Otherwise known as the Golden Elixir of the Harry Potter world, the warm, butterscotchy-cream-soda-y delectable delight you’ve only dreamed of guzzling down after reading the book (or watching the movie). Haven’t you just sat in your house on a cold day, thinking, “Boy, if only I had some butterbeer…”
Obviously, if you don’t live in Florida you can’t get the butterbeer from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. You also probably aren’t able to just drop by Hogsmeade and order yourself a mug (unless your fireplace has some kind of magical presence that I don’t know about). In fact, you’re probably a Muggle, just like me.
So what can we do? Make it ourselves, of course.
Feast of Fiction, a Youtube series that takes food from fictional stories and makes them in real life, filmed a video showing you how to make three types of butterbeer: regular soda, slushie, and the hot drink. Apparently the slushie is the type that is most favored at the amusement park, but I’m sure that the hot drink would be wonderful for those wintry days. Watch the video below, and check out their blog here for the recipe:
Feast of Fiction has done recipes of other famous foods, such as the Lembas bread from Lord of the Rings, Peeta’s burnt nut and raisin bread from the Hunger Games, as well as many others. Check out their other videos at feastoffiction on Youtube!
So maybe you’re not in the mood for butterbeer exactly, but you want that delicious butterscotch-cream-soda taste. Simple solution: make butterbeer cupcakes!
I found this yummy-looking recipe from amybites.com–be sure to visit the link for the full recipe! Here’s a picture of the final product:
This cupcake has a light and fluffy cake filled with a decadent butterscotch ganache, topped off with equally yummy buttercream frosting. Delish!
If you guys make any of this, comment below and tell me how it tasted! Have you been to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter? (Or would you like to go?) And lastly, what was your favorite food in the entire Harry Potter series?
Until next time,