Dairy Queen Worker Shows 'Secret' Harry Potter-Inspired Blizzard

A Dairy Queen employee has delighted Harry Potter fans by sharing a special recipe that replicates the flavour of the franchise's butterbeer.

The foaming beverage is available for Potterheads to try for real at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park at Universal Orlando, but they can now get a taste of it at their local Dairy Queen too.

TikTok user @thedairyqueenking shared the secret recipe for a butterbeer-inspired Blizzard on August 9, gaining more than 9 million views and over 1.3 million likes.

"Calling all Harry Potter fans," the caption read. The video began by showing ice cream being added to a cup using the familiar Dairy Queen machine.

A hearty serving of butterscotch syrup was added, followed by vanilla syrup. Butterfinger topping was then sprinkled over the concoction, before it was mixed together by the Dairy Queen machine.

As a finishing touch, whipped topping was added, replicating the frothy top of butterbeer.

"So good. 10/10," wrote the Dairy Queen employee.

Although @thedairyqueenking dubbed the ice cream treat a "secret menu" item, they later confirmed that Dairy Queen doesn't actually have a secret menu. "They're just items I make up when I'm bored and taste good," they wrote in a comment.

"You can't go to Dairy Queen and ask for a butterbeer Blizzard, you have to ask for the ingredients for them to make it and usually they will," they added.

As per these instructions, Harry Potter fans should ask for a Blizzard with butterfinger, vanilla, butterscotch and whipped topping, when they order at Dairy Queen.


Calling all Harry Potter fans!! Butter Beer Blizzard!! how to order in comments :) #dairyqueen #harrypotter #harrypottertiktok #fyp #foryou #booktok

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The @thedairyqueenking video can also be seen in full here.

One user commented: "Ordered it. Currently eating it. 10/10. Mostly butterfinger though."

"Gonna make this for myself before I quit tomorrow," wrote one apparent former Dairy Queen worker.

"Yer a blizzard Harry," joked a TikTok viewer.

The Dairy Queen recipe is just the latest ice cream-based fast-food hack to go viral on TikTok. One user's clip about mixing ice cream with orange soda at McDonald's has gained more than 1.2 million likes in recent weeks.

In the video, the user poured a soft-serve cone into a cup of Fanta, creating a creamy drink, but viewers were divided about the result. Many said the "hack" was simply an ice cream float, while others felt the video was beneficial because it showed how the drink could be made at McDonald's even though it isn't on the menu.

Newsweek has contacted @thedairyqueenking for comment.

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A Dairy Queen store in Charlotte Hall, Maryland, seen on October 10, 2014. Win McNamee/Getty Images

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