Harry Potter inspired butterbeer latte is the perfect night cap for you this season! Its creamy and luscious, cinnamon-y and less sickly than butterscotch and is just perfect to cheer anyone up! Serve during Christmas, Halloween or just about anytime for a spot of comfort. Adult alternatives included.
First things first, I am a total and complete Potterhead! Ever since I read the first book in 1997 I have felt myself in love with the magical world of Hogwarts and often saddened that I am just a muggle! If there really is magic being handed out to people , can I please know where the line is?? I guess I would drop everything and apparate there in seconds.
Now that D is almost 5, I have taken it upon myself to get her to sit through Harry’s movies and I tell her the story too. Can’t really read out the books to her yet coz obviously she wont understand all that much and who has that much time! So until the day I can lay my hands on a time turner like Hermione, I have to console myself with describing the books as best as I can to D. She seems pretty engrossed with it thankfully and doesn’t mind it when I start doing voice overs! Oh yes mister, I love getting my British on and the imaginary wand out! D’s favorite spell right now is “Alohomora”.
One evening I desperately wanted something to soothe my worries away. Hot chocolate helps of course, this Nutella Mocha was wayyy better than hot chocolate and it did help. Next day I made my season favorite pumpkin spice latte with white chocolate. But then I wanted something new. Suddenly this Harry Potter inspired butterbeer latte sounded like a great idea!! But I didn’t really want any alcohol in it since I was pretty sure D would love to try it, so on I went into the wonderful world of world wide web. A quick search for butterbeer shows around 15,80000 results in .30secs!! That’s right. That’s how popular it is. In fact it was one of the most searched for terms on internet. So what’s butterbeer you ask?
“Why don’t we go and have a butterbeer in the Three Broomsticks, it’s a bit cold, isn’t it?“—Hermione Granger inviting Harry Potter to the Three Broomsticks Inn.
It first appeared in the third part of the series, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and from then on has made several appearances in the books. A staple for celebration or cold evenings, butterbeer was sold in Hogsmeade. It’s sold at The Three Broomsticks. In Diagon Alley, the drink had been known to be sold at the Leaky Cauldron. As J K Rowling herself said, “I made it up. I imagine it to taste a little bit like less sickly butterscotch.” So that was my cue! I knew it would taste awesome especially since I love butterscotch anything! Case in point, these butterscotch rice pudding people!!!
But boy was it tough zeroing in on one recipe. After four trials I finally stuck to this (the Harry Potter inspired non-alcoholic butterbeer latte) version and it was just perfect! I took inspiration from the supposed Harry Potter recipe published first by Huffington Post or Fox News and it was delicious! I didn’t really want cream soda since I am not much of a soda person. So I tweaked that and added a dash of kahlua and some coffee to it. Result??
Harry Potter inspired butterbeer latte is the BEST LATTE EVER!
So the best part about this Harry Potter inspired buterbeer latre is that it barely takes any time and is a welcome change from hot chocolate or plain old coffee in this cold. Sweet but not too sweet, slightly salty from the butterscotch and so so creamy, this version of the famous Harry Potter inspired butterbeer latte will just make you feel warm inside out.
Do not miss this! Give it a go and lose yourself in the magical land where willing suspension of disbelief is the norm, where bravery has an innocent face, mother’s eyes and love is for “always”. Where true friends are the family we choose. Most importantly, for me and you and for all the other girls out there it sends the best message.
“Young girls are told you have to be the delicate princess. Hermione taught them that you can be the warrior”.
Raising this cup of hot Harry Potter inspired butterbeer latte today and wishing a little bit of magic in everyone’s lives this season!
Disclaimer: This recipe has been inspired from Fox News