Hot Drinks Non-Alcoholic The Wizarding World Vodka

Hufflepuff Hot Buttered Caramel

January 20, 2018

J.K. Rowling’s daughter is quoted to have said “everyone should want to be a Hufflepuff“, and of course they also lay claim to one of the coolest people too…

I too think everyone should want to be a Hufflepuff! For one, their common room is right next to the kitchen. To me, this reads as an endless supply of late night snacks. And what more of a fantastic late night hot drink than a “Hufflepuff Hot Buttered Caramel”. Buttery, sweet, caramelly, spiced, appley goodness in a mug, topped with a mountain of salted caramel whipped cream. A fitting drink for a Hufflepuff! All other houses can go sit in their chilly dungeon or tower common rooms and remain hot-drink-less.


Hufflepuff students tend to be modest. They enjoy the good things in life – the Wizarding World’s house of “hygge”. They value patience, hard work, and loyalty. All these traits I’ve attempted to capture in this drink (well maybe not modesty, there’s nothing modest about that cream), plus making something super delicious dedicated to my Hufflepuff friends who I know would love to drink this. My original taste test with my very own Hufflepuff was heavy on rum and vodka – so this is much more scaled back (in fact, no alcohol necessary at all). This final version is much more like a warm, toasty nap under a blanket. Hufflepuffs like naps.

Another fantastic thing about this drink is that it can be made alcoholic, or kept non-alcoholic. Normally in this case I’d make two separate posts – but for an identical drink with one ingredient difference, it didn’t seem necessary. You can enjoy them both here.

What follows is the non-alcoholic recipe, but I’ll tell you where to “spike it” in order to make this a hard hot caramel. Skip to the end of the page for the recipe.


Caramel Cream

The most important two parts of this recipe is getting the cream right, and getting the caramel elixir deliciously combined and heated too. If you wish to pass up on the cream, any shop-bought squirt-y cream will do just as well, and some of the photographs on this page are topped up with such a cream to produce a spectacular head! See the photograph below for example!


Another option with the cream is whilst whipping it, you could fold in a shot of salted caramel vodka instead of caramel syrup. Don’t forget to top with Hufflepuff coloured sprinkles whatever you do! Hufflepuffs love sprinkles!


The Recipe

Hufflepuff Hot Buttered Caramel


For the Cream

  • 150 ml Double Cream
  • 1 tsp Caramel Syrup

For the Drink

  • 15 g Butter
  • 25 g Brown Sugar
  • 5 g Grated Nutmeg
  • 100 ml Water
  • 400 ml Apple Juice
  • 60 ml Salted Caramel Vodka OPTIONAL
  • Gold and Brown Sprinkles


Cream 'Head'

  1. Mix together your double cream and caramel syrup and whisk thoroughly till it holds its shape. When ready to use for drink, put in a piping bag.


  1. In a pan, combine the water, sugar, nutmeg and butter until completely melted and leave to simmer on a small heat for 5-10 minutes. If you prefer an extra sweet drink, add a splash of caramel syrup.

  2. Add the apple juice, mix thoroughly and allow to heat up. Once at optimal drinking temperature, take off the heat, and pour into your mug.

  3. [OPTIONAL] add a double shot (or 60ml) of salted caramel vodka.

  4. Top with your whipped cream mix, piping gently through a piping bag. If preferred, feel free to use standard, store bought squirt-y cream. Top with sprinkles.


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  • Reply Melanie Gabrell January 20, 2018 at 9:06 pm

    Looks YUMMY : ) I also have to say the hufflepuff common room looks the cosiest​ !

    • Reply Citrus and Cinnamon January 20, 2018 at 9:12 pm

      Thats so true! The windows look out on to grass and flowers, and its like a badgers set! What more could you want? Literally. I think all other dorm rooms are probably cold by comparison.

  • Reply PJ'sAndStuff January 21, 2018 at 4:02 pm

    Totally doing this soon! I’ve only had one Butterbeer in Harry Potter world, and it’s a memory I will cherrish forever, excited to recreate it here!

  • Reply The Cozy Pages January 21, 2018 at 6:17 pm

    Been staring at this drink and recipe wondering if I could really make it myself! Absolutely divine.

    • Reply Citrus and Cinnamon January 21, 2018 at 6:20 pm

      Thank you so much! πŸ™‚

  • Reply indianeskitchen January 21, 2018 at 11:17 pm

    This is right up my alley! It sounds amazing and I love caramel!

    • Reply Citrus and Cinnamon January 22, 2018 at 11:05 am

      I’m so glad to hear that! I love caramel too, omg. I would put it on everything if I could!

  • Reply FrugalFrannie January 22, 2018 at 12:30 am

    I am in LOVE with the drink recipes on your blog!

    • Reply Citrus and Cinnamon January 22, 2018 at 11:06 am

      Thanks so much Frannie! You’re so sweet πŸ™‚

  • Reply Mad Madam Mom January 22, 2018 at 5:18 pm

    You have just won my ❀️ heart! I have the Harry Potter Unofficial Cookbook- I will be posting some recipes. Lol.

    • Reply Citrus and Cinnamon January 22, 2018 at 5:18 pm

      Oooh really? Looking forward to seeing those recipes! I don’t own that book but have always wanted to buy it! C:

  • Reply Afroz January 22, 2018 at 6:16 pm

    This looks delish! Have to get around to making this soonβ™₯️

  • Reply Marguerite January 22, 2018 at 6:53 pm

    Great content. Great photos. Great recipes. Great blog!! Loving it!

    • Reply Citrus and Cinnamon January 22, 2018 at 8:05 pm

      You’re so sweet Marguerite! Thank you so much, and absolutely the same to you πŸ˜€

  • Reply WoodenSpoonWanderer January 23, 2018 at 7:34 pm

    Oh. My. God. YUM.

  • Reply rhumitoblog January 24, 2018 at 4:10 pm

    Looks so tasty!!

  • Reply Kiala B January 27, 2018 at 7:43 pm

    Harry Potter and caramel all in one?? COUNT ME IN!! 😍😍

    • Reply Citrus and Cinnamon January 27, 2018 at 7:43 pm

      Woohooo! You’re my kind of person, Kiala! πŸ˜€

  • Reply Katherine January 27, 2018 at 7:48 pm

    This looks delicious and fun! Love it.

    • Reply Citrus and Cinnamon January 27, 2018 at 8:30 pm

      Thanks! πŸ˜€

  • Reply the Painted Apron January 28, 2018 at 7:55 pm

    Oh boy, I’ll be right over!

  • Reply Khushi Rao February 4, 2018 at 11:46 am

    like the repices you post they look drool worthy

    • Reply Citrus and Cinnamon February 4, 2018 at 11:47 am

      Aww, thanks so much! I try! This one is a particularly tasty one.

  • Reply justjulesmeyer February 8, 2018 at 2:02 am

    All your recipes look amazing and the photographs are stunning. You do a great job of describing things in detail and making a person want to make every thing!

    • Reply Citrus and Cinnamon February 8, 2018 at 9:27 am

      Thank you so much! This us one of the sweetest comments ever and you’ve made my day!

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