Growing up, we all wanted to ram into the wall and reach Platform 9 ¾, board the Hogwarts express, eat all we could from the Honeydukes trolley, and get sorted into our favorite houses. Alas! That dream, which still is a dream, could never come true. Don’t lie! You have waited for that owl to arrive with your Hogwarts letter. Every cat you saw on the street, you thought was Professor McGonagall. No! It wasn’t just me!
With the opening of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter a few years back, Harry Potter fans get to live their dream of walking into their favorite locations in the book. You could visit Diagon Alley, Hogsmeade, Gringotts Bank, and many other places. But most of all, you could get all the treats you drooled for a while, reading the books or watching the movies. It was surreal for Potterheads when they got to order a mug filled with Butterbeer. There’s a whole lot of treats with the flavor of butterbeer in them.
But another sad reality is that we cannot visit Universal Studios every time we crave butterbeer or some other crazy treat like fizzing Whizbees (even if you are crazy rich, do you have the time?). There are also so many drinks and sweets from books and movies that go unexplored. How do we recreate them? The answer is easy; at home with the below-mentioned recipes. Yes, the best and easy thing to do is to make your favorite treats from Harry Potter at home. You can just gobble all of them on your own or have a Harry Potter-themed party and show off your cooking skills to your family and friends.
Now, you might think, how can I achieve that? If I have given you the problem, I will be the one to give you a solution. So, my dear muggles and closeted-wizards, here I have a compilation of only the best Harry Potter recipes for you. Some of them you may find at Universal Studios, while some are completely innovated to match the reference of the books. No magical creatures were harmed in the making of these recipes. Without further ado, let’s start our compilation of Harry Potter recipes.
1. Harry Potter Butterbeer
Let’s start this list with Butterbeer. Butterbeer has always been the drink people have been the most curious about. Rowling describes the taste of butterbeer as sweet sickly butterscotch. The closest any rendition of the drink has come to the one in the book is the one at Universal Studios. It is also J.K. Rowling approved.
I have exactly the recipe for the Universal Studios butterbeer for you. If you think that it is a difficult drink to make, well, it isn’t. The drink is just a combination of four simple and sweet ingredients. All you need to do is mix some butterscotch syrup with some soft butter. Then, add some fizz with cream soda. Lastly, top this drink with some whipped cream and a drizzle of butterscotch syrup. Yup! You are all done. Now, get your customized Harry Potter glasses (not optical ones, the drinking ones), and let’s all say cheers. Oh! You are probably wondering what’s more to this recipe. It’s all here in the recipe for Harry Potter Butterbeer.
2. Harry Potter Treacle Tart
You remember in Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince, and we learned that Harry loved Treacle Tart so much, he smelled it in the love potion. Well, it is natural that the Potterheads wanted a slice of treacle tart for themselves. After all, it is the chosen dessert by the chosen one.
For those of you with a frown on your forehead, treacle tart is actually not a fictional dessert but a real one. It is a classic British tart with a light golden syrup filling. The light golden syrup is called treacle. The tart has a delicious crisp crust and is golden with a crumbly texture. The filling, which is mainly the syrup, with a few additions here and there, looks golden brown and jiggly (tee hee. Jiggly makes me giggly). The filling also has some lemon zest to balance the sweetness and aroma. Add a few spices here and there and you are done.
The recipe for treacle tart teaches you how to make the delicious tart from scratch. Just make a quick run to your pantry and get all that you need. Actually, take all the time you need. The recipe for the Harry Potter treacle tart is right here.
3. Butterbeer Cookies
The butterbeer craze has reached far and wide. But when it reaches bakers, that’s when it gets blown up—introducing butterbeer cookies. These delicious cookies taste like a tall glass of butterbeer. You have the regular cookie dough ingredients and then you have the ingredients that make this recipe special.
The regular ingredients include flour, sugar, salt, eggs, vanilla extract, and baking soda. But then come the ingredients that make these cookies special. Add some butter, vanilla, and butterscotch pudding mix, and some toffee bits. Place small balls of this dough on the baking sheet and to top it all off, sprinkle some cute little lightning bolt sprinkles. Just bake them to your choice of the cookie spectrum (the cookie spectrum is for the crunch level of the cookie. It ranges from chewy cookie to crispy cookie).
