Of course when I heard about Potter Week I knew I had to make a Harry Potter-themed recipe. Well, July pulled a fast one on me and planned and unplanned events completely threw off my schedule. But nevertheless, I found inspiration!

I came across this amazing sounding Harry Potter Butterbeer Floats recipe from The Domestic Geek and I knew I had to try to make it!

So here’s some knowledge for you all – it is ridiculously hard to find clear Cream Soda in Canada (except in Quebec). Cream Soda is typically pink here and has a different taste. It’s still vanilla-y but there’s a grenadine taste to it. Now, after researching Butterbeer recipes, it seems the ideal concoction is vanilla cream soda and butterscotch. Well, what’s a Canadian to do?! I searched four different stores before finding a brand of clear cream soda in the ‘International’ section. Success!

Onto the recipe:

vanilla cream soda

butterscotch ice cream

butterscotch topping

whipped topping (I used Cool Whip)

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I followed the recipe pretty closely to The Domestic Geek, however, we had Butterscotch ice cream in the freezer and cool whip on hand. I was lacking lightening bolt sprinkles from The Geeky Hostess (you can see them on the yummy-looking Butterbeer Cupcakes posted earlier!).

Directions:

1. Pour some butterscotch topping in the bottom of your glass.

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2. Scoop out your butterscotch ice cream. We were using a small container of it so it was split between two glasses.

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3. Pour in your cream soda, but be careful of the foam. It’s easy to spill it over the edges.

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4. Add your whipped topping and drizzle more butterscotch topping over the top.

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5. Add a spoon and eat!

It was SO yummy! I highly recommend trying this out. I could eat it daily.

Enjoy!

xo Sparkles