself, who, apart from knowing a great deal about medieval witch burnings, gave Harry free sundaes every half an hour.
-Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
When I made butterbeer and needed a homemade butterscotch syrup. It made a lot more than I needed for that recipe so I decided to make ice cream with it. The entire recipe was new to me because I had never made ice cream at home. There’s an attachment to the stand mixer to make ice cream
that I want, but I don’t have it yet. I received it as a Christmas gift from my parents, so we will be trying new ice cream recipes soon!
Because I didn’t have any fancy equipment when I made butterbeer ice cream, this is a no-churn recipe. It’s very easy to put together. The hardest part is waiting to eat it while it freezes!
Step by Step
Whip the heavy whipping cream in a stand mixer until it forms stiff peaks.
Then pour in the sweetened condensed milk and mix until it is thick and fluffy.
Add about 1/3 cup of butterscotch syrup to the ice cream and stir to combine. Pour the ice cream into a loaf pan.
Drizzle a bit more butterscotch syrup over the top and use a toothpick to swirl it around.
Place the ice cream in the freezer and let it set for at least 8 hours or overnight. When you scoop the ice cream to serve, you can add a bit more butterscotch syrup to the top if you have any leftovers.
Originally Published On: July 25, 2018
Last Updated On: January 31, 2020
Butterbeer Ice Cream
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
- 1/3 cup butterscotch syrup
- 2 tbsp butterscotch syrup
- In a stand mixer or with an electric mixer, whip the heavy whipping cream until stiff peaks form
- Stir in the sweetened condensed milk until the mixture is thick and fluffy
- Add about 1/3 cup of the butterscotch syrup and mix until combined
- Pour the ice cream into a loaf pan lined with parchment paper
- Drizzle 1-2 tbsp of butterscotch syrup on top and use a toothpick to swirl
- Freeze the ice cream for at least 6 hours or overnight until it’s set
- When serving, drizzle more butterscotch syrup on top if deisred
All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.
42 thoughts on “Sweet and Creamy Butterbeer Ice Cream”
Butterbeer was hands down my favorite treat at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. An ice cream version sounds amazing and I can’t wait to try it!
Oh my gosh, it’s so good. I’ve made this quite a few times now and it never fails to be a favorite!
omgosh i need to try this so bad! I always loved the idea of butterbeer – ive had “butterbeer” cocktails at special bars but never has quite hit the spot – this looks like it might though!!
The ice cream is amazing with the butterscotch/butterbeer flavor in it!
A butterbeer ice cream?? That’s genius! When I read the Harry Potter books I didn’t imagine butterbeer to be a sweet drink, but then I had it in Universal Studios and realized it probably was meant to be sweet haha… It was really good, and as an ice cream, it’s probably better!! Especially now in July. Thank you for sharing! 🙂
I always thought of it as a sweet drink, but that may be because I only like sweet drinks. My favorite version from Universal is the frozen, that’s why I figured it would be good in ice cream, too.
Butterbeer ice cream is GENIUS! This looks so delicious!
Oh my gosh, it’s so good!
Wow! This has my husband’s name all over! Pinning for later!
My husband just asked me recently when we are making it again 🙂
butterbeer ice cream sounds so yummy! I would totally make this! I have never made ice cream at home but it’s definitely something I’ve thought about doing.
This was the first time I had tried ice cream at home. I also just got the ice cream bowl for my stand mixer for Christmas so I can’t wait to try other ones in there!
I will make that dessert as soon as I go back home next week.
It’s so yummy, I hope you enjoy it!
It looks like I am living in Harry Potter’s world of wizardry when I see this recipe:) Thanks for sharing
I figured if I can’t actually visit the wizarding world, I might as well bring it to me!
I have not actually tried butterbeer before but I have a feeling I’d like the ice cream version best of all. I’ve been wanting to make my own ice cream, so I’m saving this one for when I get the chance! 🙂
This sounds like a perfect recipe for you, then! It’s a way to try that butterbeer flavor and make some homemade ice cream.
This looks amazing! I loved my butterbeer when I went to Harry Potter World. I bet your ice cream version is even better!
My favorite has always been the frozen butterbeer at the parks. But this ice cream version is amazing!
I couldn’t have missed the Butterbeer when I went to Diagon Alley When I went to the Universal Studios and it was so yummm. I can only imagine how yummy these ice creams must taste. Simple to make and yet so tempting. Will definitely have to try this.
Butterbeer is so yummy there! I haven’t been to Universal in years but still remember the taste. It’s absolutely amazing in ice cream!!
Girl you are a queen in the kitchen!! holy smokes. This looks amazing… We LOVE ice cream around our house and I need to try this…
Thanks, Lauren! This was a mesh of a few recipes since I had never made homemade ice cream before. My family has asked for it quite a few times since we first made it!
I am such a huge fan of HP! This would be a huge hit in my house.
We all are here, too. And I have quite a few HP fan friends, so everyone enjoyed this one!
We have actually made something like this, and it was amazing. My husband is a huge HP fan, so we had a blast making it and of course consuming it.
Of course, consuming it is always the best part 🙂
looks so delicious! and it doesn’t look too complicated! I would love to try it by myself, thanks for inspo!
It’s a pretty easy ice cream recipe to put together. I’ve seen some complicated ones before, but this is my simple version.
Wow, This is such an amazing dessert perfect for the occasion! I love ice cream and I would love to make this at home.
It was so great for our Harry Potter club! Of course, we all loved it so much I’ve made it a few times just for the family since then, too.
Oh, this looks so delicious! Although it’s winter, and cold outside, I would definitely eat some ice cream!
In my opinion, there is never a bad time for ice cream. I remember years ago on vacation in DC we went to an ice cream place and had to drive through the snow to get there. But we still wanted that ice cream!
This looks so good, I enjoyed the butterbeer drink in the wizarding world of harry potter. This butterbeer ice cream sounds like a great idea for desserts.
The ice cream is such a great way to enjoy those flavors! The drink there is so good!
Oooooo how yummy! Ice cream is one thing I have never tried to make at home. Looks simple enough though. Just might have to give it a try
This is the only ice cream I have tried to make at home so far. But I received the ice cream bowl attachment for my stand mixer for Christmas so we will be trying other ones, soon!
This looks so good. I’ve never tried butterbeer. Crazy, right? I will though, when we go to Universal.
Oh man, you will love it! My favorite at the parks has always been the frozen butterbeer. I don’t like carbonated drinks and it doesn’t feel as much like a soda and it’s usually warm if you are at the one in Florida so the cool drink is very welcome.
I didn’t expect much but this is a spectacularly good butterbeer ice cream. Thanks for sharing.
You’re welcome, I’m glad you enjoyed it!