You guys, it’s Harry Potter week! Psst, I did the math and Harry Potter is definitely turning 35 on the 31st. I’ve been reading Harry Potter since I was in third grade (because, yes I’m a decade and a month younger than Mr. Potter.)
I’m thrilled that Harry Potter has weaved itself back into my life, now that Aliceana has turned 3 we decided that it’s time. It’s time that she’s introduced to the magical world’s that we know and love. So we naturally we watched Star Wars as a family, I’ll talk more about that in a different post tomorrow, and we started reading Harry Potter each night before she goes to bed.
This is actually the first time AJ has had any contact with the books, I did make him watch all the movies with me though, I know, I know, not reading Harry Potter ever in your life is basically grounds for divorce, or at least sleeping on the couch punishment worthy.
So to celebrate Harry Potter week, I made Butterbeer floats.
My first attempt I used a recipe off the interwebs, and oh it was awful. It had actual chunks of butter in it and you could definitely tell that there were chunks of butter in it. These were the butterbeers that I would give Malfoy, Crabbe, and Goyle, if you know what I mean.
So then I decided to take this matter into my own hands and makeup my own recipe. This recipe is one I would gladly share with Harry, Ron, and Hermione, so I promise it’s tasty, it’s almost…magical how tasty it is.
It has the perfect blend of buttery sweetness, from butterscotch, not butter (thank goodness.) It’s also extremely simple to make.
Since these do happen to be really sweet, I made these in our smaller copper mugs, and honestly, because…how cool do these look!?
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|Harry Potter Inspired Butterbeer Floats Recipe|| |
- 2 scoops salted caramel ice cream
- 8 ounces vanilla soda
- Drizzle of Butterscotch topping
- Optional Lightning Sprinkles from Geeky Hostess
- Place two scoops of salted caramel ice cream in mug.
- Pour soda over the top, top with Reddi-Whip and drizzle with butterscotch and add sprinkles.
- This tastes the best when you use your straw to mix up all the ingredients.
- It tastes pretty magical.
How are you going to celebrate Harry Potter week?