If you're an avid fan of the Harry Potter books like I am, then you probably remember Harry's first time traveling on the Hogwarts Express. Not only did he become acquainted with his two soon-to-be best friends, Ron and Hermione, but he splurged on practically every candy from the snack trolley; and even between him and Ron, ended up having a lot more sweets leftover than he intended.

So, what are two first-year Hogwarts students to do with so much leftover candy (especially when they can't perform a vanishing spell yet)? 

Why, they use them as toppings for a muggle-invented butterbeer milkshake recipe—à la Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer, of course.

Butterbeer Milkshake

  • Prep Time:15 mins
  • Cook Time:0
  • Total Time:15 mins
  • Servings:1
  • Easy


  • 4 large scoops vanilla ice cream
  • 1/2 cup cream soda
  • 3 tablespoon butterscotch syrup
  • 1 can whipped cream
  • 1 tub vanilla frosting
  • 1 chocolate frog
  • 1 tablespoon toffee bits
  • 2 boxes Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Beans
  • Step 1

    Coat the rim of the glass with vanilla frosting and cover it with Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Beans.

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    Cherie Litvin
  • Step 2

    Add the ice cream, cream soda, and butterscotch syrup to the blender, and blend on high until light and frothy.

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  • Step 3

    Pour the milkshake into the glass, pile on the whipped cream, and add a chocolate frog, toffee bits, and a butterscotch drizzle for that Black Tap-worthy foodstagram.

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    Cherie Litvin