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The Best Kind of Butterbeer at Universal Orlando | There are 6!

Did you know there are 6 different kinds of Butterbeer at Universal Orlando? I know! I didn’t either, but I’ve tried all 6 kinds. As a self-appointed snack expert, I’ll rank the best to worst types of Butterbeer treats at Universal Studios and you tell me if you agree. I suggest trying all 6 though, because you never know what you’ll like!

6 Types of Butterbeer at Universal Orlando

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The Best Type of Butterbeer at Universal Orlando

If you’re a fan of Harry Potter, then you more than likely have heard of Butterbeer – a delicious drink that the characters in Harry Potter drink at the Three Broomsticks Inn. It’s often described as a Butterscotch flavor, which I would say is accurate. 

Some people describe it as cream soda-like, too, but I would say it’s more Butterscotch. With 6 different types of Butterbeer offered at Universal Studios in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, which one should you spend your money on? Here are my personal rankings!

How much is Butterbeer at Universal Studios?

Right now Frozen, Regular, and Hot Butterbeer is $7.99. Butterbeer Potted Cream is $5.79 and Butterbeer Ice Cream in a Waffle Cone is $5.99. Prices are subject to change at any time. 

Frozen Butterbeer

#1 -Frozen Butterbeer

The best type of Butterbeer in Universal Orlando is hands down Frozen Butterbeer!  I like the texture of a slush, and it also helps minimize the sweetness. Plus the foam on top is divine. If you like super sweet, then another version of Butterbeer might be for you.

You can find Frozen Butterbeer in Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley in several locations.

Diagon Alley: Leaky Cauldron, The Hopping Pot, The Fountain of Fair Fortune

Hogsmeade: Three Broomsticks, Hog’s Head pub and Butterbeer street carts

Frozen Butterbeer is the best type of Butterbeer in Universal Orlando

Hot Butterbeer

#2 – Hot Butterbeer

I’m a hot chocolate fanatic, so I put off trying Hot Butterbeer for a long time. I don’t like Hot Apple Cider or things like that, so it just didn’t interest me. Well when I visited during Running Universal’s races in February, it was cold!! So I tried it for the need of warmth. 

It was good, really good. This version of Butterbeer is really sweet, but that Butterscotch flavor was delicious, and I ended up drinking a few cups during our trip. Hot Butterbeer is only available during the winter season, and I would visit Universal Orlando again during the winter months for Hot Butterbeer!

Find Hot Butterbeer in:

Diagon Alley: Leaky Cauldron, The Hopping Pot (sometimes)

Hogsmeade: Three Broomsticks

Hot Butterbeer in Universal Studios

Butterbeer Ice Cream

#3 – Butterbeer Ice Cream

Maybe I like Butterbeer really cold, but Butterbeer ice cream is creamy and delicious! It’s got a great flavor, and I also like soft serve ice cream. Although this is my favorite, don’t be afraid to try other flavors at Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream Parlour. I haven’t tried a flavor I didn’t like. Salted Caramel Blondie is my second favorite.

Find Butterbeer Ice Cream in:

Diagon Alley: Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream Parlour, The Hopping Pot

Butterbeer Ice Cream in Diagon Alley Universal Orlando

Regular Butterbeer (Cold Butterbeer)

#4 Cold Butterbeer

You can’t go wrong with the original Butterbeer. The first time I tried it, I liked it! It’s still has a good flavor, but is a tad sweeter than the frozen, which is why I prefer the Frozen Butterbeer. But I know plenty of people who prefer regular Butterbeer to all the others.

My suggestion: Try them all!

You can find Regular Butterbeer in:

Diagon Alley: Leaky Cauldron, The Hopping Pot, The Fountain of Fair Fortune

Hogsmeade: Three Broomsticks, Hog’s Head pub and Butterbeer street carts

Cold Butterbeer Universal Orlando

Butterbeer Fudge

#5 Butterbeer Fudge

Butterbeer fudge is good, but it’s not something I have to have every trip. The best thing about it is that it’s portable. 

So if you want some Butterbeer for later, you can save it carry it around. It’s also a great present to bring home! It makes people less mad at you when you visit Universal Orlando without them.

You can find Butterbeer Fudge in the candy stores:

Diagon Alley: Sugarplum’s Sweetshop

Hogsmeade: Honeydukes

Butterbeer Potted Cream

#6 Butterbeer Potted Cream

So this form of Butterbeer is not my favorite, but I’m also a texture person, and it’s too much like pudding. If given the choice, I’d choose all the other types of Butterbeer first. 

You can find Butterbeer Potted Cream in:

Hogsmeade: Three Broomsticks

Diagon Alley: Leaky Cauldron

Butterbeer Potted Cream

So there you have it, the ranking from best to worst Butterbeer at Universal Studios! I want to know what your favorite type of Butterbeer is! Leave it in the comments. 

6 Different Types of Butterbeer at Universal Studios


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