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Beyond Butterbeer: 15 Treats Unique to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley

May 6, 2017
Florean Fortescue's Ice-Cream Parlour in Diagon Alley

EDITOR’S NOTE: This blog was originally published May 6, 2017 and then underwent extensive updates and editing in the fall of 2020 to remain current and relevant.

No trip to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter can feel complete without a belly full of Butterbeer. But what if you want to branch out?

Here are some other delectable treats that go beyond Butterbeer in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley at Universal Studios Florida.

You can also check out 11 Unique Treats to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade if you’ll be taking a train ride on the Hogwarts Express from Diagon Alley to Hogsmeade.

Pick Your Flavor – Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream Parlour

Ice Cream at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley

Straight from the books and movies, Florean’s yummy creations live on in Diagon Alley! With so many curious and wonderful flavors, you can’t go wrong.

  • Chocolate Chili Ice Cream – Both sweet and spicy for those who crave the extraordinary.
  • Strawberry and Peanut-Butter Ice-Cream – This flavor will help you relive your school lunch days.
  • Earl Grey and Lavender Ice Cream – Put your pinkies up because now we’re getting sophisticated. Tea lovers can experience their favorite drink in frozen form.
  • Salted Caramel Blondie Ice Cream – Salted caramel mingles with super creamy goodness and Blondie brownie bits to leave you smiling after every bite.
  • Butterbeer Ice Cream – Okay, okay… This isn’t exactly “beyond Butterbeer.”  But who could resist a mouthwatering bite of the Butterbeer flavor in soft-serve form? (No one can resist. The answer is no one.)

Fishy Green Ale – Leaky Cauldron, The Fountain of Fair Fortune and The Hopping Pot

Fishy Green Ale at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley

Looking for a drink on another Ordinary Wizarding Level? Fishy Green Ale comes with an oversized straw and a bed of blueberry “fish eggs” at the bottom. The consistency is creamy and the aroma is mint with a hint of cinnamon.

Gillywater – Eternelle’s Elixir of Refreshment

Gilly Water at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley

This water is perfect for quenching your thirst on a hot Diagon Alley day. And for those curious about the art of potion-making, our witches and wizards can add such tonics as Fire Protection Potion, Babbling Beverage, Draught of Peace and Elixir to Induce Euphoria.

Tongue Tying Lemon Squash – Leaky Cauldron, The Fountain of Fair Fortune and The Hopping Pot

This isn’t your Muggle’s lemonade. Tart and tangy with a hint of vanilla, your lips will pucker at the mere thought of Tongue Tied Lemon Squash. And your taste buds will thank you after the first sip.

Otter’s Fizzy Orange Juice – Leaky Cauldron and The Hopping Pot

Otter's Fizzy Orange Juice at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley

A carbonated cup of deliciousness with a hint of vanilla and cinnamon and sugar on the rim. Need we say more?

Peachtree Fizzing Tea – Leaky Cauldron, The Fountain of Fair Fortune and The Hopping Pot

Peachtree Fizzing Tea at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley

Fresh off its appearance in your favorite Harry Potter films, this concoction has a fizzing volume of a whopping 87%. Peach and a hint of ginger bubble up to the glee of all who thirst for something special and effervescent in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

Wizard’s Brew and Dragon Scale Beer – The Leaky Cauldron, The Fountain of Fair Fortune and The Hopping Pot

Wizard's Brew & Dragon Scale Beer at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley

Beer is good. Beer made exclusively for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is even better! For those who like something dark, Wizard’s Brew is a sweet stout with notes of chocolate and coffee. Dragon Scale is an amber lager – also sure to please. Take the Hogwarts Express to Hogsmeade to find Hog’s Head Brew and complete the trifecta.

Fire Whisky – The Fountain of Fair Fortune and The Hopping Pot

Fire Whisky at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley

If you’re wanting the strong stuff, Fire Whisky is the way to go. Cinnamon in flavor, you can order this one in single or double-shot form or get it as a mixed drink. No matter what, it goes down smooth and gives you the liquid courage you’ll need to brave Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts.

Skiving Snackbox – Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes

Skiving Snackboxes at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley

Next time you’re looking to get out of a meeting or class, Fred and George have you covered. The set includes:

  • Fainting Fancies: sugary citrus gummies
  • Nosebleed Nougat: milk chocolate-covered marshmallow with pistachios
  • Fever Fudge: vanilla fudge with spicy, hot jelly beans
  • Puking Pastilles: sticky green and purple sweets

Sugar Quills – Sugarplum’s Sweetshop

Sugar Quills at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley

Sugary, lollipop-like quills that actually write, these come in a variety of flavors. Practice the art of sucking on them thoughtfully while pondering your next revelation of a sentence.

Pumpkin Pasties – Sugarplum’s Sweetshop

Pumpkin Pasties at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley

You know you’ve been wanting to try Pumpkin Pasties, one of Harry’s first wizarding treats. Baked pastries filled with saccharine goodness, these are essential for any fan of pumpkin flavored anything.

As you can see, you will have no trouble finding a feast of fun food and drinks to try at Diagon Alley.

In the comments below, tell us which wizarding world treats you recommend at Diagon Alley.

Must be 21 years of age or older with valid identification to purchase or drink alcoholic beverages at Universal Orlando Resort.

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  • Reply Lynn P. °o° May 6, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    As much as I love butter beer, nothing beats that unique flavor of “Fishy Green Ale”!!!! I actually crave this yummy concoction and have to seek it out often

  • Reply Stefanie May 6, 2017 at 10:48 pm

    Caldron cakes were my favorite! And hot butterbeer was amazing on a chilly Morning in March!

  • Reply Nicole May 9, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    I loved the Caldron Cakes last time but the Pumpkin Pasties look amazing must try this time!!

  • Reply Callie A January 5, 2018 at 8:49 pm

    We loved the rock cakes we got the first time we visited Universal. We never saw them after that first visit – and wish they’d come back! They were delicious!!!

  • Reply Mary R. January 7, 2018 at 2:25 pm

    I love all rides of Harry Potter.

  • Reply Savanna February 26, 2018 at 3:46 pm

    Last visit, 2 years ago I tried the vanilla ice cream from the van outside the ice cream shop in Wizarding World of Harry Potter, It tasted heavenly as I couldn’t get inside the shop due to long queues as It was summer time but I loved every minute of it & I tried all the rides which was fantastic. I’ll be back soon for sure.

  • Reply Lesley Wright February 17, 2019 at 6:08 pm

    hot butterbeer or frozen butterbeer are a must. The food in the Leaky Cauldron is well worth a visit too

  • Reply Social Media Team February 17, 2019 at 6:54 pm

    Hi Lesley,
    Thank you so much for your kind words. I’m so happy to read you enjoyed Butterbeer and the food at the Leaky Cauldron. I hope you got to try some of the other types of Butterbeer, such as Butterbeer Soft-Served Ice Cream, one of my favorites! We hope to see you again soon.
    – Laura

  • Reply Shantel February 20, 2019 at 10:30 am

    I usually get the Pumpkin juice it’s my favorite🍹, but I tried the “Fishy Green Ale” and it was definitely a fun a unique experience. I may have a new favorite💕 Fun to share with friends. I recommend it👍✨🍵

  • Reply Meagan Collins March 22, 2019 at 11:30 pm

    What’s vegan?

    • Reply Social Media Team March 23, 2019 at 4:39 pm

      Hi Meagan!
      Some of our favorite vegan options are Otter’s Fizzy Orange Juice, Peachtree Fizzing Tea, Pumpkin Juice, and Tongue Tying Lemon Squash. You can always ask a Team Member when you’re about to purchase any food or beverage, and they’ll be happy to help you find more vegan options.

  • Reply Michelle March 23, 2019 at 8:31 am

    The chocolate chili and the lavender earl grey ice cream
    ARE AMAZING!!!!!!

  • Reply Lisa March 24, 2019 at 3:11 pm

    Fire whiskey. Definitely.

  • Reply Lindy Brandon January 22, 2021 at 11:48 pm

    What is the one pictured at top with pink and white?

  • Reply Robbin Buchtel June 26, 2021 at 3:57 am

    Butterbeer is always great, but for those HOT days nothing beats Gillywater (each potion is a different flavor) **keep the potion vial for the kids to use after the trip is done or just as a remembrance token**.

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