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!
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. Scroll to the bottom of the post for more info about our trip to Universal Orlando.
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!
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.
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 1/2 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!
How to Make Harry Potter’s Pumpkin Juice Recipe
- Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher and stir well.
- Pour over ice in individual glasses, and top with cinnamon sticks and a straw. (Apple slices optional)
- Stir again before each serving to prevent settling.
Get Away Today
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.
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.
The Hogwarts Express
The Sorting Hat
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
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!