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How to Make a Homemade Butterbeer Frappuccino


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5 from 3 votes
Total Time : 10 mins
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Last Updated on August 23, 2022 by Corinne Schmitt

This homemade butterbeer frappuccino is the perfect drink for all the Potterheads out there! Now that I’m spilling this secret recipe, you can have this flavor and taste any time you want!

Use this as a way to unlock the Starbucks secret menu and make this butterbeer frap at home. You can even cue up the movies to make a spot-on treat! Since we’re in that secret menu mind frame, check out this recipe for Air Fryer Copycat Krispy Kreme Chocolate Glazed Donuts which sounds like the perfect pairing to me.

homemade butterbeer frappuccino in a glass next to a Harry Potter cloth

Copycat Homemade Butterbeer Frappuccino

I wish there’s a way we can actually visit Hogsmeade, but this homemade butterbeer frappuccino recipe is the closest thing we can get right now, or this Butterbeer Ice Cream.

The flavors in this drink are absolutely mind-blowing! You may think at first that it’s impossible to make such a perfect drink at home but it’s all about the magic, right?

It just takes a couple of minutes of time and you’ll have your own Harry Potter frappuccino that is so much cheaper than Starbucks. (and just as tasty, too!)

Why We Love This Recipe

homemade butterbeer frappuccino in a glass next to a red cloth

Ingredients / Shopping List

  • Ice      
  • Butterscotch sauce (or melted butterscotch chips, melted)      
  • Vanilla bean paste     
  • Milk or cream      
  • Sugar (I used yellow sanding sugar per my kids’ request)     
  • Butterscotch sauce for garnish     
  • Crushed toffee for garnish
ingredients needed to make a homemade butterbeer frappuccino

Substitutions and Additions

Caffeine: Some people just need that extra caffeine in their drinks. To make this delicious frappe into a caffeinated version, you can simply substitute around ¼ cup of your milk with espresso/coffee. Of course, the flavor and color of the drink will slightly change, but the essence is still there. 

Sugar: Just like the one I did, you can use yellow sanding sugar instead of regular sugar just to make your drink a little fancier and on-theme. 

Milk: You can substitute regular milk with almond milk, soy milk, or coconut milk if you are lactose intolerant

Equipment Needed / Helpful Tools

How To Make Homemade Butterbeer Frappuccino 

Step 1

First, combine 2 cups of milk, 3 tablespoon sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste, and 4 tablespoon butterscotch sauce in your mixing cup. Stir everything up and make sure everything it’s well combined. I used yellow sanding sugar or the “butterbeer sugar” as requested by my kids. There’s really not much difference, just a little fancier. 

pouring liquid into a glass of ice

Step 2

After stirring up your butterscotch milk mixture, add it into the blender along with 4 cups of ice. Put your blender on a high-speed setting to get an evenly blended mixture. Keep blending until you get your desired texture.

blended homemade butterbeer frappuccino

Step 3

Get your glass, rim it with butterscotch sauce for a more wizardly effect, and slowly pour in your blended frappe. I like to lightly tap my glass on the table while pouring the frappe in just to maximize the space of the glass. Finish by topping it with toffee chunks or whatever toppings you desire for garnishing. 

Step 4

Sit back and enjoy your drink.

homemade butterbeer frappuccino in a glass next to a red cloth

Add-Ins

  • Whipped cream
  • Caramel drizzle 
  • A dash of Xanthum Gum
  • Cinnamon syrup/powder 

Tips

Here are some other great options to add some flavor to your butterbeer frappuccino:

  • Add a pump of cinnamon dolce syrup
  • Add a dash of cinnamon powder
  • Add a dash of pumpkin powder spice

FAQs

How to store leftover butterbeer frappuccino?

Just like any other frappuccinos, you can store your leftover butterbeer frappuccino inside your freezer, and you can leave it there frozen for almost a month.

How to serve frozen butterbeer frappuccino?

For your leftover frappes that have been frozen for days, you can always blend them again to achieve that frappe consistency and rim your glass with the butterscotch sauce again, so it’s good as new. 

Why do I have bigger chunks of ice in my frappe?  

Certain blenders do not have that much power to blend ice evenly, which leads to bigger chunks of ice in your drink. This is why it is essential to use high-speed blenders to make sure that everything is blended smoothly and nicely.

homemade butterbeer frappuccino in a glass next to a black and yellow cloth

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Homemade Butterbeer Frappuccino

Corinne Schmitt
This fappuccino recipe is so simple and easy to make at home!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 457 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 cups ice
  • 4 tablespoon butterscotch sauce or melted butterscotch chips, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • 2 cups milk or cream
  • 3 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoon butterscotch sauce
  • 2 tablespoon crushed toffee

Instructions
 

  • First, combine 2 cups of milk, 3 tablespoon sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste, and 4 tablespoon butterscotch sauce in your mixing cup. Stir everything up and make sure everything is well combined. I used yellow sanding sugar or the “butterbeer sugar” as requested by my kids. There’s really not much difference, just a little fancier. 
  • After stirring up your butterscotch milk mixture, add it into the blender along with 4 cups of ice. Put your blender in a high-speed setting to get an evenly blended mixture. Keep blending until you get your desired texture.
  • Get your glass, rim it with butterscotch sauce for a more wizardly effect, and slowly pour in your blended frappe. I like to lightly tap my glass on the table while pouring the frappe in just to maximize the space of the glass. Finish by topping it with toffee chunks or whatever toppings you desire for garnishing. 

Nutrition

Calories: 457kcalCarbohydrates: 62gProtein: 15gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 49mgSodium: 258mgPotassium: 645mgSugar: 64gVitamin A: 791IUCalcium: 580mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Butterbeer Frappuccino
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