Butterbeer has been a beverage of mythical proportions since it debuted in the 1999 novel Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Recipes have proliferated across the internet; it's sold at Universal Studios' Wizarding World of Harry Potter. But what about ice cream, that perfect vehicle for all sweet flavors?
Yuengling's Ice Cream has your back. The company has announced that butterbeer is on the way to your local frozen aisle.
“We are always looking for ways to inspire our fans and spark creativity. Whether it's our flavor names and descriptions or the recipes themselves—we’re in the business of having fun,” says Yuengling’s Ice Cream president David Yuengling in an official statement. “We hope we made J.K. Rowling proud with this flavor.”
We'll surely find out the author's opinion on Twitter soon enough.
Yuengling's interpretation of the Potter libation will be "half buttercream ice cream, half butterscotch ice cream, and twisted with a butterscotch swirl," making for "magical decadence that will transport you to another place and time." So far they're only selling pints; quarts are on the way for the Hagrid-appetite types.
Watch the Fuse staff blind-taste some diet shakes: