My kids (the ones who are old enough) and I have read all the books…several times, actually. We planned to watch all the movies over the summer but somehow we got sidetracked, so we’re going to try and watch one a weekend until we finish. It’s good to have goals.
As I was looking around at recipes for butterbeer, however, I discovered that there really isn’t an “official” way to do it. Some people make it hot. Some make it cold. People have all sorts of interpretations — which is, of course, the beauty of the books. They are however you imagine them to be.
So we decided that if there are lots of different ways to make it, we were going to pick a way that involved ice cream. Naturally.
This would make an excellent Halloween party drink. There’s something about Harry Potter that just feels Halloween-y to me, which is weird because if you actually read the books, not much takes place on actual Halloween. But wizards and wands and spells and things…as the weather gets cooler and mistier, things seem to get more mysterious and magical. And if there’s anything better than curling up with a good book on a cold, fall night I can’t think of it. I always re-read Harry Potter in the fall.
This recipe makes enough for one ambitious adult, or four small children (though they might try to convince you otherwise.) I’d double the recipe and serve it in child-sized mugs for a party or something. And if you get the proportions off a little, it doesn’t matter that much.
- vanilla ice cream
- butterscotch topping
- club soda
- Drizzle butterscotch topping generously in the bottom of a large mug or stein.
- Add two scoops vanilla ice cream and cover with more butterscotch topping.
- Fill with club soda.
- Stir just enough that the ice cream and soda make a creamy, foamy mixture.
- Drink up!
For more fall fun, check out these ideas:
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