11 ‘Harry Potter’-Inspired Recipes You Can Make At Home

By Amanda Krause

“Harry Potter” is one of the most beloved franchises in the world thanks to its magic and creatures.

That being said, you can’t forget about the quirky food mentioned throughout the books and movies. For example, there’s chocolate that looks like frogs, pumpkin-flavored juice, and of course, butterbeer. Luckily for fans, many of these whimsical dishes can be created in real life.

Here are some recipes that will help bring the wizarding world to your kitchen.

Butterbeer is a refreshing drink that can be enjoyed with a meal or on its own.

Butterbeer can be served either hot or cold. 

Not only is butterbeer mentioned throughout the “Harry Potter” books and films, but it’s also one of the most popular treats served at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme parks — where it’s served hot and cold.

To make your own version at home, you’ll need cream soda, butterscotch syrup, heavy cream, sugar, vanilla extract, and melted butter. Complete instructions can be found on the Delish website here.

If you prefer ice cream, you can create some using the signature “Harry Potter” flavor.

harry potter ice cream
James Phelps, Bonnie Wright, and Oliver Phelps enjoy “Harry Potter”-themed ice cream. 

Throughout the “Harry Potter” franchise, Florean Fortescue’s Ice Cream Parlour is located in Diagon Alley. It can be found in the same location at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, where you can purchase ice cream in flavors like Sticky Toffee Pudding and Earl Grey & Lavender.

Butterbeer-flavored ice cream is also a popular choice. 3 Yummy Tummies, a “brunch, dessert, and cocktails” blog, shared a recipe for the treat in 2018. It calls for heavy whipping cream, butterscotch pudding, condensed milk, and more. Check out the recipe here.

It’s super easy to recreate Harry Potter’s birthday cake, which he received from Hagrid in the first movie.

harry potter cake hagrid
To match Hagrid’s cake, you’ll need to write “Happee Birthdae” with icing. 

Of course, you could use any cake mix and pre-made frosting to replicate this dessert, but creating the dish from scratch is another option. If you prefer the latter, food blog Diamonds for Dessert created a recipe back in 2011.

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To create the cake, you’ll need sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, salt, eggs, milk, vegetable oil, vanilla extract, and boiling water. The frosting recipe, on the other hand, calls for butter, cocoa powder, sugar, milk, vanilla extract, and food coloring.

Pumpkin juice only requires six ingredients.

butterbeer stand
At the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, pumpkin juice is served at butterbeer carts. 

First mentioned in “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets,” pumpkin juice is a staple drink throughout the magical franchise. Like other foods mentioned, it’s also popular at the “Harry Potter” theme parks, where it’s served in plastic bottles with pumpkin-shaped caps.

Favorite Family Recipes, a cooking website, created a simple recipe to help you make the drink at home. You’ll need six ingredients, including apple cider and pumpkin puree, and tools like a large pitcher. Instructions can be found here.

A chocolate Golden Snitch is even easier to make.

Harry potter golden snitch
The Golden Snitch is crucial to winning a game of Quidditch. 

If you don’t want to spend a ton of time cooking or baking, you might want to consider following Party Delights’ guide for creating a Golden Snitch from chocolate. 

All you’ll need is some Ferrero Rochers, paper wings, scissors, and glue. Complete instructions can be found on the party brand’s website here.

However, you’ll need a bit more skill to recreate Cauldron Cakes.

cauldron cakes
Cauldron Cakes are sold at Honeydukes in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. 

Over the years, various types of Cauldron Cakes have been sold at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. First, there were simple brown treats made from cake and chocolate mousse, which were a hit among fans. A recipe to replicate them can be found on Pastry Affair, a baking blog.

In 2017, however, the theme park created a new version of the treat, which are packed in plastic cauldrons and topped with “flames.” According to Delish, all you need to make the newer desserts at home are chocolate cake and buttercream.

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Exploding Bonbons sound more complicated to make than they actually are.

harry potter exploding bon bons
Exploding Bonbons are often sold in triangular boxes. 

Though only mentioned occasionally throughout the “Harry Potter” franchise, Exploding Bonbons are still popular among fans. To make them at home, you’ll need Oreos, cream cheese, melting chocolate, and Pop Rocks.

Travel website Get Away Today has the complete recipe, which can be found here.

Fizzing Whizbees are another dessert option you can make at home.

Honeydukes is the best spot for candy at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. 

Fizzing Whizzbees are sherbert treats that make people float off the ground after eating them. Of course, the real-life version does no such thing, but they’re still worth making.

MuggleNet created a recipe for the candy, which can be found here. It calls for powdered sugar, Kool-Aid mix, baking soda, coconut oil, and food coloring.

So long as you have jelly beans and a printer, you can create your own Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans.

bertie botts every flavor beans
Some of these jelly beans are said to taste like soap and grass. 

These mystery-flavor jelly beans are arguably one of the most recognizable treats from the “Harry Potter” universe. They’re so popular that you can actually purchase them on websites like Amazon.

For a more DIY experience, however, you might want to make your own mixture of jelly beans and create a replica of the box seen throughout the “Harry Potter” films. A blog called Hermione’s Secret Library has tips to help you do so here

Pumpkin pasties are a “Harry Potter” staple that every fan should try.

pumpkin pasties
YouTuber The Domestic Geek also added chocolate Golden Snitches to her recipe. 

Anyone who’s read books from the “Harry Potter” series is likely to remember one snack that’s mentioned throughout: pumpkin pasties. Thankfully for fans, they’re relatively simple to make at home.

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YouTuber The Domestic Geek created a recipe, which is detailed in a video here. You’ll need pie crusts, pumpkin puree, brown sugar, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and eggs to follow along. 

You can also make chocolate frogs at home, right down to the magical box.

Chocolate frog card
You can make your dessert frogs using solid chocolate, or with other candies inside. 

One of the most memorable moments from the first “Harry Potter” film is when the young wizard sees a chocolate frog for the first time. To experience some of that same magic, you’ll need melting chocolate and a frog mold.

Cinereplicas, a merchandise website, has instructions to make the treats here. The website even offers a free template, which allows you to print and create a blue box that looks just like the one in the film.

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