Halloween is my absolute favorite holiday, and this polyjuice potion recipe is just the newest addition to what quickly is becoming a long list of spooky treats that are available on this little food blog.
And the best part? This festive drink is not only delicious, but it’s also family-friendly as well.
You can add alcohol if you want to (and I have a few suggestions on that in the notes below) but at this moment this recipe is designed to be alcohol-free.
So, rejoice! Now all the little goblins and ghouls (or Gryffindors, Ravenclaws, Hufflepuffs, and Slytherins!) at your soiree can get in on the Halloween party fun as well. Plus, you know kids love anything that’s 1) super creepy and 2) looks like what all the adults are drinking.
With this lime sherbet punch, they can hit both of those marks.
Another great perk with this recipe?
It’s very easy to make, consisting of only three ingredients: lime sherbet, lemon-lime soda, and ginger ale.
And you can jazz this drink up with a dash of food coloring to fit any party theme. I chose green because it went with the lime sherbet and the overall “witchy” look, but you could go crazy with a bunch of different colors. By the time you add the soda, the color of the sherbet is very pale and subdued, so you wouldn’t need to add a lot of food coloring to go with other spooky colors like red, purple, or orange.
Don’t forget festive straws and creepy crawlies for garnish as well!
As for how this drink turned out, I absolutely loved the flavor – it’s creamy and flavorful and everything a punch should be.
If you love lime sherbet, this drink will quickly become your new party staple!
notes & tips for this lime sherbet punch
- I tend to see this as a Halloween drink, but it’d be perfect for a Harry Potter party as well. If you make this drink for a themed party, I’d love to see the pictures! Be sure to tag them @homemadehooplah on social media.
- In the video and photos for this recipe, I used plastic snakes and plastic spiders as props. They were thoroughly washed & scrubbed before being added to the punch (which I highly recommend you do as well!) and were added just for a bit of creepy fun. If you’d like to do the same with your polyjuice potion, please check whether or not there will be small children at your party – we wouldn’t want anyone to accidentally swallow some plastic! If you will have small children and still really want to use the props, try hunting down a drink dispenser with a spigot (like the one pictured). That way no snakes or spiders will end up in anyone’s drink but you can still get the creepy vibe whenever the drink is stirred.
- This recipe is designed to be alcohol-free, but if you simply must have a little punch in your punch, I’d recommend adding 1 or 2 cups (taste testing inbetween!) of any of the following: Midori, tequila, or a lime-flavored vodka.
- Looking for more great treats to serve at your Halloween party? Be sure to check out Monster Halloween Truffles, Spider Apple Pops, Glow in the Dark Jello Shots, Black Magic Sangria, Eyeball Cookies, Zombie Brain Shot, Brain Dip, Monster Cake Pops, Purple People Eater Cocktail, Killer Mini Halloween Cakes, Witch’s Brew, Pretzel Witch Fingers, Monster Eye Pudding Cups, and Witch Hat Cupcakes!
- Throwing a witch-themed party? You could also make Black Magic Sangria, Witch Hat Cupcakes, Witch’s Brew, Witch Finger Pretzels, and M&M Cheesecake Brownie Cauldrons.
Polyjuice Potion! A family-friendly drink that's perfect for adults and kids, this polyjuice potion only has three ingredients: lime sherbet, lemon-lime soda, and ginger ale!
In a large punch bowl or drink dispenser with spigot, scoop in lime sherbet. If desired, reserve some for topping glasses.
Slowly pour in lemon-lime soda and ginger ale. If drink gets too foamy, give the drink a quick stir - this should help break up the foam.
Check the color of the drink. If desired, add a few drops of food coloring to give it a nice green hue, then stir.
Serve immediately with more lime sherbet or whipped cream on top.