Harry Potter Pumpkin Juice Recipe

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If you have ever wondered how Harry Potter’s delicious Pumpkin Juice is made at Hogwarts, here are the recipe and instructions on how to make it!

A glass of pumpkin juice topped with a cinnamon stick and a straw

Harry Potter’s Pumpkin Juice

I tried Pumpkin Juice for the first time during a visit to the The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios in Orlando. I knew at first drink that this was something I had to recreate at home! This Pumpkin Juice recipe tastes exactly like the one I tasted at the park! Slightly spicy with a hint of sweetness and a smooth pumpkin flavor makes it ideal for Fall! I love it cold over ice, but it’s delicious heated up and served in a cozy mug.

This would be so fun to serve at fall and Halloween parties. It would also be a delightful addition to your Thanksgiving spread! Whether you are having a Harry Potter movie marathon with your kids, throwing a party for some wizards, or just hanging out with your muggle friends, this recipe is sure to please! For a Harry Potter themed party, be sure to check out our Butterbeer Recipe, Frozen Butterbeer, and our Pumpkin Pasties. For more Halloween themed recipes look at our Pumpkin Spice Steamer, Candy Apple, and Spicy Roasted Pumpkin Seeds recipes. Scroll to the bottom of the post for more info about our trip to Universal Orlando.

A glass of pumpkin juice topped with a cinnamon stick and a straw

Ingredients for Pumpkin Juice

  • Apple Cider – If there are any orchards or farms near you that sell fresh apple cider, definitely use that it will taste so fresh and delicious! If not, store bought cider or even apple juice will work. You can also use apple juice concentrate all made up. 
  • Pumpkin Puree – This is where you get the pumpkin flavor. It makes the juice a little thicker, but still super smooth. 
  • Sugar – Use a combination of white and brown sugar to add the perfect amount of sweetness. 
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice – Use this pumpkin spice flavored blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, and allspice to create the perfect Fall beverage. 
  • Vanilla – The vanilla adds another dimension of flavor to the juice. 
  • Optional Garnishes – Top your Pumpkin Juice glasses with cinnamon sticks and apple slices for a fun flourish!
A glass of pumpkin juice topped with an apple slice and a cinnamon stick

Preparing the Pumpkin Juice

Start with a large pitcher. Add the apple cider, pumpkin puree, sugar, spices, and vanilla. Stir well and that is it! Make sure to stir the mixture often because the pumpkin and spices will settle at the bottom. 

A pitcher full of pumpkin juice

Health Benefits of Pumpkin

We know this isn’t the healthiest recipe, but did you know there are many health benefits to eating pumpkin? Just ½ cup of pumpkin provides 100% of the recommended daily intake of Vitamin A which aids vision. Pumpkin is a rich source of the antioxidant beta carotene, and 1 cup of pumpkin has more potassium than a banana! 

Three glasses with ice, straws, and a Harry Potter themed drink

Harry Potter Pumpkin Juice Copycat Recipe

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Our version of Harry Potter’s Pumpkin Juice is the perfect drink for fall. It has a smooth pumpkin flavor with a little bit of spice and is super tasty!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 16 servings

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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher and stir well.
    A pitcher full of pumpkin juice
  • Pour over ice in individual glasses, and top with cinnamon sticks and a straw. (Apple slices optional)
    A glass of pumpkin juice topped with an apple slice and a cinnamon stick
  • Stir again before each serving to prevent settling.
    A glass of pumpkin juice topped with a cinnamon stick and a straw

Nutrition Information

Calories: 177kcalCarbohydrates: 44gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 13mgPotassium: 316mgFiber: 1gSugar: 38gVitamin A: 4136IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 34mgIron: 1mg

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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

I thought it would be fun to share some pictures from our trip for all you Harry Potter lovers out there. We had such a fun day at Universal Studios. By far my favorite part was The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. I’m a huge fan of the books- you could find me at the midnight releases when a new book came out and then you wouldn’t see me again for a few days until I finished reading it. I loved the movies too, and being in Harry Potter World felt like walking right into the story. You absolutely HAVE TO GET the park-to-park passes if you go.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter London/Diagon Alley are in one park and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Hogwarts/Hogsmeade are in the other park. And you can ride the Hogwarts Express between the two places (it actually looks like you are traveling from London to Hogwarts) if you have the park hopper.

Wizarding World of Harry Potter Universal Studios Orlando

This is the front of the Gringotts Bank Ride – so fun!
At Ollivanders down the street you can really have a wand choose you!

The Hogwarts Express Ride- it really looks like you are traveling to the school.

Wizarding World of Harry Potter Universal Studios Orlando
Wizarding World of Harry Potter Universal Studios Orlando
Wizarding World of Harry Potter Universal Studios Orlando

The Hogwarts Express
Hogwarts Castle
The Sorting Hat

Wizarding World of Harry Potter Universal Studios Orlando meal with ribs, corn on the cob, butterbeer and pumpkin juice.

Our Lunch at the Three Broomsticks – Fish and Chips and Ribs, not to mention Butter Beer and of course Pumpkin Juice! Such a fun place to eat and the food was tremendous!

Universal Studios Orlando

Universal Studios Orlando

Some of my other favorite rides were the water rides Ripsaw Falls and Popeye’s- which left us completely soaked! And the Revenge of the Mummy and Rip Ride Rocket were my favorite coasters. I am dying to go back and ride the Kong ride and the Hulk, both were under construction when we visited. The parks were getting all set up for Halloween and had fun decorations- we missed it by a day but everyone was so excited about Halloween Horror Nights. We are going to have to come back to see what all the excitement is about!

