Friday, April 17, 2009

Butterbeer is the drink of choice for young wizards in the Harry Potter books. We loved the Harry Potter series! Everytime a new book was released we would go to the midnight Harry Potter party at Borders Books, purchase the new book, and then go to Ihop for midnight pancakes. It was so much fun! The last Harry Potter book was released in 2007, here we are at Ihop eating our midnight pancakes...We would devour the Harry Potter books as soon as we got them. The boys weren't old enough to read the books by themselves so I would spend the next few days reading aloud to them. Andrew has become quite the reader though and this year he decided to read the Harry Potter books himself. He started reading the first Harry Potter book in September and finished the last book in February. That's 7 books... 2,421 pages! He enjoyed them so much and I loved watching him go through the adventure, they are so exciting! I can't remember where I heard about this recipe for ButterBeer but I thought it would be a fun drink (and it was)!

Cream Soda
Werther's Hard Candy (or any butterscotch candy)

Drop a Werther's candy into a cold glass of cream sodaStir the candy and soda. The boys loved watching the soda bubble around the butterscotch candy. They stirred theirs drinks for a LONG time


Coleen's Recipes said...

Your family is BEAUTIFUL!! Your family Ihop visits and story time are something that your boys will remember forever. I love the idea of the butterbeer. I didn't read the Harry Potter books, but this is something my grandkids would really get a kick out of.

Kathy said...

My boys are big Harry Potter fans too!!! This so neat!!! We try to do fun things in the kitchen on Fridays - this is going on the list for sure!!! Thanks for sharing!

Dawn said...

You are such a good Mom. Your kids will remember this for a lifetime!

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Anonymous said...

For an 'adult' version we mix 1 shot of butterscotch schnaps and 1 bottle (the glass ones that are 12 oz or so) of cream soda. A bit dangerous since they are so sweet. Only drink one or two!