Five Recipes for “Harry Potter”-Inspired Popsicles
For Harry Potter, summer usually meant being isolated from the wizarding world, but fortunately for us Muggles, summer 2019 has provided many fun ways to stay connected to the magic.
Potter fans around the world are spending these months playing Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, the newest augmented reality game from Niantic. The game encourages players to get moving outside in order to reach points of interest (i.e., inns, greenhouses, and fortresses), retrieve Foundables, and unlock Portkey Portmanteau. What better way to cool off after a successful day out in the heat than with a frozen treat inspired by J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world?
We’ve put together five popsicle recipes based on treats and potions from the books, movies, and Wizards Unite. Each recipe makes about six to eight popsicles. Feel free to try these out and serve them to your friends or at your summer party!
1. Butterbeer Popsicles
Harry drank deeply. It was the most delicious thing he’d ever tasted and seemed to heat every bit of him from the inside.” (PoA 201)
We couldn’t compile a list of sweet recipes without including butterbeer! The Wizarding World of Harry Potter serves both hot and frozen versions of its signature drink. There are plenty of variations of butterbeer recipes, but now there’s a simple way to enjoy it in delectable, creamy popsicle form! We kept our recipe simple with just three ingredients: butterscotch pudding mix, milk, and whipped topping.
2. Pumpkin Juice Popsicles
He and Ron had pulled off their sweaters, but Harry’s T-shirt was sticking to the back of his seat and his glasses kept sliding down to the end of his sweaty nose. He had stopped noticing the fantastic cloud shapes now and was thinking longingly of the train miles below, where you could buy ice-cold pumpkin juice from a trolley pushed by a plump witch.” (CoS 72)
In our opinion, it’s never too early in the season to enjoy pumpkin spice flavor. These frozen treats are based on the pumpkin juice sold at Universal Studios’ Wizarding World of Harry Potter, with ingredients like real pumpkin puree and apple juice. Please note: While quite tasty, these only provide three units of Wizards Unite spell energy.
3. Polyjuice Potion Popsicles
Polyjuice Potion has the power to transform the drinker into somebody else. The recipe can be found in Moste Potente Potions, which is housed in the Restricted Section of the Hogwarts library. It is a very complicated potion and requires ingredients such as lacewing flies, leeches, fluxweed, knotgrass, powdered horn of a Bicorn and shredded skin of a Boomslang as well as a bit of whoever the drinker intends to turn into.” (Pottermore)
We promise: This recipe is much tastier than “essence of Crabbe” and Goyle! We’ve skipped the flies, skin, and hair and opted for kiwi fruit, pineapple, and lime juice instead (you’re welcome). Savor this delicious, tart, fruity concoction, frozen to perfection.
4. Exstimulo Potion Popsicles
Improves your spell cast in both combat and Traces.” (Wizards Unite)
This recipe is essential for hot summer days spent playing Wizards Unite. If only we could use Master Notes to decrease the time it takes for these delicious treats to freeze! We chose to replace less savory ingredients like blood and hair with lemonade, though we did take inspiration from snowdrop by including “Polar Blast” Hawaiian Punch. Once you taste these Exstimulo Potion popsicles, you’ll be craving more.
5. Happee Birthdae Cake Popsicles
Got something for ya. ‘Fraid I might have sat on it at some point! I imagine that it’ll taste fine just the same. Baked it myself. Words and all.” (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone)
Every summertime Harry Potter-themed birthday party needs to include these popsicles. They are easily the tastiest recipe in this series, using real Funfetti cake mix. We’re not exactly sure that the cake Hagrid made for Harry’s 11th birthday in the film was Funfetti, but we also have no evidence to the contrary. Wow your friends with these sweet and creamy treats!
If you make any of these popsicles, upload pictures of them to social media, and be sure to tag MuggleNet!