The Cowfish Restaurant

That night we had the most delicious dinner at The Cowfish. We love sushi and this place was top notch. My favorite appetizer was the truffle fries but my husband loved the blackened tuna nachos. They surprised us with a chef’s 17 piece special that was amazing, and my favorite sushi was one with mango and coconut. The service was fantastic too, we all loved our server- she was so friendly and funny and very attentive. It was so good (you can see some of the pics below) I highly recommend making reservations if you are going to the park. It’s pretty popular so be sure to call in ahead. You can find the Cowfish right along the City Walk in front of Universal Studios. No ticket needed in this area of the park. 🙂

Thank you again, Universal Studios for treating us to a day at your park and a great dinner. It was so much fun, I wish I could go back and do the whole day over again. But for now I can drink my yummy pumpkin juice at home!

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Emily Walker

Emily lives in Meridian, Idaho, with her husband, Beau, a physician assistant, and her three incredible children: a son and two daughters. Travel is one of her favorite ways to experience new cultures and cuisines, and she has a love for all things Disney.

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  1. 5 stars
    Loved this one for our Harry Potter marathon weekend!! We’ve never tried pumpkin juice anywhere, and it was such a pleasant surprise and a great option for a fall drink! We cut it in half and decided to omit the brown & white sugar, but it probably depends on what type of cider is used. Left the sugar till the end and tasted the juice to decide. Served it chilled but not over ice.
    Thanks for the recipe! We will definitely make it again. So easy & delicious.

  2. I can’t wait to try this along with your Butter Beer recipe. Just one question about this one. In the typed ingredients it says to use 2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice, but yet in the video it’s not used. Was that a typo or did the video accidentally exclude that spice? I’d hate to make a mistake and up hating it being this will be my first time ever trying Pumpkin Juice. 😊

    1. Oh, I just noticed that! When I made the video, I must have left it out. Oops! It does go in and its soooo yummy!!

      1. 5 stars
        This is the first recipe we tried that actually tasted like universal’s pumpkin juice! Thank you. We are huge HP fans and this bring us back memories of the Wizarding world

  3. 5 stars
    hello internet pals and gals,
    I’m 89 years old and just started watching happy potter film. i love hedwig. this recipe sure made me a wizard with a pumpkin!

  4. The video shows white and brown sugar, but the recipe only mentions sugar. Is it one cup each? Thanks for the recipes!

    1. Thank you for that catch! Somehow along the way the brown sugar must have gotten removed from the recipe! I just fixed it to include the brown sugar.

    1. Most cans of pumpkin puree you buy at the store are 15 oz, which is to say the can weighs 15 oz. It is about 1 & 3/4 cup of pumpkin puree. Hope this helps!

      1. Your ingredients list calls for 115 ounces of the pumpkin…. did you mean 15 (as cans typically come in) or actually 115 ounces? Thanks and can’t wait to make it once I know! 🎃

  5. 5 stars
    Okay all! I did the following and it tastes the same!

    4 packets Alpine Spiced Apple Cider Original (32 oz or 1 liter)
    20 sugar cubes (ran out of sugar and had to use sugar cubes)
    &
    Everything else is the same!

    It tastes exactly like what I had at HP World in Universal Studios Hollywood! You guys can add more packets of apple cider or more sugar cubes for even more flavor but I love his and I can’t wait to make it for my next party!

    It’s also a GREAT treat during summer (when it’s 120 degrees outside)

    1. Thanks for the suggestions! Definitely a great summertime drink when it is freakishly hot outside!

  6. sounds realy good, but in the original pumpkin-juice at the Whizzarding World is also apricot juice. I tried it that way and it tasted allmost perfect.:-)

    1. Ooh good to know! Had no idea about the apricot juice.. totally can see that being a part of it! Thanks for the tip!

  7. 5 stars
    I made this for Early Thanksgiving at my parent’s house & it was a big hit. Everyone really loved it, even my picky sister who says she doesn’t like pumpkin. 🙂
    Thanks for the delicious recipe! My kids are already asking me to make more, lol.

    1. I’m confused by the “fizz” I think I will try to actually make a fizzy one and I will come back and share it with you. Thanks so much .

    1. My daughter and son in law visited universal studios a year ago and for Christmas they bought me a bottle of pumpkin juice. I decided to drink it today. A year later, it was delicious.

  8. I have never seen apple cider sold by the liter, at least not in my area, so for anyone else who might be wondering, 4 liters is a gallon. not trying to be a smarty, I was just confused so I looked it up.

  9. 5 stars
    We loved this! I scaled the recipe down to make just two servings. If anyone is interested, here are the proportions I used: 2 cups apple cider, 2 oz. pumpkin puree, 1 tablespoon sugar, 1/4 tsp. pumpkin pie extract, and 1/4 tsp. vanilla. I mixed the juice in a blender, and it worked great.

    Thanks so much!

    1. This recipe makes approximately 19 cups (8 ounces) of Pumpkin Juice. If you are using 8 ounce cups to serve, I would plan on 18 servings. If you are using a 12 ounce cup, plan on 12 servings. For a 16 ounce cup, plan on 9 servings. I hope this helps!

          1. 5 stars
            Just made this in a pitcher with Captain Morgan Cannon Blast on the side for the adults. It was very good.