Easy Polyjuice Potion Recipe with 4 Simple Ingredients

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Where are my fellow Harry Potter fans? This Polyjuice Potion recipe is for you, my friends.

Brew up a simple Polyjuice Potion for your Halloween or Harry Potter party. It's an easy, non alcoholic, lime sherbet punch all your guests will love!

I love orange sherbet punch at Christmas time, but this spooky green sherbet punch is perfect for Halloween festivities.

Why This Recipe Works

  • This Harry Potter punch has just 4 basic ingredients, so you can whip it up in no time at all.
  • You can dress it up with whatever you like, including spiders, eyeballs, or other creepy crawly creatures.
  • I love the frothy effect sherbet gives to a Halloween punch. It really does resemble a witch's brew, or what I'd imagine a witch's brew looks like anyway.
  • Kids and adults both love it.

What Is Polyjuice Potion?

Polyjuice Potion is a drink from the Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling; it allows the one who drinks it to temporarily take on the likeness of another person of their choosing.

The catch is they need something from that person's body to mix into the brewing of said potion. So something like a hair, nail clippings, or even dandruff.

Harry and his friends used Polyjuice Potion quite a few times in the books (and movies). Two particular instances stick out in my memory…

  • In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Barty Crouch, Jr. uses the potion to turn himself into Mad Eye Moody and thus get close to Harry, with the goal to eventually help bring Voldemort back to power and give Harry up to the Dark Lord.
  • In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Harry, Ron, and Hermione need to sneak into the Ministry of Magic but can't risk being seen and captured. Polyjuice Potion does the trick.

Fandom has a great wiki all about how Harry and his friends used Polyjuice Potion throughout the series; they even include a list of the ingredients necessary to make the real thing.

Polyjuice Potion ingredients, including pineapple juice, cranberry apple juice, lemon lime soda, lime sherbet, and candy eyeballs

Ingredient Notes

Polyjuice Potion ingredients are simple…

  • Pineapple juice I just get a 46-ounce can of pineapple juice at the grocery store.
  • Cranberry apple juice I usually just go with generic.
  • Lemon-lime soda – I prefer to use Sierra Mist or 7UP. My grandma always used 7UP for her sherbet punch. You can also use ginger ale if you prefer.
  • Lime sherbet – This can sometimes be harder to find, though most grocery stores should carry it. A couple tips, especially if you live in an area with Braum's… Their Fresh Market carries all flavors of sherbet. If you don't have a Braum's, I have the best luck finding it at non big box grocery stores.
  • Gummy eyeballs, spiders (non-edible), or any other kind of creepy crawlies – for decoration.

How to Make Polyjuice Potion

If you're making this punch for a party and want it to be cold, I would chill the juices and the soda beforehand. While the sherbet will help to chill it, chilling the juices beforehand will also help the sherbet not to melt quite so fast.

Before you start to make your punch, be sure to soften the sherbet just a little bit, so it's not too difficult to scoop.

To make this magical green punch, you'll need to follow these steps…

  1. Add the pineapple juice to a large punch bowl.
  2. Stir in the cranberry apple juice.
  3. Mix in the lemon lime soda.
  4. Then just scoop lime sherbet on top, and serve it immediately.
how to make Polyjuice potion in large punch bowl

Your final sherbet punch will have a greenish brownish appearance. It makes the perfect green drinks for kids.

large punch bowl filled with lime sherbet punch

If You Want, You Can Dress It Up

I like to dress up our punch with candy eyeballs.

Some people choose to add green food coloring to their potion; personally, I just don't want to pump my kids full of food coloring, so I choose not to do that. But make it however you want.

You can add spiders, eyeballs, and any other creepy crawlies you can think of to your cups of Polyjuice Potion.

Note: Keep in mind that gummy candies don't float very well, or at least, the eyeballs don't. So I just add the candy eyeball on top of a scoop of sherbet.

Expert Tips and FAQ's

Can I make it ahead of time?

I don't recommend making sherbet punch ahead of time, mainly because of the sherbet, but also because of the carbonated soda. It'll lose its fizz, and it just won't taste as good. Not to mention, the sherbet will melt and just make a green gloppy mess. It would be impossible to store it for any length of time.

Can I add alcohol to it?

Go for it! If you're having a party for adult friends and/or family, you can definitely spike the punch. My recommendation would probably be vodka, but it's totally up to you!

mason jar of Harry Potter Polyjuice Potion punch with gummy eyeball

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Easy Polyjuice Potion Recipe with 4 Simple Ingredients

Brew a simple Polyjuice Potion recipe for your Halloween or Harry Potter party. Easy, non alcoholic, sherbet punch all your guests will love!
4.17 from 6 votes
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 24 servings
Calories: 152kcal
Author: Mel Lockcuff

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Add the pineapple juice to a large punch bowl.
  • Stir in the cranberry apple juice.
  • Mix in the lemon lime soda.
  • Then just scoop lime sherbet on top, placing scoops of sherbet all over the top of the punch.
  • Serve immediately. Your Polyjuice Potion will have a greenish brownish appearance, the perfect color for this fun festive drink.
  • You can decorate it with gummy eyeballs, spiders, or any kind of creepy crawly creatures you wish! Or just serve it up plain and simple.

Notes

*I prefer to use 7UP, Sierra Mist, or Sprite.
Before you make the punch…
If you're making this punch for a party and want it to be cold, go ahead and chill the juices and the soda beforehand. While the sherbet will help to chill it, chilling the liquids beforehand will also help the sherbet not to melt quite so fast and will ensure that your punch is nice and cold. Before you start to make your party punch, be sure to soften the sherbet just a little bit, so it's not too difficult to scoop.
Can I make it ahead of time?
I don't recommend making sherbet punch ahead of time, mainly because of the sherbet, but also because of the carbonated soda. It'll lose its fizz, and it just won't taste as good. Not to mention, the sherbet will melt and just make a green gloppy mess. It would be impossible to store it for any length of time.

Nutrition

Serving: 24servings | Calories: 152kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 29mg | Sugar: 31g
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