I hope you have had as much fun as I have had during Harry Potter week! It's been a lot of fun and delicious as well. This week you got, Hogwart's Shepherd's Pie, Diagon Alley Shortbread Cookies, House-Elves Chocolate Gateau, and now Pumpkin Juice.
Happy Birthday Harry Potter! Today is his big day!
I will probably be making this cake as well today, b/c I am a Harry Potter fanatic and a total nerd. We celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday as well. :) Nerd, I know.
Though, to be honest, this Dark Chocolate Cake with Malted Frosting is amazing!
This year, I thought I'd give you a staple Harry Potter drink. Well, it is actually a staple Wizarding World drink. Pumpkin Juice, the drink they enjoyed for breakfast or any meal really.
Now, I know many people may be surprised I'm not giving you a Butterbeer recipe, but to be honest I like Pumpkin Juice better. I had both at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios, and pumpkin juice was the clear winner.
Pumpkin Juice is amazing, and this recipe is the best copycat version I have found. It is actually a juice (rather than a smoothie like some were), easy to make, and totally legit with taste. Trust me, I tried a lot of recipes. This one is perfect!
This delicious Fall flavored juice is delicious cold or hot, though luke warm I'm not sure. :) However, I do think it'd be a fantastic drink for a party come October or Fall time in general. It is so festive.
The secret aspect aka key to this recipe is the first two ingredients blended together. It is what gives this juice it's perfect flavor and texture.
Harry Potter's Pumpkin Juice
Recipe: Alohamora slightly adapted from FoodinLiterature
Active Time: 15 minutes
Inactive Time: 30 minutes + chill time
Servings: Makes 4 c.
1/4 roasted butternut squash (about 1 1/2-2 c.)
1 c. water
3 c. apple juice
1/2 c. apricot nectar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 c. sugar
- In a blender mix one-fourth of the roasted butternut squash and 1 c. of water until smooth.
- Add it to a medium to large pot with the rest of the ingredients.
- Stir to combine everything using a large spoon or fork/whisk.
- Bring the juice to a boil and then turn it down to simmer for 20-30 minutes. This will give the juice the best flavor.
- Enjoy the juice warm or place it in the refrigerator to enjoy later aka this is a great "Make Ahead" party treat/drink.
- Refrigerate leftovers.
Happy Harry Potter and the Wizarding World Pumpkin Juice drinking!
Happy Harry Potter Week of fun recipes inspired by the book series!