Ever wanted to make your very own Harry Potter love potion? Of course you have. All of those times you’ve wished you had a magic solution to making Harry Styles and Ashton Irwin fall madly in love with you – THINK HOW EASY IT’D MAKE IT. OMG. CANNOT DEAL.
Well, get excited, Potterheads because now you can. It’s easy to brew up a batch that’s just as good as the ones Fred and George sell – trust us, we’ve tried it!
Youtuber Rosanna Pansino is the mastermind behind the recipe – and it’s fab. In her epic Nerdy Nummies series, she shows you how you can craft your very own serving of Amortentia* out of muggle-friendly ingredients like ice cream, lemonade and soda water.
*”Amortentia is the most powerful love potion in the world. It is distinctive for its mother-of-pearl sheen, and steam rises from the potion in spirals. Amortentia smells different to each person, according to what attracts them”.
The team here are SO obsessed with Rosanna’s DIY that we even gave it a go ourselves. Seriously guys, prepare to fangirl because it’s amazeballs!
- Vanilla ice cream (NOM)
- Raspberry sorbet or a raspberry ice lolly
- Soda water
- A small glass bottle
- A love potion sticker (Available from the bio in Rosanna’s YouTube video)
- The scent of Ron’s hair…or, you know, anyone you fancy. Would advise avoiding your dad’s hair.
First, we scooped one spoonful of vanilla ice cream into a mixing jug. YUM.
We were only making one bottle of Amortentia (it’s dangerous stuff, after all!), but if you plan on catering for a large number of Potterheads, double or triple the measurements accordingly.
Next, we added a spoon of raspberry sorbet into the jug. This is what’s going to give the mixture it’s alluring pink colour. Ooh la, la! If you’re struggling to find sorbet, you can also melt down a pink ice lolly.
Then we poured in some soda water. Look at it bubble and brew. Professor Slughorn would be SO proud.
Finish the potion off by adding in some lemonade. Again, we did this all by eye… maybe Professor Slughorn wouldn’t be so proud after all. Soz.
Once we added that, we then popped it in the fridge and let it chill. Btw fellow Muggles, if you plan on trying this DIY, it’s normal if the mixture begins to separate in the fridge, just make sure you give it a quick stir when you take it out.
Whilst our love potion was chilling, we started to decorate the bottle. Rosanna has created some amazing templates for the sign of the potion. You can download them from her video bio.
If you’re an A+ wizard, you can print the template onto clear sticker paper. But, if you don’t have any sticker paper, you can also do what we’ve done and print the template on standard paper and colour it in.
Once we attached the sign to our bottle, we then poured the potion into it and added a gift tag.
And there we have it, that’s how you make your very own Harry Potter love potion. Sure, it may not result in Ron Weasly swooning at your feet, unfortunately this potion is for Muggles only, but it looks like the real deal and tastes pretty great too.
Try the recipe out yourself and tweet us photos of your creation @MaximumPop.