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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.

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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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We Held A Great Feast At Harry Potter World’s ‘Three Broomsticks’

Attention all you witches and wizards out there hungry for some magic. Prepare to gorge on the most lavish platter of luscious meats and vegetables the Wizarding World has ever seen.

Surely this must be some kind of sorcery.

We were invited to the Three Broomsticks restaurant, located at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Universal Studios Hollywood, to join in on the Great Feast.

The Great Feast Platter featured succulent meats of roasted chicken and BBQ spareribs, roasted potatoes, corn on the cob, and a garden salad. Each platter feeds a wizard family of four, with an additional charge to add a lingering Muggle or two.

So as your arms burn with the righteous pain of the Dark Mark, eat and strengthen yourselves for what’s to come.

Voldemort is returning to power and he’ll need as many brave witches and wizards available to join his noble cause.

Also, don’t forget to wash down your meal with plenty of Butter Beer.

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You Can Order a ‘Butterbeer’ Frappuccino at Starbucks

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It’s painful enough sometimes being a regular Harry Potter fan, but being a foodie Harry Potter fan? Someone just obliviate me now.

After all, Sugar Quills, Fizzing Whizbees, Gillywater, jumping Chocolate Frogs? All things we in our awful Muggle lives will never get to taste in real life. Don’t even get us started on Butterbeer.

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Luckily, it doesn’t take much wizardry to cook up something pretty Butterbeer-esque at Starbucks. You can find this easy custom drink hack trending all over the interwebs, just a regular Crème Frappuccino plus three pumps of caramel syrup, three pumps of toffee nut syrup, and a caramel drizzle on top.

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It’s not an official drink of course, so when I went to try it this morning, mine arrived on the counter with tragically little fanfare (was kind of hoping it’d be delivered by a house elf). I also opted for no caramel drizzle because diabeetus. Still, the drink itself was pretty magical and a great festive fall alternative to all the Pumpkin Spice around.

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Some Starbucks have even seen enough requests for the drink to make it one of their regular features. So what say ye, all ye fellow Potternerds out there? Best Starbucks hack ever, or best Starbucks hack ever?

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