The delicious cookies are perfect for kids and adults, basically for everyone. The recipe is not that complicated and if you already know how to bake cookies, this is just like batting an eyelash for you (okay, I may be exaggerating here for comedic purposes). If you want to know about the recipe in-depth, here is the recipe for butterbeer cookies for you.
4. Harry Potter Polyjuice Potion
Well, well. This might be among the unusual recipes and probably among the ones not many people want to recreate. I mean who’d want to cook some polyjuice potion for a month with human hair and whatnot unless they really wanted to impersonate someone (*In Dwight Schrute’s voice* Identity theft is not a joke, Jim!).
But I have a much better and rather edible version of the polyjuice potion that won’t turn you into a cat animagus. The juice is evil green in color and tastes sweet with a sour punch. In a punch bowl, you just have to pour some kiwi and lime juice, some lemony lime soda, and some apple sorbet. Mix with a ladle (that counts as brewing). Pour this drink into glasses and top with worms, teeth, and some hair. No! Not human. Gummy worms, marshmallow teeth, and some candy floss. What’s wrong with you? Here is the recipe for the Harry Potter polyjuice potion so you don’t put anything resembling human teeth in the drink.
5. Harry Potter Pumpkin Juice
If there’s any drink from the Harry Potter series that has risen to fame like butterbeer, it is none other than pumpkin juice. This drink is mentioned time and again in the books. “Real Harry Potter Fans” know its importance. From the Honeydukes trolley to the Great Hall, it has made appearances everywhere.
Its popularity became evident when you could get a bottle of pumpkin juice at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. So, you should get excited when I tell you that you can make a cold glass of pumpkin juice in your muggle kitchen.
It is so easy to make; you can make it with your eyes closed. Do not do it for real. You’ll end up spilling the whole drink on your kitchen counter. Just pour some apple cider into a large pitcher and then add pumpkin puree, vanilla, sugar, and some pumpkin pie spice. If you love pumpkin spice lattes, then this is going to be your favorite fall drink. Beat your seasonal depression with a glass of Harry Potter pumpkin juice.
6. Harry Potter Pumpkin Pasties
Another classic Honeydukes trolley treat, pumpkin pasties are a fan-favorite too. Pumpkins are a consistent prop in the movies and books. It is safe to assume it is a staple in the world of wizards. It is but natural that the pumpkin treats are loved among wizards.
With that thought in mind, let’s make these delicious mini pie pockets. These half-moon pies are really simple to make. If you don’t want to do the hard labor, get some ready-made pie dough. The filling is a mixture of pumpkin puree, sugar, and pumpkin pie spice. The pumpkin pie spice is a mixture of cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, and cardamom. It makes your pasties and your heart warm.
Just fill pastry dough rounds with a spoon of this filling and fold them to make half-moons. Then, crimp the edges and cut little slits at the top. Bake them and you are ready.The pumpkin pasties are a great sweet snack to eat while re-reading the books. Here’s the complete recipe.
7. Harry Potter Butterbeer Fudge
Another great treat the Wizarding World of Harry Potter has given us is butterbeer fudge. Besides being absolutely tasty, it looks so cute. The fudge pieces look like tiny glasses of butterbeer (fine! I have a thing for miniatures. Sue me! Wait, not really!).
The fudge, like most recipes on this list, is very easy to make. You need to make the butterscotch fudge for the base and white chocolate fudge for the top that’ll be the foam of your butterbeer. Make the butterscotch with butter, butterscotch chips, marshmallow creme, condensed milk, caramel syrup, and sugar. Set this fudge and then pour the white chocolate fudge over it. Keep the white chocolate layer thinner than the butterscotch layer.
After you freeze the fudge, you can slice it and enjoy it. Sounds easy, right? That’s because it is. Here is the recipe for Harry Potter butterbeer fudge so you can make this delectable sweet at home.
