Butterbeer

Butterbeer is synonymous with the Harry Potter series, and is mentioned throughout the film and books. The good news is that it’s pretty easy to make yourself! In a medium bowl, combine 1 can cream soda with 2 Tbsp butterscotch syrup and stir. In a separate bowl, whisk ¼ cup heavy cream until stiff peaks form, and add ½ Tbsp sugar and ¼ tsp vanilla extract. Stir through 1 Tbsp melted butter. Pour cream soda mixture into a glass and top with the whipped cream mixture. For another recipe inspired by Butterbeer, try our butterbeer pancakes!

Charcoal Black Cake

Cakes burnt to a charcoal were served at the Nearly-Headless Nick’s 500th Deathday Party. Other items on offer were maggoty haggis, rotten fish, and moldy cheese. Impress a fellow Harry Potter fan at their next birthday party with a jet-black ‘charcoal’ cake. Bake a standard red velvet or chocolate cake and cover with a charcoal frosting. To make a black buttercream frosting, beat 250g butter in a large bowl, until pale and smooth. Gradually add in 180g powdered sugar (confectioners' sugar). Add 200g bittersweet chocolate (melted and cooled) and beat until combined. Add 2 Tbsp dark cocoa powder and 2 Tbsp activated charcoal powder and beat until well combined. Gradually add another 180g powdered sugar. Tint the mixture with black food coloring and leave to stand for a few minutes, allowing the color to deepen.

Delicious fare from the Hogwarts table

Just reading through a list of dishes served at Hogwarts is enough to make you hungry. But why not make up your own magical menu? Yorkshire pudding is a common side dish in Britain and was also enjoyed by the wizards. Not sure where to start? We show you an easy way to make these puddings in our step-by-step video. For a delicious dessert afterwards, try our versions of apple pies, rice pudding, and chocolate eclairs (all featured in Philosopher's Stone).

Mrs. Weasley’s dishes

You don’t need her cookbook (or magical skill) to make the delicious snacks featured throughout the Harry Potter books. We have simple and easy recipes to get you started. Mrs. Weasley gave Harry Potter a box filled with nut brittle for Christmas. Making brittle is easy – but you won’t be giving these away. You’d want to keep them all for yourself. Want to try your hand at making brittle? Start with our almond and peanut brittle and homemade fudge recipes.

The only way to sign off this article would be in the words of Ron Weasley…”I'm so hungry I could eat a Hippogriff."