3 glass dessert dishes filled with butterbeer ice cream drizzled with butterscotch syrup with a spoon in the ice cream with a white and brown towel behind all on a wooden surface (with logo overlay)

Sweet and Creamy Butterbeer Ice Cream

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!

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

Ingredients for butterbeer ice cream: an empty loaf pan and empty stand mixer with glass measuring cups of butterscotch syrup and heavy cream with a can of sweetened condensed milk in between on a white surface

Whip the heavy whipping cream in a stand mixer until it forms stiff peaks.

Overhead of heavy whipping cream in a stand mixer with the whisk attachment lifted to show the peaks next to a glass measuring cup of butterscotch syrup and a can of sweetened condensed milk on a white surface

Then pour in the sweetened condensed milk and mix until it is thick and fluffy.

Overhead of heavy whipping cream and sweetened condensed milk combined in a stand mixer with the whisk attachment lifted to show the texture next to a glass measuring cup of butterscotch syrup on a white surface

Add about 1/3 cup of butterscotch syrup to the ice cream and stir to combine. Pour the ice cream into a loaf pan.

Butterbeer ice cream in a metal loaf pan next to an empty stand mixer bowl on a white surface

Drizzle a bit more butterscotch syrup over the top and use a toothpick to swirl it around.

Butterbeer ice cream swirled with butterscotch syrup next to a glass cup of butterscotch syrup, a stainless steel spoon, and a dirty toothpick covered with syrup all on a white surface

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.

3 glass dessert dishes filled with butterbeer ice cream drizzled with butterscotch syrup with a spoon in the ice cream with a white and brown towel behind all on a wooden surface (vertical)

Recipe

Originally Published On: July 25, 2018

Last Updated On: January 31, 2020

3 glass dessert dishes filled with butterbeer ice cream drizzled with butterscotch syrup with a spoon in the ice cream with a white and brown towel behind all on a wooden surface

Butterbeer Ice Cream

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!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cooling Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 30 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, British
Keyword: butterscotch, Harry Potter, ice cream
Servings: 8 cups
5 from 7 votes

Ingredients

Instructions

  • 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
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Nutrition Facts
Butterbeer Ice Cream
Amount Per Serving (0.5 cup)
Calories 237 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 10g50%
Cholesterol 60mg20%
Sodium 124mg5%
Potassium 127mg4%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 619IU12%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 99mg10%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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40 thoughts on “Sweet and Creamy Butterbeer Ice Cream”

  1. 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!

  2. 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!!

  3. 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! 🙂

    1. 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.

    1. 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!

  4. It looks like I am living in Harry Potter’s world of wizardry when I see this recipe:) Thanks for sharing

  5. 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! 🙂

  6. This looks amazing! I loved my butterbeer when I went to Harry Potter World. I bet your ice cream version is even better!

  7. 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.

  8. 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…

    1. 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!

  9. 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.

    1. 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!

  10. 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

    1. 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!

    1. 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.

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