8. Butterbeer Cupcakes
Don’t come at me for adding another butterbeer-flavored recipe. What can I do? People love them. You will, too, once you taste these delicious butterbeer cupcakes. The cupcakes taste like butterbeer from head to toe, complete with the icing.
Other than the usual cupcake ingredients, you have cream soda, butter extract, and toffee bits to make the cupcakes butterbeer-y. The frosting also has the butterbeer effect. It has a butterscotch pudding mix, heavy cream, sugar, and some butter extract.
Oh! I forgot to tell you that before you frost the cakes, you have to dip them in a smooth butterscotch sauce. This butterscotch sauce also helps make the cupcakes more appealing when you drizzle some over them in the end. Hungry?Well, here’s the recipe for butterbeer cupcakes so you make these tiny cakes without any fuss.
9. Harry Potter Birthday Cake
Tell me a more heartwarming gesture than Hagrid bringing a birthday cake for Harry’s 11th birthday? I’ll wait. Actually, don’t. I don’t want to know. The birthday cake is very simple to make. There are no magical ingredients in the cake. It is a simple chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream. The buttercream is divided into two parts. The large part is mixed with red food coloring and turns pink. The smaller portion is mixed with green color to make the icing.
Also, I am stressing that the spellings are crucial. Otherwise, it’d be just a normal cake. Also, the cake can be, in fact, it should be a little rough on the edges. That’s just staying authentic to the research material.Here’s how you can make the Harry Potter birthday cake.
10. Butterbeer Ice Cream
If you have ever been so lucky to visit Universal Studios and tried the butterbeer ice cream, then you know how amazing it is (Is it like ice cream? It is better than ice cream, Jeremy.). The ice cream tastes like creamy, cold butterbeer, you know, with the taste of sickly butterscotch.
You can get it in cups and even in waffle cones. What I like to do is eat it with waffle chips. It tastes ah-mah-zing. It is also super-easy to make as it is no-churn ice cream. Make some butterscotch sauce and mix it with some whipped cream. Then, drizzle some more sauce and make swirls of the sauce.
After that, all there’s left to do is ice that cream. I made a similar joke in the recipe for the Butterbeer cream. You can check it out.
11. Harry Potter Hagrid’s Rock Cakes
Whenever Harry mentioned Hagrid’s rock cakes, he mostly said how they were literally as hard as rocks. So, it is quite evident that they’re edible. Nevertheless, that didn’t stop Hagrid from serving them each time Harry, Ron, and Hermione visited his hut.
The real-world rock cakes are actually fruit cakes that have a hard exterior and a soft interior. They are made from flour and a lot of butter. There’s also no sugar in the cakes. They just have the sweet and tangy taste of the raisins you add to them.
Even if you don’t know the ‘B’ of baking, you can still make these rock cakes at home. I guarantee you’ll have a better experience than Harry did. Here’s the recipe for edible, I should say, Hagrid’s rock cakes.
12. Harry Potter Cockroach Clusters
The first instinct when someone says that they are making a treat named cockroach clusters is to scream ‘Yuck!’. Well, when I tell you that the disgustingly named treat is actually delicious, the yuck will turn into yum.
The fictional treat is actually disgusting. Cockroach clusters are candied cockroaches that are shaped like peanuts. Our version is edible and you’ll love it. You just need some chocolate chips and halved pecans. Then, embed the pecans in the chocolate. You’ll be needing a chocolate mold for that. This candy will make you nuts (tee hee. Pun intended!). Here’s how you can make cockroach clusters at home.
13. Harry Potter Fizzing Whizbees
The Fizzing Whizbees were candies from the Harry Potter universe that were supposed to make a person slightly levitate when eaten. The version of Fizzing Whizbees at Universal Studios is different from the version mentioned in the books.
The Fizzing Whizbees are chocolate candies that are shaped like bumblebees. But there’s a surprise when you eat one. The bees are filled with fruity pop rocks. So, you get the fizz in the bees. I consider it a win-win. They are also really easy to make. The MC of the recipe is the bumblebee mold. For ingredients, you only need chocolate melts and a packet of pop rocks. Do you want the complete recipe? Here is how you can make Fizzing Whizbees and have a blast.
