Hello my lovelies,
I have a confession to make. I had planned on setting this Hot chocolate Butterbeer Station up on the last weekend of November, just in time for Christmas tree decorating but it’s just been so cold outside!
Unfortunately, this little bureau is in a weird spot; on the small piece of wall that joins the back door of the kitchen to the living room sliding doors which means there are windows on either side. This makes taking a decent picture impossible, however, it means that everything I need to make a gorgeous cup of hot chocolate butterbeer is near the kettle.
This Butterbeer sign is from Two Delighted. As two fellow potterheads they have some gorgeous free printables for anyone wanting to recreate their fantastic Harry Potter party.
Our hot chocolate station last year was a total mish-mash of different hot chocolate and drink powders and sprinkles. This year, I wanted a much simpler look and I guess sticking with butterbeer instead of every other hot drink known to man means I’ve achieved that.Knowing I wanted to create a hot chocolate butterbeer station meant I could incorporate a few of the other Potter related projects I’ve worked on including the Three Broomsticks tray I made a couple of summers ago and my newest addition, the Butterbeer mugs.
Originally, I was going to wait until we went to the Harry Potter Studio tour and buy some Butterbeer tankards there to make hot chocolate in. I then realised that they would probably crack with hot liquid in them because they’re plastic and meant for a cold drink. I then found a lovely lady on one of the groups I follow on Facebook who made me these specially printed labels that get baked onto glass! I can’t tell you how delighted I am with how these heat resistant Butterbeer mugs came out.
On a trip to TK Max earlier this year I found the Hazelnut and Vanilla syrups for £3.99 each and had to scoop them up for my Butterbeer station. They taste awesome and really add something special to the mix. I’ve also added some caramel syrup which was one I picked up at Morrisons on sale for £2.
The sprinkles above are small honeycomb pieces I got from B&M in the baking section and tiny gold sprinkles that are from Morrisons Christmas range. They’re the perfect addition to any Butterbeer hot chocolate.
The recipe for Hot Chocolate Butterbeer is as follows. Make up your favourite hot chocolate the way you usually do. Add 1 tablespoon of vanilla syrup, 1 teaspoon of hazelnut syrup, 1 teaspoon of caramel syrup and mix well. Add squirty cream and top with white marshmallows and sprinkles. Or chocolate ice cream syrup topping.
It couldn’t be easier!