Harry’s Favorite Ice Cream

I don’t know anyone who didn’t salivate over the food in Harry Potter. The books inspired millions of recipes and recreations alike. While recipes for pumpkin pasties, chocolate frogs, and treacle tarts are plentiful. There does seem to be one recipe that is rather elusive. And that is the ice cream.

Harry, Ron, and Hermione strolled off along the winding, cobbled street. The bag of gold, silver, and bronze jangling cheerfully in Harry’s pocket was clamoring to be spent, so he bought three large strawberry-and-peanut-butter ice creams, which they slurped happily as they wandered up the alley, examining the fascinating shop windows.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harry is clearly a fan of ice cream. He eats raspberry and chocolate with chopped nuts in The Philosophers Stone and gets free sundaes every half hour in The Prisoner of Azkaban. The real question here is how did the strawberry peanut butter flavor become canon? Were you to ask any fan what is the defining flavor of ice cream in Harry Potter, strawberry peanut butter is exactly how they would answer. It doesn’t sound terrible but doesn’t raspberry and chocolate sound better? (Insert shoulder shrug emoji here.)

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How to Visit the Wizarding World on a Budget

When my friend, Julie, and I decided to take a trip to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, we agreed that we wanted to keep the costs down. As busy Moms and new homeowners, it was an extremely important factor in our decision to go. While my friend has been, I have never been and in my opinion, it’s sacrilegious! As big a fan as I am, I should have experienced this a long, long time ago. Responsibilities and finances have always held me back, after having a discussion with my husband, he was ready to support my going on a “girls trip.”  I finally felt ready to experience this magical place. Continue reading “How to Visit the Wizarding World on a Budget”