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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.


  • : Dry ice can burn bare skin. Always handle dry ice with heavy-duty gloves.
  • Step 1: Collect photos Collect photos from the party attendees ahead of time. They'll serve as the "memories" for the pensieve.
  • TIP: Warn people that their pictures may get wet, so they shouldn't contribute any family heirlooms.
  • Step 2: Decorate the big bowl Using the nontoxic craft paint, decorate the outside of the larger bowl with magical symbols and wizardly words.
  • Step 3: Tape photos to the small bowl Tape the photos to the outside of the clear punch bowl, facing in.
  • TIP: To protect the photos, cover them in plastic wrap or put them in plastic baggies before taping them to the bowl.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • TIP: Add additional dry ice and warm water as needed.
  • Step 7: Add the sherbet Scoop sherbet in to your spooky punch to give it a sugary kick. And enjoy!
  • FACT: Did you know? "Pensieve" comes from "pensive," meaning "deep in thought," and "sieve," which is a device for sorting a mixture.

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

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