This Harry Potter Pumpkin Juice recipe is the perfect treat for your magical Harry Potter event. Serve this deliciously easy drink at your next wizarding party, movie night or even a festive Halloween party.
When you think of Harry Potter recipes, the first thing that comes to mind is butterbeer, right? It’s only the most popular drink among the students of the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft. It’s also the one we HAVE to get whenever we go to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios).
I may have even gone a little overboard recently, making everything from butterbeer cookies to butterbeer fudge. However, when I got a free copy of The Unofficial Hogwarts Cookbook For Kids, I decided it was time for us to branch out a little!
This book so so cool! It’s completely packed with awesome Harry Potter recipe ideas. My girls and I started by making acid pops and had so much fun that we couldn’t wait to try making another magical treat.
Pumpkin Juice Recipe
It took some time to narrow it down but we decided to go with this pumpkin juice recipe. It’s a popular drink in the Harry Potter series and the fact that it’s so easy made me like it even more. All you need are a few simple ingredients.
Pumpkin Puree – This is what gives your drink that delicious pumpkin flavor (which also makes it perfect now that we’re in the fall season)! The bonus? It’s filled with vitamin C! Just don’t tell the kids…they don’t need to know that it’s good for them!
Apple Juice – While you want your drink to taste like pumpkin, it should still be a fairly subtle taste. The apple juice and pumpkin puree together make a great flavor combination.
Brown sugar, ginger and cinnamon – The brown sugar adds a hint of sweetness while ginger and cinnamon add a little spice to the pumpkin juice.
How To Make Harry Potter’s Pumpkin Juice
Step 1: Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan and stir until well blended. (Note: For the best results, you’ll want to use ground ginger. I didn’t have any so I substituted fresh ginger root instead. I cut off a small piece and cooked it with the other ingredients, then remove it just before serving)
Step 2: Cook the apple juice mixture on the stove top over medium heat. Simmer 1-2 minutes, until the brown sugar is dissolved.
Step 3: Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature. Once the juice has reached room temperature, chill for about an hour and serve cold as is or with ice.
You can pour your pumpkin juice straight from a pitcher but for extra fun, use a ladle to serve it from a large pot or cauldron.
This pumpkin juice makes a delicious drink for everything from Halloween parties to watching Harry Potter movies. You can even make it for the kids to drink while they’re reading Harry Potter books!
I’m not a huge pumpkin fan and never one to go crazy for the pumpkin spice drinks. This fresh pumpkin juice really passed the taste test though. The combination of the pumpkin and apple juice was delish!
Who knew they’d go so well together? Well, I guess maybe the author did! Make your own and see for yourself…
- 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
- 2 cups apple juice
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp ginger
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan.
- Cook over medium heat and bring juice to a simmer.
- Cook until brown sugar has dissolved, then remove from heat.
- Cool the juice to room temperature, then refrigerate until cold (approximately one hour).
This recipe can also be made with apple cider.
Ground ginger works best but if you don't have it, you can use a piece of ginger root instead. Just add it to the ingredients before you simmer and take it out just before serving. If you want to cut it up, just pour your juice through a fine mesh strainer before serving.
The fun thing about this drink is that you can experiment with different variations. Try making it with apricot juice or peach nectar. While it's simmering, throw in a little nutmeg or a cinnamon stick for even more flavor.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 179Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 16mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 3gSugar: 37gProtein: 1g
Now I just have to decide what to make next? Should I go with a treacle tart or pumpkin pasties?
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