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5 Wizarding World Of Harry Potter Ice Cream Flavors Ranked From Worst To Best

It was a close call between first and second.

by Collette Reitz
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Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida, got more magical when The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter opened in June 2010. Diagon Alley opened four years later in July 2014, and it includes Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream Parlour, a nod to where Harry got free treats in The Prisoner of Azkiban.

Florean Fortescue’s features more than 20 flavors. From Butterbeer soft serve to scoops of Chocolate Chili and one of Harry’s favorites, Strawberry & Peanut Butter, there is a lot to choose from. I tried five of the more unique flavors and ranked them from worst to best.

If you’re stumped on what to try the next time you’re at Universal Studios, check out this ranking of flavors like Clotted Cream and Earl Grey & Lavender.

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5. Clotted Cream

This unsuspecting scoop packs a tangy punch. Clotted cream is meant to top baked goods or tea, but the ice cream version tastes more like frozen cream cheese. It’s an overpowering bite that could pair well with a fruity flavor.

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4. Chocolate Chili

This flavor is like a magic trick. When you first taste it, you get a rich, tasty chocolate flavor. As soon as you start to swallow, the heat hits the back of your throat — and it stays with you. If you can handle the heat, you might like a whole scoop.

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3. Strawberry & Peanut Butter

Another illusion in a scoop! Although it looks pretty in pink, the peanut butter flavor comes through strong (in a good way). This is the flavor Harry buys Ron and Hermione in The Chamber of Secrets, so it’s also wizard-approved.

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2. Butterbeer Soft Serve

The only soft serve in my tasting, the Butterbeer flavor is sweet but not too sweet. Caramel, butterscotch, and vanilla flavors all come through, and it’s made all the more enjoyable by the super smooth soft serve consistency.

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1. Earl Grey & Lavender

This tea-infused ice cream was the most refreshing of the bunch. The light flavors combine to make a not-too-sweet dessert that will cool you off after encountering the fire-breathing dragon at Gringotts.

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There’s plenty to do (and eat) in Diagon Alley, but you’ll want to make a stop at Fortescue’s to try the unique ice cream flavors. If it’s a super hot day, I’d recommend Earl Gray & Lavender or Butterbeer. But if you’re channeling Harry, Strawberry & Peanut Butter is where it’s at.

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