Last year, I went to Universal Studios Orlando and got to spend time at the Harry Potter parks. It was AMAZING! I loved it all, but one thing I loved in particular was the frozen Butterbeer (regular Butterbeer wasn't as good). So when I became addicted to Frappuccinos, I had to try out the Starbucks Secret Menu recipe for Butterbeer Frappuccino. It was good, so I wanted to make it at home, but Torani didn't have the Toffee Nut syrup that was used to make it at Starbucks.
Since the drink is essentially a butterscotch concoction, I went with the Torani Butterscotch and Vanilla syrups to make mine. This isn't a Starbucks copycat recipe, but maybe it will be a flavor they have in the future :)
Now check out my Harry Potter-Themed Butterbeer Frappuccino!
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Step 1: Supplies
This recipe is a single serving and makes about the 16oz Grande size from Starbucks.
- 2c ice
- 3/4c milk - or Half & Half or whipping cream
- 3 pumps/tbsp Butterscotch Syrup / or 3 tbsp butterscotch sauce - I have not tried it with sauce, but I imagine it would work like the Caramel Frappuccino
- 3 pumps/tbsp Vanilla Syrup
- Simple syrup to taste (optional)
- Whipped topping
- Butterscotch sauce for topping
- Pinch of Xantham Gum (optional)
Replace about 1/4c of the milk with strong coffee; it will change the overall taste a bit and make the drink darker.
Do 2 tbsp each of Butterscotch Syrup, Caramel Syrup, and Vanilla Syrup. This combo is, I assume, the closest I could come to the Secret Menu recipe with the flavors I had. Both recipes taste good. Do what you like best.
Step 2: Mix It Up
Mix up all your ingredients and blend. If you used the syrups and no coffee, it's probably going to be pretty light. The butterscotch sauce might add a little color to it.
Step 3: Decorate
Time to decorate it!
Whipped topping is always great and is kind of like the foaminess butterbeer has. I topped mine with butterscotch sauce, but using the butterscotch syrup could work too and if you wanted to go even further, you could mash up butterscotch candies and sprinkle that on.
Step 4: Enjoy
Put down your wand and enjoy your tasty Harry Potter-themed frappuccino :)