You don’t have to be a kid to love the magic of Harry Potter. I grew up reading Harry Potter when the first book was released and now I’ve introduced my oldest son to the beloved books. After seeing the stories come to life at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Orlando, I knew I had to find a way to take the magic home. This Copycat Harry Potter Pumpkin Juice recipe tastes just like the juice they sell in the parks! It’s easy to throw together, perfect for fall and it just beckons for a cozy corner and your favorite Potter book.
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The first time I went to Universal Studios to experience the Wizarding World, I was blown away by all of the likeness. The engineers did an amazing job working alongside J.K. Rowling to put together the immersive park experience. If you go to one of the quick service restaurants, you’ll notice that you can’t order sodas. They kept the food service as true to the books as possible. You have two choices – Butterbeer or Pumpkin Juice!
Copycat Harry Potter Pumpkin Juice Recipe
So what is Pumpkin Juice? It’s a blended non-alcoholic drink that has an apple cider base. It’s sweet and savory. It definitely has a true pumpkin flavor, so you want to be a fan of pumpkin before trying it. My son loves it because of the sweetness.
When To Serve Pumpkin Juice
This would be an amazing recipe for a Halloween party. It’s slightly too sweet to serve with Thanksgiving dinner, but it would be fun as a themed pumpkin breakfast idea on the morning of. We also love to enjoy it on a crisp fall night, around the fire. I make a Whiskey Apple Cider Punch recipe for the adults and the pumpkin juice recipe for the kids. It’s the perfect way to use apple cider in both recipes.
If you’re looking for even more Harry Potter goodness, try making the pumpkin juice alongside my easy Butterbeer Mug Cake recipe. It’s the perfect single serving and the kids can make both of the recipes by themselves too.
What You Need To Make Harry Potter Pumpkin Juice:
- 1 jug of fresh apple cider (4 quarts)
- can of pumpkin
- brown sugar
- granulated sugar
- pumpkin spice
- blender for blending the ingredients
- optional: ice
How Long Does Harry Potter Pumpkin Juice Leftovers Last?
Once you make your juice, you want to keep any leftovers in the refrigerator. I keep our pumpkin juice in the a glass pitcher, in the refrigerator. It will last about 2-3 days after you make it. You don’t want to keep it past 3 days because it will turn bad on the top. Typically, making one pitcher will serve about 5-6 people and we won’t have any leftovers. You can not freeze pumpkin juice.
How To Make This Copycat Harry Potter Pumpkin Juice Recipe:
In a blender, pour in the apple cider and dump in the canned pumpkin. Add both sugars, brown and granulated, plus the vanilla. Blend for 1 minute on high. Add the pumpkin spice and blend again for 1 more minute on high.
Pour into your servings glasses – we like to use small mason jars. You can add ice if you prefer it chilled. If you’re looking to make it a bit more fancy, cinnamon sticks and sliced apples make for a fun garnish.
- 1 Jug Fresh Apple Cider
- 1 Small Can of Pumpkin
- 1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar
- 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
- 2 Teaspoons Vanilla
- 2 Teaspoons Pumpkin Spice
- Optional: Ice, Cinnamon Sticks and Apple Slices (for garnish)
- In a blender, pour in the apple cider and dump in the canned pumpkin. Add both sugars, brown and granulated, plus the vanilla. Blend for 1 minute on high. Add the pumpkin spice and blend again for 1 more minute on high.
- Pour into your servings glasses - we like to use small mason jars. You can add ice if you prefer it chilled. If you're looking to make it a bit more fancy, cinnamon sticks and sliced apples make for a fun garnish.
- If you don't have a blender, you can whisk together the ingredients in a bowl.
- We add ice to serve immediately, but you can also refrigerate before a party for 1-2 hours.
- For a fun look - add a punch bowl into a cauldron for serving at a party.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 112Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 5mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 1gSugar: 26gProtein: 0g
**Nutrition is calculated by a third party. Actual values may vary.