The magical Harry Potter Polyjuice Potion Punch recipe may be a complex and time-consuming concoction in the Wizarding World, but when you make it at home the muggle way, it’s so much easier and faster.

You only need 3 ingredients and 5 minutes to prepare this green fizzy punch; it’s the perfect family-friendly drink that is appropriate for all ages.

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Polyjuice Potion – Non-Alcoholic Punch

Our DIY Polyjuice Potion punch is a quick and easy way to brew up your own batch of a refreshingly frothy beverage, made using only green-colored juice, soda, and ice cream in less than 5 minutes.

I love how the carbonation in the soda reacts with the ice cream to form a foam on top; the bubbles help bring out the bright green color so it looks like you’ve created a magic potion.

The alcohol-free ingredients for this Polyjuice Potion make it a green punch for kids and adults alike, but you certainly can spike your sip to make it more potent and undrinkable for Potter and his pals. 

Why We Love This Polyjuice Potion Recipe

  • Quick and easy to make in 5 minutes.
  • Only uses 3 ingredients.
  • Kid-friendly punch that can be prepared with alcohol for adults only.
  • Make it spooky with edible spiders, floating eyeballs, or other creepy creatures.
  • Perfect for a Harry Potter themed party, a movie marathon, book club meeting, or Halloween party.

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  • Green Hawaiian Punch
  • Grapefruit soda (I used Squirt) or a lemon lime soda
  • Green food coloring (optional)
  • Vanilla ice cream: You can substitute lime sherbet for a similar result and slightly different flavor. 

Substitutions and Additions

  • Pick Your Punch: I used Green Berry Rush Hawaiian Punch for this recipe which is a kiwi strawberry flavored drink. You can use any green juice for this drink or even use the White Hawaiian Punch and just add more food coloring to the mixture.
  • Swap The Soda: I used Squirt Citrus Soda for this recipe and I liked how it balanced out the sweetness of the punch. You can substitute a lemon-lime soda (like Sprite, Sierra Mist, or 7-Up) or Ginger Ale if you prefer.
  • Add Alcohol: To make a Polyjuice Potion cocktail, you can add Midori, tequila, rum, or vodka to the punch mixture.
  • Create A Caffeine Kick: To make a caffeinated drink, you can use Mountain Dew instead of grapefruit soda. This will also make your punch a more electric green color. The same ratios would apply in terms of punch to soda.
  • Use Sherbet Instead of Ice Cream: You can substitute lime sherbet, rainbow sherbet, or lemon sherbet for the vanilla ice cream. Keep in mind that your punch will have a slightly different flavor. 
  • Why Add Whipped Cream? I’m glad you asked! This is an optional topping suggestion if you are using a drink dispenser to serve your guests. The foam from the drink doesn’t transfer well through the spigot and therefore the whipped cream makes it frothy.
  • Large punch bowl
  • Mixing tools
  • Measuring tools
  • Ice cream scoop
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How to Make Polyjuice Potion

  1. Prepare The Punch: Mix together the Hawaiian Punch and grapefruit soda. Feel free to add green food coloring and stir.
  2. Form The Foam: Scoop in the ice cream and mix for just a few seconds.
  3. Serve: Serve immediately. Enjoy!
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Tip From Our Recipe Developer

  • This Polyjuice Potion doesn’t store very well due to the carbonation and the ice cream.
  • You can make less than the full amount by adding a 2:1 mixture of green Hawaiian Punch and grapefruit soda together.


  • To Store: This drink is best served immediately and does not store well.
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Harry Potter’s Polyjuice Potion?

Harry Potter’s Polyjuice Potion allowed the drinker to assume the form of someone else. It was a complicated, challenging, and time-consuming potion to make and required ingredients such as lacewing flies, leeches, fluxweed, knotgrass, powdered horn of a Bicorn, and shredded skin of a Boomslang, as well as a portion of whoever the drinker intended to turn into.

How should I store my Polyjuice Potion?

This Polyjuice Potion doesn’t store very well due to the carbonation and the ice cream. I recommend making it just before serving it and only making as much as you anticipate using at a time.

Can I make polyjuice in advance?

If you wish to make the punch ahead of time you can add all but the ice cream and then add the ice cream just before serving. Be aware that you will lose carbonation the longer it sets.

Can I make an adult version of this Polyjuice Potion?

Yes, you can absolutely make this drink with alcohol, simply by adding vodka to the punch mixture. I recommend starting with 2-3 cups of vodka, tasting the drink, and deciding if you want more. If you want to increase the flavor of the punch use a citrus-flavored vodka or a strawberry vodka for a bit more sweetness. Be aware that any colored vodka will affect the final color of your punch. If you want to make a stronger drink you can, of course, increase the vodka or you can add ½ vodka, ½ another alcohol such as tequila or rum. 

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Polyjuice Potion

Serves — 24
Polyjuice Potion is a deliciously green and frothy drink made in 5 minutes using 3 ingredients. This family-friendly drink is appropriate for all ages, although it can easily be spiked for adults!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 1 gallon jug green Hawaiian Punch
  • 2 liter bottle grapefruit soda I used Squirt
  • Several drops of green food coloring optional
  • 1 tub (1 quart) vanilla ice cream


  • In a large punch bowl, mix together the green Hawaiian Punch and grapefruit soda.
  • Optional step: Add in several drops of green food coloring and stir gently until you achieve your desired shade of green.
  • Scoop in the vanilla ice cream and mix for just a few seconds to allow the ice cream to foam.
  • Serve immediately.

Jenn’s Notes

Serving: 1.5 gallons punch
Storage :
  • To Store: This drink is best served immediately and does not store well.
  • This Polyjuice Potion doesn’t store very well due to the carbonation and the ice cream.
  • You can make less than the full amount by adding a 2:1 mixture of green Hawaiian Punch and grapefruit soda together.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 114kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 0.1g | Fat: 0.005g | Saturated Fat: 0.003g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.001g | Cholesterol: 0.02mg | Sodium: 18mg | Potassium: 1mg | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 0.2IU | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 0.02mg

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