Harry Potter Pumpkin Juice Recipe | My Harry Potter Kitchen II (Recipe #24)
Hey Witches, Wizards and Foodie Muggles!
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This week we're serving up the most refreshing magical drink around!
We're heading back into Chapter Five - 'The Whomping Willow' for our next recipe
"He had stopped noticing the fantastic cloud shapes now and was thinking longingly of the train miles below where you could buy ice-cold pumpkin juice"
We don't need the trolley for Pumpkin Juice - time to make our own!
It's been a long time coming but we're finally brewing up some Pumpkin Juice! You can even buy this incredibly popular Harry Potter drink at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter - but have you ever wondered how to make pumpkin juice from scratch?
Pumpkin juice is one of the Wizarding World's most famous drinks and this easy pumpkin juice recipe will help you bring the magic home. I'll walk you through the steps to make homemade pumpkin puree which you can store to create a quick homemade pumpkin juice whenever you need your next fix!
If you'd like to know how to make pumpkin juice at home follow this simple step-by-step recipe to create your own Wizarding World drink
Harry Potter Pumpkin Juice Recipe Ingredients
(makes 4-5 servings / just over 1L of Pumpkin Juice)
For the pumpkin puree recipe
1 small pumpkin (approx. 500g)
pinch of salt
up to 50ml water
For the pumpkin juice recipe
400g pumpkin puree
50g dark brown sugar
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1 litre cloudy apple juice
1 cinnamon stick
3 star anise
1/2 tsp cloves
peel of 1 orange
1 tsp vanilla extract
ice to serve
Homemade Pumpkin Juice Toffee Method:
To begin (if you're making your pumpkin puree from scratch), you want to start by peeling your pumpkin. Use a serrated knife to cut in half, scoop out the middle and then cut into rough chunks (Wizard Tip! Don't worry too much about the size - we're going to blend it later)
Spread the pumpkin chunks onto a baking tray and sprinkle over a pinch of salt. Place into the oven to bake at 140c (280 F) for 15 minutes. You'll know they're ready when they have just started to go golden and you can easily pierce them with a knife or fork.
Allow the pumpkin to cool for a few minutes and then place in a blender. Blitz together until it forms a smooth puree, adding a bit of water at a time if it's too dry to come together. (Wizard Tip! Keep the pumpkin puree in the fridge for up to a week, or in the freezer for months so it's ready whenever you need)
Once you're ready to brew your pumpkin juice, place a saucepan on a medium heat and add in your pumpkin puree, sugar and the dry spices - ginger and nutmeg. Stir through for 2-3 minutes until the mixture begins to sizzle.
Slowly pour in the apple juice stirring until evenly combined. Add in your remaining spices - cinnamon, star anise, cloves, orange peel and vanilla extract. Stir through and bring to the boil. Once it begins to bubble reduce the heat to low and place a lid on top to prevent too much evaporation. Leave to simmer for 30 minutes to get a deeper flavour.
Once it's ready allow to cool slightly before pouring through a sieve to remove the spices. (Wizard Tip! If your sieve is really fine you might need to press the pumpkin puree through - don't through this away!)
Pour the pumpkin juice into a bottle with an air-tight lid, seal and keep in the fridge for up to 3 days. Shake well before serving and pour over ice. (Wizard Tip! Keep your spices and use them to garnish your drinks)
And viola! Our Harry Potter Pumpkin Juice is complete! It's super easy to make and a little extra time simmering means you'll get a much better flavour from your juice! Why not give this Wizarding World of Harry Potter Pumpkin Juice copycat recipe a go at your next Harry Potter party this summer? If you're planning on recreating this one make sure you send in your pictures on Instagram using the hashtag #MyHarryPotterKitchen and follow @BradBakes - don't forget to tag me too!
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