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This easy polyjuice potion recipe is the perfect Halloween punch to serve for kids or adults! Polyjuice “potion” is not only fun to make, but it taste delicious too. Perfect for a party!
As Halloween approaches, the air is full of magic, creepy decorations, and an ambiance that makes you crave a spooky night. Due to our love of Harry Potter, we wanted to embrace that theme for October. Because who can resist witches, wizards, pumpkin juice, and polyjuice potion?
My husband always says I would be a potions master if I was a Harry Potter character. Mixing up solutions and creating new things is one of my favorite things to do! Maybe that is why I got a degree in chemistry? 🙂
Mixing up this polyjuice potion recipe was like being in a chemistry lab or a potions class. Thanks to chemistry, this simple science reaction creates a neat separation and color!
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- 1 Liter of Lime Sparkling Water**
- 2 Pints of Lime and/or Orange Sherbet
- Food Coloring
- Coconut Oil (optional)
- Black Icing
- First, create the color options. Add a few drops of each color in little containers or measuring cups. Add a few tablespoons of water and mix.
- Add a few drops of coconut oil to each mixture (this helps create better color separation). This is optional, but really fun for kids to see how oil doesn't mix well with water.
- Add this mix to test tubes or anything that people can easily pick up and add a few drops to their cup.
- In small glasses, add a scoop or two of sherbet to each one. Top with some sparkling water or carbonated drink.
- As that bubbles, add a few drops of color to the glass and watch is swirl. For parties, it is fun to let people choose the color they want.
- Next, you can create a little design on top with some decorative icing if desired.
- For kids you can use Sprite or Ginger-ale to make this sweet!
In addition to the food ingredients, you might want to get some of these items below too!
Additional Items Used
The only science in this is just combining the solutions. Oil and water are immiscible, meaning they don’t mix. Water is more dense than oil, so the oil will float to the top. As a result, coconut oil creates fun little bubbles on the top of the tube. You will also see little droplets in the drinks, so kids enjoy this (and adults too!).
Coconut oil is a healthier oil and won’t change the flavor. Another way to get the color separation is with vegetable oil.
I hope you can make this for Halloween or any party for this time of year!