Pumpkin Juice is a copycat non-alcoholic punch from the wizarding world of Harry Potter at universal studios. Serve it warm or chilled or spike it with some alcohol for an adult version, this fall drink is going to be a hit (vegan, gluten-free).
About This Recipe
If you are a Harry Potter fan and have been to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios, you will know what Pumpkin Juice is. But if you haven’t, let me tell you all about it.
Harry Potter Pumpkin Juice is a popular drink served at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
This Wizarding World Of Harry Potter Copycat Pumpkin Juice is made from pumpkins and other simple ingredients and is spiked with fall spices. It has a distinctive orange color and a smooth pumpkin flavor.
Harry Potter and his friends Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley are all fans of the drink. Pumpkin juice is also mentioned in the Harry Potter books as being a favorite of Hagrid, the gamekeeper at Hogwarts.
Pumpkin juice is not only popular at Hogwarts, but also in the wizarding world at large. It can be bought at many places in Diagon Alley, the wizarding shopping street in London, and is served on the Hogwarts Express train that takes students to and from the school.
You can serve this magical treat either hot or chill it for a few hours before serving.
It is a delicious drink to serve for theme parties, birthdays, Halloween party, and even Thanksgiving dinner. It is also rich in vitamin c, and beta carotene and is a great drink for kids.
My Harry Potter Pumpkin Juice Recipe serves 10 people but you can easily half, double, or triple the recipe as per your requirements.
Apple Cider – Apple cider gives this juice a sweet crisp taste that is perfect for the fall season and it also complements the pumpkin well.
Buy a can of non-alcoholic apple cider from a grocery store or check out my Slow Cooker Apple Cider recipe to make it from scratch at home.
You can replace apple cider with apple juice too.
Orange Juice – Use fresh or canned orange juice.
Pear Nectar – Pear nectar gives a nice flavor and sweetness to the juice. Opt for good-quality nectar for the best taste.
You can also use apricot nectar or peach nectar instead of pear nectar.
Apricot Juice or Peach Juice also works fine.
Pumpkin Puree – It is the star ingredient of this pumpkin drink. You can either buy canned pumpkin puree or make it at home using my easy-peasy Pumpkin Puree recipe.
Pumpkin Pie Spice – Pumpkin pie spice makes this drink warm and cozy. This should not be missed.
You can either make it at home using my easy pumpkin pie spice recipe or buy a bottle.
Brown Sugar – Adjust the amount of brown sugar as per your personal taste. If not brown sugar, you can add white sugar too.
Vanilla Extract – It rounds the flavors well. You can use a scraped vanilla bean in place of vanilla extract for a more potent vanilla flavor.
You can also add some grated fresh ginger and a little nutmeg to this recipe.
How To Make Pumpkin Juice
Combine 4 cups of non-alcoholic apple cider, 3 cups of orange juice, 2 cups pear nectar, ¼ cup brown sugar, 2 cups pumpkin puree, and 2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice in a large pot.
Heat on medium-high heat until the juice just starts to boil, stirring frequently to avoid scorching at the bottom of the pan.
Once the juice comes to a boil, reduce the heat to low and cook for 10-15 minutes. Stir frequently.
Finally, add 2 teaspoon vanilla extract and mix well. Serve hot or chill for 4-5 hours before serving.
You can add a cinnamon stick to the serving glass to stir the juice.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, you can. Replace pumpkin puree with pumpkin filling, but skip adding pumpkin spice and sugar. The pumpkin pie filling already has sugar and spices added to it.
Pro Tips By Neha
Pass the juice through a fine-mesh strainer if the pumpkin puree has not dissolved properly.
Spike it with any alcohol of your choice (bourbon, rum, vodka, tequila, etc) to make an adult version.
You can use apricot or peach nectar in place of pear nectar. If these nectars are not available, you can just puree the fruits with some water and use the puree in the recipe.
You can pour your pumpkin juice straight from a large pitcher but for extra fun, use a ladle to serve it from a large pot or a cauldron.
You can store harry potter’s pumpkin juice in an airtight container for 4-5 days. Reheat in a microwave or in a pot over the stove top before serving.
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Harry Potter Copycat Pumpkin Juice Recipe
- 4 cups non-alcoholic apple cider (or apple juice)
- 3 cups orange juice (fresh or canned)
- 2 cups pear nectar (or pear juice)
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 2 cups pumpkin puree
- 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Combine apple cider, orange juice, pear nectar, brown sugar, pumpkin puree, and pumpkin pie spice in a large pot.
- Heat on medium-high heat until the juice just starts to boil, stirring frequently to avoid scorching at the bottom of the pan.
- Once the juice comes to a boil, reduce the heat to low and cook for 10-15 minutes. Stir frequently.
- Finally, add vanilla extract and mix well. Serve hot or chill for 4-5 hours before serving.
- You can add a cinnamon stick to the serving glass to stir the juice.