Without having to spend a fortune on the park.
For those fortunate enough to have visited the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, the highlight of the day is always a thirst-quenching cup of butterbeer.
And now, for those who can’t make it to Florida, California, London or Japan, all they have to do is Apparate into the local frozen foods aisle for a taste of Hogsmeade.
Originally established in 1829, the child company of the country’s oldest brewery has released an ice-cream Potterheads everywhere will want to purchase immediately.
Pennsylvania-based Yuenglings Ice Cream tweeted on March 20, “NEW FLAVOR ALERT! Introducing Butterbeer and Strawberry!”
While the wizarding butterbeer has been known to give drinkers a buzz, the Muggle version of butterbeer is typically non-alcoholic.
Although Yuengling Brewery is known for their alcohol, the butterbeer ice cream continues to be alcohol-free, and is strictly under Yuenglings Ice Cream, which has no ties with their parent company.
The taste of home (if your home is a giant castle in Scotland with magical entryways and moving staircases) consists of a mix of butterbeer and butterscotch ice-cream, with a butterscotch swirl.
“My kids were big Harry Potter fans and we wanted to do something unique,” David Yuengling, president of Yuenglings Ice Cream, told Huffington Post.
“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,” Yuengling added to Entertainment Weekly in a press release.
While the company plans to release the ice cream in quarts, it is currently only available in pints – fitting, since it is butterbeer.
“We hope we made J.K. Rowling proud with this flavor,” Yuengling said.
At present, Rowling has not commented on the new ice cream. However, in 2002, she told Bon Appetit she made up the butterbeer flavor.
“I imagine it to taste a little bit like less sickly butterscotch,” Rowling said, inspiring the butterscotch mixed into the ice cream.
The boy wizard was first introduced to butterbeer while visiting the Three Broomsticks with his best friends in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
“Ron came back five minutes later, carrying three foaming tankards of hot butterbeer…Harry drank deeply. It was the most delicious thing he’d ever tasted.”
The ice cream is found in many local supermarkets and retails between $3.69 – $3.99. Currently, it is only available in the U.S.
So why not pop into the grocery store, grab yourself a pint of butterbeer ice cream, sneak past Dolores Umbridge in the movie theater, and enjoy your first taste while watching Hermione fall in love with the Beast?