Harry Potter Pumpkin Juice Recipe

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I’ll be honest, when I read about pumpkin juice while reading the Harry Potter books I wasn’t exactly too keen on trying the stuff. In fact, pumpkin isn’t one of my favorite flavors, nor am I overly fond of the smell. That being said, when I stumbled across a recipe for Harry Potter pumpkin juice I decided I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to try some -and develop a real opinion based on the taste of the juice.


Pumpkin Juice Ingredients

  • 1 can frozen apple juice, from concentrate
  • 2 cans of water (use juice can)
  • 1/2 cup of canned pumpkin (*not pumpkin pie filling!)
  • 1/4 cup of apricot preserves
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
pumpkin juice ingredients


  1. Pour the apple juice concentrate and water into a blender.
  2. Add the canned pumpkin, apricot preserves, vanilla, and cinnamon.
  3. Blend on high until well incorporated. Alternatively, you could pour everything into a bowl and hand whisk/mix.
  4. Pour into glasses and serve.
Mixing pumpkin juice
Harry Potter pumpkin juice

It really doesn’t get much easier than that for a fun, fandom themed drink.
So, what was my final verdict? Well…it was okay. To be honest, the flavor of the apply juice was stronger than the pumpkin. I’m not big on apple juice, but the overall flavor wasn’t too bad. While I won’t be making this recipe weekly, I’d definitely be willing to make it for special (Harry Potter themed) events!

What about you? Have you ever tried pumpkin juice? What did you think? Have you been interested in trying? Ready to make the leap like I have? Leave a comment below and tell me your thoughts!

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  • Danielle

    Oh yum – I definitely need to make a glass of this!

    • Jessica (aka The Nifty Nerd)

      Enjoy Danielle! It’s the perfect treat for the fall-time pumpkin season.

  • Meghan

    This looks delish! Definitely gonna give a try…and by that I mean try to add some booze HA HA!!!

    • Jessica (aka The Nifty Nerd)

      That would definitely give it a kick 😉 Do they make seasonal booze aside from the beers?

  • Toni

    I love the color! I’m not the biggest pumpkin fan so I might add just enough to get the color.

    • Jessica (aka The Nifty Nerd)

      I agree Toni, I love the color of the drink!

  • Mandy

    I DEF want to try this out! I LOVE apple juice, though am not big on pumpkin like you, so to know that it’s not that much of a pumpkin-y flavor is a HUGE plus and it’s more apply flavored is ANOTHER HUGE plus! 😉 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

    • Jessica (aka The Nifty Nerd)

      I’ve got a feeling you’d really enjoy this drink then, Mandy 🙂 Let me know once you give it a try!

  • Ashley

    Definitely sounds interesting! I’m not super into apple juice either, but it looks like a fun fandom drink to make for a Potter party for sure!

  • Jennifer Bliss

    This sounds great! I LOVE the themed foods I have been thumbing thru here!!!!

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