The muggles over at D.G. Yuengling & Son haven’t yet figured out how to brew butterbeer, but lucky for Harry Potter fans, the brewery’s wizarding counterparts at Yuengling’s Ice Cream are way ahead of them.
Yuengling’s Ice Cream this week announced a butterbeer ice cream flavor, which the company said takes inspiration from Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling. Specifically, Yuengling’s focused on Rowling’s description of butterbeer as “a bit like less sickly butterscotch.”
To that end, the butterbeer ice cream is a blend of half buttercream ice cream and half butterscotch ice cream with “a butterscotch swirl.”
"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’s president David Yuengling said in a release. “We hope we make J.K. Rowling proud with this flavor.”
The butterbeer ice cream flavor, it should be noted, is completely alcohol-free, despite the connection to Yuengling beer. The Yuengling family started their ice cream brand in 1920 as a way to offset falling beer sales during Prohibition, and closed the operation in 1985. The brand began appearing on store shelves again in 2014.
If you want yourself a glass of the actual butterbeer (or as close as us muggles can get), you’ll have to head to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios — the only place the official stuff is available. Or, if you’re feeling particularly motived, you could make your own bootleg version.
Pints of Yuengling’s butterbeer ice cream are available now at various locations. Quarts, a release notes, will be available in the future.