Pumpkin Juice

Pumpkin Juice

When I first read about pumpkin juice, I was a little unsure. Orange juice? Sure. Apple juice? Love it. Pumpkin juice? Ummm….. is that really a thing? As with quite a few of the foods and drinks in the Harry Potter series, this is one of those that is more popular in the UK than it is here in the US.

He [Harry] had stopped noticing the fantastic cloud shapes now and was thinking longingly of the train miles below, where you could buy ice-cold pumpkin juice from a trolley pushed by a plump witch.

A large plate of sandwiches, two silver goblets, and a jug of iced pumpkin juice appeared with a pop.


-Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

But unless you watch your step, you might just find that my hand slips” – he shook the crystal bottle slightly – “right over your evening pumpkin juice…”

-Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

“Tea?” Harry asked him [Ron]. “Coffee? Pumpkin juice?”

“Fine,” said Harry, who was concentrating on handing Ron a glass of pumpkin juice.

-Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Pumpkin Juice
The Three Broomsticks at Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando, FL

And according to the Harry Potter books, it’s something that’s had at breakfast, at lunch, at dinner, with snacks… Apparently, pumpkin juice is consumed at all times of the day. And it seems to always be chilled or iced.

Ok, well then, let’s give it a shot! Pumpkin juice was one of the recipes I made for our first Harry Potter Club night at my house. I had no clue how it would turn out, but we made an entire pitcher full of it!

I am not a big pumpkin person; I don’t go crazy when the coffee shops release their pumpkin spice everything. But I do enjoy it now and then, especially pumpkin pie. Justin, on the other hand, loves pumpkin flavored anything and was a huge fan of this drink!

And the best part? It was one of the easiest Harry Potter recipes I’ve made! I didn’t even take any photos while making it, because you just pour everything into a pitcher, stir, and serve over ice. I’m not kidding; anyone can do that.

There are only five ingredients in the main drink: apple cider or apple juice, pumpkin puree, sugar, pumpkin pie spice, and vanilla extract. I also had a few cinnamon sticks that could be used to stir the individual drinks if they wanted, but it isn’t necessary.

I used apple juice for my pumpkin juice because I had a full unopened jug that wasn’t used for one of the boy’s parties at school, and I have a hard time finding apple cider at the store if it isn’t Thanksgiving or Christmas time here. Next time I want to try with the cider because it will probably be even smoother and have more apple flavor, which I would like.

Whichever you choose, pour that in a pitcher. Empty the can of pumpkin puree into the juice. Add the sugar, spice, and everything nice vanilla extract. I used a wire whisk to give it a good stir, but a spoon would do the trick. Pour the drink over ice and serve!

Pumpkin Juice

Pumpkin Juice

Pumpkin Juice

Pumpkin Juice


Pumpkin Juice
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5 from 10 votes

Pumpkin Juice

Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Keyword: drinks, Harry Potter, pumpkin
Servings: 16 cups

Ingredients

  • 1 gallon apple cider or apple juice
  • 15 oz pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  • In a large serving pitcher, add all of the ingredients and whisk well to combine
  • Add a few ice cubes to individual glasses and serve the drink chilled

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14 thoughts on “Pumpkin Juice

  1. At first i was thinking the same… Pumpkin Juice ! really…lol. & its so interesting that it comes from harry potter. definately I gonna try it.

  2. Can it be fall yet so I can enjoy my pumpkin flavored drinks?? This looks like a refreshing twist on all the hot pumpkin drinks.

  3. My first thought was ”how could this be tasty?” But reading the recipe I am sure it’s delicious. I love pumpkins, need to try it asap!

  4. Honestly I never ever thought of having pumpkin juice. Not ever, as I am also not the biggest fan of pumpkin. But since I like to try everything at least once I am off to the shops looking for pumpkin puree…

  5. We totally want to go to the Three Broomsticks at Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando, FL someday. I’ve never tried Pumpkin juice before. However, it is something I would like to make my family this fall.

  6. Love your references to HP inyour posts! haha anyways, curious to try this! Never had a pumpkin juice before but this might be a good idea to serve during Fall for those Halloween parties

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