Harry Potter Pumpkin Juice Recipe
Oh. My. GOSH! Do you guys love Harry Potter as much as I do? I literally love it. In fact, I love Harry Potter SO much that My husband and I went to Harry Potter WORLD for our honeymoon. Yeah… we are total Harry Potter nerds. I was chosen to do the wand test and everything when we went to Olivanders. Totally rad.
When we went there we fell in love with butter beer and pumpkin juice. We sat ourselves in the hogs head and ordered heaps of butter beers and Harry Potter Pumpkin Juice. We would go on a ride and come right back to get some more.
While we were at the pumpkin Patch, my husband started craving pumpkin juice. He almost ordered a pack of four for thirty dollars until I begged him to just google a Harry Potter Pumpkin Juice Recipe. Well after searching for the perfect one he stumbled upon Food In Literature. It’s a pretty rad blog and we healthified the recipe.
This Juice is traditionally served cold but I couldn’t get enough of it when it was warm. My husband on the other hand… as a Harry Potter Pumpkin Juice purist… believed it was basically a sin to drink it warm. He much prefers it chilled.
Whether you decide you like it cold or warm, I highly suggest you drink this juice snuggled up in a blanket while reading the comforting words of our dear J.K. Rowling. (If you don’t know who that is… I feel very… very… sad for you.)
Harry Potter Pumpkin Juice
1/2 of a butternut Squash or the package of pre cut butternut squash from target (MUCH easier)
2 cups water
3 cups of juice from freshly juiced apples (raw apple juice)
1/2 cup apricot nectar (you can find this at whole foods with no sugar added!)
1 and 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Take your butternut squash and roast it in a tray with a bit of water covering the bottom in the oven for 40 min at 355 degrees. After this is done, blend it with 2 cups of water. This is now your “Pumpkin Juice Base”.
Take 1 and 1/4 cups of your “pumpkin juice base” and mix with your freshly juiced apple juice, apricot nectar, pumpkin pie spice and vanilla extract. Simmer on low for 20-30 min. Don’t bring to a boil if you are using raw apple juice like i have listed in the ingredients. That will destroy most of the nutrients.
Enjoy warm or chilled!!
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes