This year marks the 19-year anniversary of JK Rowling getting Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone published, and it is the 15-year anniversary of Daniel Radcliffe’s rise to stardom as The Boy Who Lived. Oh, and Harry turns 36. Yeah, let that sink in: we’re old. This summer, whether you are celebrating the birth of the book series that has undoubtedly changed our lives, or if you are just a Muggle trying to instill a little wizard-ness into yourself, try out the following Harry Potter-inspired recipes you can make out of your very own kitchen.
Duddlekins shared food with Harry, what?! Just kidding. Dudley gave Harry the remains of his Knickerbocker Glory because his didn’t have enough ice cream on it, so make sure to be extra generous with yours.
It was iconic moment when Hagrid pulled Harry’s first ever birthday cake out of his multi-pocketed coat on his eleventh birthday. On July 31st, celebrate Harry’s birthday by replicating that same cake.
On Harry’s first trip to Diagon Alley, Hagrid buys him chocolate-raspberry ice cream. Harry eats it after his initial encounter with Malfoy (probably to calm his nerves) outside Madam Malkin’s. Top it with walnuts — Harry does.
Tea at Hagrid’s means making your teeth suffer the pain of biting into one of his rock cakes. Remember: the longer you bake them, the harder and more Hagrid-like they will be.
It is no secret that Ron dislikes his mother’s corned beef sandwiches. Maybe if she amped them up with a little bit of cheese and dressing Ron wouldn’t feel this way.
One can always count on Mrs. Weasley to make them feel better. From homemade sweaters to homemade treats, her kind actions lighten us up. Her toffee warmed Harry and Ron’s hearts on Easter of their fourth year, and it can warm your cold heart up too.
Neville falls into a trap and turns into a canary after eating one of these Fred and George Weasley treats. Shocker. Find out how to make them here (but you won’t turn into a bird).
This is the very first wizard treat Harry ever tried en route to Hogwarts. If only we had Every Flavor Beans and Chocolate Frogs to eat with them…
9. Treacle Tart
This one is Harry’s personal favorite, and it is served at most Hogwarts feasts. With a shortcrust base and a syrup topping, we can understand why Harry enjoys it so much.
10. Lemon Sorbet
Though far from a Muggle, Dumbledore sure did enjoy their lemon drops. Make this lemon sorbet to honor his love of lemon sweetness.
11. Polyjuice Potion
Turn into whoever you want with this Polyjuice Potion — just don’t forget to add in a strand of their hair. Yum.
Can’t get enough of butterbeer? Don’t worry, we can’t either. You can eat more of it by making these butterbeer cupcakes.
14. Golden Snitch
Hopefully, these won’t try to fly away from you.
To go along with your Golden Snitch, make your very own Nimbus 2000 with just some pretzel and cheese sticks.