Pumpkin Juice in a small glass cup with a glass pitcher behind and cinnamon sticks to the side on a wooden surface (with logo overlay)

Pumpkin Juice

Pumpkin juice seems to be the favored drink among wizards, and after making our own at home with only 5 ingredients, I understand why!

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, and 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’m not a big pumpkin person so 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! Because of that, I didn’t take any photos while making it. 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.

Step by Step

I have a hard time finding apple cider at the store because it wasn’t Thanksgiving or Christmas time here. We had an unopened container of apple juice so we subbed that instead. 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. I used apple cider, and it was even better. But, if cider is too strong for you, stick with the apple juice.

First, pour whichever apple drink you choose into a pitcher. Then empty the can of pumpkin puree into the juice. Finally, 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!

Recipe

Pumpkin Juice in a small glass cup with a glass pitcher behind and cinnamon sticks to the left side and fall decorations to the right side on a wooden surface

Pumpkin Juice

Pumpkin juice seems to be the favored drink among wizards, and after making our own at home with only 5 ingredients, I understand why!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American, British
Keyword: Harry Potter, pumpkin
Servings: 16 cups
5 from 10 votes

Ingredients

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

Recommended Equipment

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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Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Juice
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 144
% Daily Value*
Sodium 11mg0%
Potassium 293mg8%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 29g32%
Vitamin A 4135IU83%
Vitamin C 3.2mg4%
Calcium 27mg3%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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46 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.

    1. We had so much fun with it! The club has evolved now from Harry Potter Club to Movie Club and now to Dinner Club. But it’s a great way to get together, eat delicious food, and enjoy each other’s company once a month.

    1. It’s so fun to have some Harry Potter recipes while reading the books (or watching the movies as was our case at the time). My boys liked this one, too, and thought it was so cool to have something we had read about together.

  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…

    1. It was not something I ever thought about before reading the Harry Potter series and how much it’s mentioned in there. When we were doing HP movie nights, I knew it was time to give it a try!

  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.

    1. I haven’t been to Wizarding World in about 8 years now. I can’t wait until my boys are old enough to do all the things there so we can go as a family. It’s so fun and the way they immerse you in the world is amazing.

  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

  7. I’m not a pumpkin fan, but I like to try new recipes like this pumpkin orange juice! This drink is the perfect drink for this fall season

  8. For as much as I love pumpkin things I Have never tried this! Since its on my bucket list to make a new pumpkin recipe I shall try it!

  9. This is first time knowing that could be a pumpkin juice and I’m sure it will be delicious. I think I will be trying it haha. Thank you for sharing it.

    1. Oh, I can’t wait to see her as Hermione, that’s awesome! We just made some homemade wands this weekend with wooden dowels and hot glue. The boys had so much fun. With as much as Tyler loves Harry Potter, I won’t be surprised if he wants to be him for Halloween this year.

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