DIY: Harry Potter Strawberry and Peanut Butter Ice Cream
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Universal Studios Orlando announced today their plans for a Diagon Alley expansion for The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter section of their Florida theme park; today also happens to be National Peanut Butter Day, so I thought I’d suggest a way for everyone to celebrate both occasions at once — make your own Harry Potter-themed Strawberry and Peanut Butter Ice Cream!

In the second book, Harry Potter and the Chamber Of Secrets, while Harry and his friends Ron and Hermione are in Diagon Alley shopping for school supplies, they “happily slurped” three large strawberry-and-peanut-butter ice creams. The dessert is currently available at The Three Broomsticks restaurant at Universal’s The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter area, but for those of you who can’t get to the Orlando theme park, you can make your own ice cream at home thanks to the Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook and the helpful instructions by Nikki over at the In The Kitchen With Harry Potter blog.

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Video: Want Some ‘Harry Potter’ Butterbeer In Your Belly? Make Your Own Now!
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Do you have an undying craving for some Butterbeer, the delightful beverage from the world of Harry Potter, but can’t get yourself to the actual Wizarding World of Harry Potter to get yourself some? Well then, Muggles, why not make it yourself?!

A new YouTube channel called Feast of Fiction is here to help. Their goal: to create the popular foods and drink of geek culture and teach us how to make them at home. Brand new, this Butterbeer recipe is only their second video—the first being the Sunlight Souffle recipe some of you may have found within the pages of one of the many books of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

Sure, a simple Google search leads to multiple places that will teach you ways to make Butterbeer, but this one happens to look particularly tasty.

Continue below now to see the video!

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‘The Wizarding World of Harry Potter’ Coming to Universal Studios Hollywood

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, the elaborate attraction based on the popular film franchise that has drawn more than 7 million people to Universal Studios Orlando, is about bring its Sunshine State to the West Coast. Universal is currently finalizing a deal with Harry Potter film distributor and licensing rights holder Warner Bros. to build a replica of the Wizarding World attraction at their theme park in Hollywood, CA.

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Blog: Leaving Disney World & Universal Studios Orlando
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Dave3 and I are heading back now to Geeks of Doom headquarters in New York after having enjoyed a much-need vacation here in Orlando, FL, staying at the Disney World Resort and also spending a full day at Universal Studios Orlando. We got to go to Universal’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter, which was one of the highlights of the trip, so I’ll be doing a separate report on that in the future.

Thanks to all of you who entered our Disney World Postcard & Theme Park Prize Contest. The winners were chosen, and all 25 postcards sent from Disney World. Also, the item for the Grand Prize Winner was purchased and sent directly from the Disney World Resort, so lucky winner, expect your prize in about 10 days.

If you entered the Disney World Postcard & Theme Park Prize Contest, be sure to continue reading below to find out how you can win an extra prize!

The turnout for this contest was great and it was wonderful reading all of your entries, learning all about what you love about Disney. I tried my hardest to choose postcards that matched your Disney likes. While I could only select 25 people to send to, I truly wish I could have sent one to everyone who entered. I’m blessed to have such an awesome readership, and I hope all of you winners enjoy your postcard.

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One-Millionth Butterbeer Sold At ‘The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter’
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Universal Orlando Resort announced that the one-millionth Butterbeer was sold today at The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter, the Harry Potter-themed area of Universal’s Islands Of Adventure theme park.

In honor of this event, 1,000 complimentary mugs of Butterbeer were handed out to guests at the Florida theme park today.

Butterbeer is the frothy beverage imbibed by the young wizards in the Harry Potter series. The Butterbeer sold at The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter is a sweet-tasting non-alcoholic version created from a “secret recipe” approved by Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling. The taste is said to be like shortbread and butterscotch, and the drink, which is sold at four locations within Wizarding World, is served cold or frozen.

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