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!

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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

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

Originally Published On: June 22, 2018

Last Updated On: September 12, 2019

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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!
Course Drinks
Cuisine American, British
Keyword Harry Potter, pumpkin
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 16 cups
Calories 144kcal
Author Stephanie Lynch

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

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

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 144kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 293mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 4135IU | Vitamin C: 3.2mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 0.7mg

View Comments (46)

  • 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.

    • Yeah, I wasn't so sure, but it really does taste good! And of course, I'll try anything if it's Harry Potter related.

  • What an amazingly easy recipe! I will definitely be making this this fall and I wonder what it would be like warmed up!

  • I am a big fan of pumpkin anything, so this looks fantastic to me! With fall coming way too fast, I will be trying it soon.

    • My husband loves anything pumpkin as well. We've made this a few times and there's never any left at the end of the night!

  • Hmmm. I've also always wondered how pumpkin juice tasted like. I do like pumpkin spice things in the fall. I think I will like this!

  • I love pumpkin everything but have never tried pumpkin juice. I’m curious to taste this recipe.

  • I love the idea of a Home Harry potter club, such a cool idea. I'd give pumpkin juice a go for sure x

    • 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.

  • Love pumpkins never tried the juice though. Will try this the next time I am reading Harry Potter books to get into the atmosphere of Harry Potter world :)

    • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

    • I wasn't so sure about it at first either, but it really is a delicious drink! The pumpkin isn't overpowering, so it's a good combination of all the flavors.

  • You had me at apple cider and pumpkin! I bet this is so good, will definitely have to try it out!

  • 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...

    • 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!

  • 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.

    • 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.

  • I have never tried Pumpkin juice. I’ve never even heard of it. Might have to give it a try. Thank you!

    • I hadn't heard of it until reading the Harry Potter series. It's mentioned so many times in there, I knew we had to give it a try!

  • 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

    • We all love Harry Potter here. Even my boys, who are ages 4 and 6, are reading through the series with us. We got them the illustrated versions and read a few pages every night.

  • Hmm, pumpkin juice... not really sure how I feel about that, lol. But it sounds so easy to make that I may have to give it a try anyway!

    • That was exactly my thoughts at first, too! I am not usually a big pumpkin person, but the apple cider helps balance out the flavors.

  • Hi, Stephanie!
    Great demonstration. I would love to make this item on my own. Making food item on my own is one kind of hobby for me. Thanks for sharing this.

  • 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

    • I don't usually like a lot of overwhelming pumpkin flavor, either. The cider balances it out to a delicious fall drink.

  • 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!

    • There you go, perfect timing then! If you love all things pumpkin then I'm sure this will fit right in with that.

  • 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.

    • I think you're the first person I've "talked" to that has already had it before and loves it! Hopefully this recipe lives up to your love of pumpkin juice :)

  • Useful to have! Kimmie wants to be Hermione this Halloween, so I bet this recipe will come in handy! :)

    • 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.

    • It's so perfect for a Harry Potter party! That's why we made it the first time, for our Harry Potter club!

    • The first time I had it was at the Wizarding World at Universal. I only had it the one time there, but we decided to make some at home, too.

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