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Wizarding World Of Harry Potter Adds Butterbeer Ice Cream And New Lunch Menu

Photo: Elie Ayrouth

With all that summer magic in the air, there must be something brewing at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, right? Not too long ago, we sat down to a Great Feast at the Three Broomsticks, nestled in the heart of Universal Studios Hollywood’s Harry Potter-themed wonderland.

Our spirits itching for some more magical grub, we returned just in time to catch some new dishes that would enchant any witch or wizard.

Photo: Elie Ayrouth

New food items have arrived at the park, including Butterbeer Ice Cream Packages. Wizarding fans may be aware that Universal Studios Orlando offers Butterbeer Ice Cream as soft serve. At the Los Angeles location, the ice cream is now featured in cool hard packs kind of like something you’d see in a grocery store.

Guests can find them outside the Three Broomsticks eating area.

“Full-flavored, tasted like a caramel swirl… that must be the key ingredient in Butterbeer,” Sour Patch Wizard and our man on the ground Elie Ayrouth reports. “Given the summer weather, letting it chill in the warm breezy air for a few minutes before eating it was the absolute perfect texture for eating.”

Ayrouth asked the head chef what the Butterbeer ice cream was made of.

“Butterbeer, of course,” the chef said with a wink.

Photo: Elie Ayrouth

Also new this season are three menu items offered at Hogsmeade’s premier tavern for magic folks: The Three Broomsticks.

The Ploughman’s Lunch features an imported selection of ham, salami, country pate, English cheese, homemade pickles, and a scotch egg with bread, cranberry chutney and grain mustard. Great for sharing among your magical peers.

Photo: Elie Ayrouth

You won’t find Cheese Toastie with chicken with your head buried in a spell book. The dish features grilled English cheddar cheese with chicken, crispy bacon, mustard, and sliced tomato topped with a sunny side egg. It’s served with either a salad or potato wedges. Definitely something to step out of the library for.

Photo: Elie Ayrouth

Finally, there’s the Sunday Roast Sandwich. This enchanting baguette is filled with warm prime rib and topped with English Cheddar, caramelized onions, horseradish sauce, and homemade garlic pickles. Hearty enough to lull a three-headed hound into a food coma.

Hungry witches and wizards will want to check this new menu soon at Universal Studios Hollywood. Though we recommend going on some rides before filling your bellies. Motion sickness charms are hard to cast.

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A Look at the Leaky Cauldron Menu in Universal Orlando’s Harry Potter World

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Harry Potter fans are counting down the days until Universal Studios Orlando opens Diagon Alley at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter July 8. The theme park is based on the works of J.K. Rowlings’ Harry Potter books and subsequent movies and is also a Mecca for worldwide Potter fans to visit and enjoy.

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Among the attractions is the Leaky Cauldron, a famous eatery within the novels and what looks to be a pretty magical restaurant soon to hit Orlando. Universal Studios released a menu of options from the Leaky Cauldron. Among the choices are Ploughman’s (English cheeses, bread, apple beet salad and a Scotch egg), Cottage Pie and Beef, Lamb & Guinness Stew in a bread bowl.

Other dishes include Bangers and Mash, Fisherman’s Pie, Fish and Chips and exclusive beers including Wizards Brew and Dragon Scales (it is a pub, after all). Fan-favorite beverages like Pumpkin Juice and Butterbeer will also be available.

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From what we’ve seen so far, the Leaky Cauldron has us salivating. It doesn’t seem to need an excitement charm to get our attention. Now to book that ticket to Florida. Sadly, our brooms don’t fly.

H/T Universal Orlando