14. Harry Potter Cauldron Cakes
Cauldron cakes, as mentioned in the books, were wizard cakes sold at the Honeydukes trolley and the sweet shop. At the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, you’ll find the literal embodiment of the cauldron cakes.
Do you think I’m kidding? They even come in tiny silicon cauldrons. If you have tiny silicone molds, I can teach you how to make the copycat version of the cauldron cakes. The cakes are just soft and moist chocolate cakes that are topped with flame-like buttercream. Yes, the buttercream is dual-toned with fiery red and yellow tones. Here’s a quick recipe for how you can make the Harry Potter cauldron cakes at home.
15. Harry Potter Amortentia Love Potion
You probably won’t believe me when I tell you that the most dangerous potion in the Harry Potter series was a love potion. As Professor Slughorn says that you can never underestimate the power of obsessive love. He is talking about Amortentia that is known to create strong feelings of infatuation and obsession in the ones who drink it.
Well, I have the muggle version of Amortentia, and let me tell you, it does make me obsessed. The drink is complete with the sheen and the pink tint. It is made with vanilla ice cream, frozen cherries, white chocolate chips, and beautiful pink shimmer dust. You can easily brew this potion at home. If you need some help, here’s the recipe for the Harry Potter Amortentia love potion.
16. Harry Potter Butterbeer Poke Cake
The butterbeer poke cake recipe is actually pretty close to the butterbeer cupcakes recipe. But instead of tiny cakes, you make a huge cake. The drill to make the batter is the same as the cupcakes. The cream soda and toffee bits make an appearance.
The graph diverges when you bake the cake and then poke holes in it. Then, sweet condensed milk is poured all over the cake. After that, the recipe converges again with the same frosting recipe. Add the frosting over the cake, drizzle some butterscotch syrup over the frosting, and cut little squares. You can also garnish the cake with some butterscotch chips and lightning bolt sprinkles. Here’s the whole recipe for the Harry Potter butterbeer poke cake.
17. Harry Potter Butterbeer Popcorn
Want a popcorn flavor that goes with the Harry Potter vibe so you can have it while watching the Harry Potter movie marathon. Well, I just have the recipe for you. Yes, you guessed it right. I am definitely going to bring butterbeer into this. If you are wondering how to make butterbeer popcorn, the recipe is similar to that of caramel popcorn.
You need to pop the corn kernels and keep them ready in a baking tray. Then, make the delicious butterbeer sauce with butterscotch chips, butter, sugar, corn syrup, and some baking soda. Then, mix this sauce with the popcorn and bake them. Well, we don’t want soggy popcorn, do we? Bake them until you have delicious candied popcorn. Here’s a simple way you can make delicious butterbeer popcorn at home.
18. Harry Potter Sorting Hat Cupcakes
You may not be able to walk the Great Hall and get sorted by the sorting hat. But that doesn’t mean that you should skip the sorting ceremony altogether. You can have your own sorting ceremony at home with sorting hat cupcakes. Unlike the sorting hat that sorts you in a house based on your qualities, these tiny sorting hats depend clearly on fate.
The cupcakes are your usual chocolate cupcakes and are topped with vanilla buttercream. What makes them special is the different color fillings that sort you into a house as soon as you bite into one. Each cupcake has one of the four fillings. The four fillings are red for Gryffindor, yellow for Hufflepuff, blue for Ravenclaw, and green for Slytherin. Also, the cupcakes are topped with a tiny sorting hat made with modeling chocolate. Now, have a look at the complete recipe for Harry Potter sorting hat cupcakes and make your very own.
So, here are all the Harry Potter recipes that you should definitely try and make. The recipes are easy to make and you can have an amazing Harry Potter-themed party with these. They all taste amazing, so Potterhead or not, and you’ll love them. What are you waiting for then? Make all of it at home and enjoy. Also, tell me in the comments which recipe you liked best.