How to Make Pensieve Punch

Got a house full of thirsty wizards? Quench their thirst and help them relive their favorite memories with this delicious recipe.


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You Will Need

  • Photos
  • A large bowl
  • Nontoxic craft paint
  • A smaller clear bowl that holds at least two gallons
  • Clear tape
  • 3 qt. orange juice
  • 2 qt. pineapple juice
  • 2 liters ginger ale
  • A food-coloring set
  • Heavy-duty gloves
  • 3 to 5 lb. dry ice
  • A cutting board
  • An ice pick or hammer
  • Sherbet
  • Clear plastic wrap or plastic baggies


  1. Dry ice can burn bare skin. Always handle dry ice with heavy-duty gloves.

  2. Step 1

    Collect photos

    Collect photos from the party attendees ahead of time. They'll serve as the "memories" for the pensieve.

  3. Warn people that their pictures may get wet, so they shouldn't contribute any family heirlooms.

  4. Step 2

    Decorate the big bowl

    Using the nontoxic craft paint, decorate the outside of the larger bowl with magical symbols and wizardly words.

  5. Step 3

    Tape photos to the small bowl

    Tape the photos to the outside of the clear punch bowl, facing in.

  6. To protect the photos, cover them in plastic wrap or put them in plastic baggies before taping them to the bowl.

  7. Step 4

    Mix the punch

    Mix the punch ingredients, except for the sherbet, together in the small bowl. Add several drops of various food colorings to give the concoction a murky color.

  8. Step 5

    Prepare the dry ice

    Wearing heavy-duty gloves, place the dry ice on a cutting board and chip half of it into manageable pieces with an ice pick or hammer. Put the pieces in the larger bowl.

  9. Step 6

    Set the punch bowl in dry ice

    Set the punch bowl inside the larger one and pour warm water in the space between the bowls, creating an eerie vapor.

  10. Add additional dry ice and warm water as needed.

  11. Step 7

    Add the sherbet

    Scoop sherbet in to your spooky punch to give it a sugary kick. And enjoy!

  12. Did you know? "Pensieve" comes from "pensive," meaning "deep in thought," and "sieve," which is a device for sorting a mixture.