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Butterbeer Latte (Starbucks Secret Menu Recipe)

How-to-Make-Butterbeer-Latte

If you’re a Harry Potter fanatic, you must have heard of the butterbeer in one of the movies. This drink didn’t originate after the saga, it actually dates back to the mid-1500s. However, butterbeer gained global popularity after the movie series. Today, we’ve taken the liberty to fuse this drink into the fascinating world of coffee: bringing you our butterbeer latte recipe.

If it’s anything at all, the lockdown had taught us during the global pandemic to use everything and anything at home. So instead of relying on Starbucks for a tasty sip of butterbeer latte, we’ll walk you through an easy recipe so you can prepare this drink from the comfort of your home.

What is a butterbeer Latte?

The wizards and witches enjoy butterbeer every now and then. In reality, this alcoholic drink is available at Disney World too. But we’re more interested in a butterbeer latte which is a steamed espresso drink with a prevalent butterbeer taste. This latte recipe doesn’t have alcohol in it, like the original butterbeer.

How Does butterbeer Latte Taste?

This beverage from the mysterious world of Hogwarts tastes sweet and buttery. The steamed milk along with the caramel syrup adds a mouth-watering, luscious taste to the drink. You can also taste the slightly bitter notes of the added espresso as the sip begins to settle in your mouth.

Butterbeer Latte | Make it Step-By-Step

Before we begin with how to make a butterbeer latte, we’ll be sharing all the ingredients you will need to make this latte. The butterbeer latte ingredients are easy to find and pretty inexpensive so you can enjoy it any day, any time.

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Ingredients

  • Espresso powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • Whipped cream
  • 2 tbsp Brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • Cinnamon powder (optional)
  • Caramel syrup
  • English toffee syrup

Equipment Needed

  • Espresso machine
  • Saucepan
  • Coffee mug

Instructions

  • Brew two strong shots of espresso
  • In a coffee mug generously pour the caramel and toffee syrup.
  • Add your brewed espresso to the mug.
  • In a saucepan, boil milk and stir constantly for a frothy texture.
  • Add the steamed milk to the mug.
  • Top it off with whipped cream and drizzle caramel syrup.

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Butterbeer Latte Recipe with Homemade Caramel Syrup

In case you don’t have the ready-to-use caramel and toffee syrup available, follow this recipe instead.

  • Brew two strong shots of espresso.
  • In a saucepan, add butter and brown sugar whilst stirring constantly.
  • As soon as the mixture caramelizes, add a pinch of cinnamon powder.
  • Now add milk gradually, whilst stirring the mixture.
  • Add the prepared caramel syrup to a coffee mug.
  • then pour the shots of brewed espresso and stir well.
  • Top off the beverage with whipped cream.

Questions People Ask

How much Caffeine is in butterbeer Latte?

A butterbeer latte, made of 2 ounces of espresso, contains approximately 120 milligrams of caffeine.

Can I make a butterbeer Latte Recipe Vegan?

If you’re interested in trying a vegan butterbeer latte, you can do so with a few changes. Instead of regular butter, milk, and whipped cream, you can use vegan butter, non-dairy milk (oat milk), and skip the whipped cream.

How long does butterbeer Latte Last?

A hot butterbeer latte lasts fresh for only a few hours so it’s highly recommended to consume the drink immediately after making it.

How to order a butterbeer Latte at Starbucks?

At Starbucks, you’ll have to walk them through the order if you’re going to buy a butterbeer latte. You need to tell them to give a grande size serving with 2 shots of espresso as the base, steamed whole milk, 2 pumps of caramel syrup, 2 pumps of toffee nut syrup, and 2 pumps of cinnamon dolce syrup. Ask them to top it off with whipped cream and caramel bits.

Homemade Butterbeer Latte: Conclusion

If you’re a die-hard Harry Potter fan, we’re sure you’re going to love this latte that will teleport you straight to platform 9 ¾. You can give this beverage to kids too or have an adult-only version by adding a liquor of your choice.

We’re sure this super easy butterbeer latte will be your new favorite winter drink! If this latte recipe inspired you, try our honey latte recipe as well.

Butterbeer Latte

Butterbeer latte is a steamed espresso drink with a strong butterbeer flavor. Unlike the original butterbeer, this latte does not include alcohol.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time12 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: butterbeer latte, drinks, espresso, latte, recipes
Servings: 1
Calories: 312kcal

Equipment

  • Espresso Machine
  • Saucepan
  • Coffee mug

Ingredients

  • Espresso powder
  • Milk
  • Whipped cream
  • 2 tbsp Brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • Cinnamon powder
  • Caramel syrup
  • English toffee syrup

Instructions

  • Brew two strong shots of espresso.
  • In a saucepan, add butter and brown sugar whilst stirring constantly.
  • As soon as the mixture caramelizes, add a pinch of cinnamon powder.
  • Now add milk gradually, whilst stirring the mixture.
  • Add the prepared caramel syrup to a coffee mug.
  • then pour the shots of brewed espresso and stir well.
  • Top off the beverage with whipped cream.

Notes

  • You can also pull an espresso shot with a Nespresso or a French Press.

About the author

Camila Coleman

A blogger and coffee Nomad, who loves to explore new coffee recipes and enjoy content writing. I like to share my experience and what I have learned through my blogs, social media, and forums.

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