If there was one thing that caught our attention in the whole of the Harry Potter series (apart from the Butterbeer, ofcourse), was the massive amount of pumpkin juice they consumed. I always wondered what it actually tasted like, since the prospect of pumpkin juice was unimaginable. However, I decided that the best way to overcome my curiosity was to satiate it. 

So I threw in some of my all time favourite flavours; cinnamon and vanilla, along with some pumpkin pulp obviously, and made one of the tastiest drinks I've ever had.

Pumpkin Juice

  • Prep Time:45 mins
  • Cook Time:15 mins
  • Total Time:1 hr
  • Servings:4
  • Medium


  • 10 dried apricots
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2 cups apple juice
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 3 pieces thinly sliced ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • almonds and hazelnuts optional
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  • Step 1

    Soak the apricots in the water for at least 4 hours or overnight in the fridge.

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  • Step 2

    Mix the apple juice, ginger, vanilla extract, cinnamon stick and bring to a boil. Simmer for a few minutes on low flame once the mixture is boiled.

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  • Step 3

    Put the soaked apricots along with the water in a blender and blend until smooth.

  • Step 4

    Pour the pumpkin puree and the nuts into the apricot blend and blend again.

  • Step 5

    Strain the apple juice mixture into the blender. Make sure only the juice comes through. Blend till properly smooth.

  • Step 6

    Drain the juice from the blender into a jug through a fine mesh filter so that any thick pulp doesnt come into the juice.

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Pour into 4 tall glasses served with iced cubes and enjoy! 

Wanna try another Harry Potter famed drink; Butterbeer? Find the recipe here.