We have a Harry Potter fan in this house!
For her 8th birthday, we took our little one to Universal Studios to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. We all fell in love with the delicious frozen butterbeer served there.
We got home and tested a few different recipes, and settled on this lower-sugar version that the kids ask to make constantly!
Check out the video to see how to make it! The recipe is below.
Harry Potter Frozen Butterbeer Recipe (serves 3-4)
1/2 cup vanilla ice cream
3/4 - 1 cup whipped cream
2 cups cream soda (for lower calorie/sugar use Zevia or similar)
1 tbsp butterscotch or caramel syrup
1. Freeze 1/2 cup cream soda in an ice cube tray.
2. Add all ingredients to high-speed blender, reserving 3/4 cup whipped cream for topping.
3. Blend on ice crush/milkshake setting.
4. Pour in chilled mugs, top with 1/4 cup whipped cream, and enjoy!
It's been a fun treat for the family all summer!
What's your favorite summer treat?
Have you had a chance to visit Ollivander's Wand Shop at Universal Studios? Your first stop should be to get interactive Harry Potter wands for the kids.
The experience is well worth the 30-minute wait time because when you're allowed to enter, there's a small chance you'll get chosen to have the shopkeeper find a wand for you.
There's a show of a wand choosing one person, then after you can enter the shop lined with wands from the floor to ceiling. There are character wands and regular wands, each with different strengths. It's really fun to find one that suits your own personality.
The interactive wands are marked with gold stickers, and for a few extra dollars, they allow you to perform magic in the shop windows outside all throughout Harry Potter world.
Our son chose Lord Voldemort's wand. He's the villain, but I asked if I should be worried and was told, "There is no bad wand, only a bad wizard or witch."
Our daughter chose a holly wand that...