Characters in the Harry Potter books and movies were known to enjoy a refreshing glass of the drink from time to time, so it only makes sense that this element was brought to life in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

Every version of butterbeer sold at Universal tastes like pure magic. If given the opportunity, you should try them all. At the end of the day, some iterations of these snacks and drinks simply are better than others. Hopefully this list will give you an informed view on what you might like to try at the park.

6 Butterbeer Potted Cream

For those who aren’t up to date on British foodstuffs, potted cream is a smooth dessert reminiscent of pudding and custard. Universal’s portion comes in a small glass jar with a dollop of whipped cream and butterscotch on top.

The flavor isn’t too intense or sweet and its sale is limited to the Leaky Cauldron and the Three Broomsticks. The texture and taste of this treat is not as memorable as the rest of the options in the park. Because of that, it’s been given the lowest spot on this list.

5 Butterbeer Fudge

If you have a sweet tooth, butterbeer fudge might be the way to go. This iteration is particularly sweet and rich, making it difficult to eat a lot of in one sitting. Compared to other butterbeer options, the fudge is definitely the easiest to travel with since you don’t have to worry about spilling it or having it go warm. Or you could take some home as a souvenir and savor the fun of Universal for a little longer. This fudge is delicious, but when it has to stand up against the other kinds of butterbeer Universal offers, it wouldn’t be my first pick. Or my second.

4 Cold Butterbeer

This is butterbeer in its most basic form. This configuration is truest to the description in the books, tasting like cream soda mixed with butterscotch. It comes out carbonated just like pop with a thick layer of vanilla foam that is so irresistible it’s sure to leave a mustache on your upper lip.

Like the fudge, the taste is very sweet and can be overwhelming if you don’t enjoy drinking liquid candy. Cold butterbeer might be cool and refreshing on a hot Florida day, but the other forms of it are able to balance their flavors more successfully.

3 Butterbeer Ice Cream

This ice cream tastes as good as it looks. Customers receive a generous heap of vanilla soft-serve with butterscotch around the edges. The combination makes for a more subtle taste that isn’t overly sweet. The only reason this version of butterbeer loses points is due to its lack of presence in the book series, so it doesn’t have the strong nostalgia factor that the drinks have. If Harry, Ron, and Hermione existed, they’d probably wish this was available during their trips to Hogsmeade and Florean Fortescue's Ice Cream Parlour.

2 Warm Butterbeer

Warm butterbeer is like a butterscotch hot chocolate, minus the chocolate. On cooler days, it really does warm you up. The butterscotch-milk combination serves up comfort without being too sweet or potent. It gets points for fitting well into the Harry Potter canon too because the books describe the beverage being served hot.

The only downfall of this product is that it’s seasonal. It makes sense not to serve it during the summer in Florida, but it’s so good that people would probably still dare to drink it in the heat.

1 Frozen Butterbeer

Frozen butterbeer is served similar to a slushie, but it doesn’t come with a syrupy texture. The ice makes the sweetness less intense than cold butterbeer, but it keeps the goodness of the flavor. Between the texture and taste, one could describe this drink as perfect. It’s topped with the same unforgettable whipped topping as Cold Butterbeer and executes the unforgettable description from the books. This is served year-round and can be especially refreshing on a hot day. If you’re going to try any type of butterbeer while in Universal, let this be it.