Kuzco from Disney movie Emperor's New Groove sat at the table turning into a llama after drinking llama potion

Emperor's New Groove Llama Potion and Spinach Puffs

Recreate Kronk's Spinach Puffs and the Llama Potion from the movie Emperor's New Groove. Scroll for the recipe.
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Olivia Higgs
Feb 2
1.5 mins
Feb 2
1.5 mins

Emperor’s New Groove is a cartoon movie set in ancient Peru in an Incan empire. If you've watched it, you might remember Kronk’s spinach puffs. Kronk’s puffs aren’t indigenous to Peru but boy do they look tasty. So we couldn’t help but recreate them. In keeping with the name, we bought ourselves some puff pastry, which you can also make from scratch if you have the time.

Kuzco’s pink poison in the movie actually ends up being a llama potion. Even though the Inca’s liked their llama meat, you don’t have to worry, there isn’t any in this llama potion. Instead we’re using dragon fruit, both for the bright pink color and because it’s a fruit native to Peru (as well as Mexico and Central America). Then we add some strawberries for sweetness before topping up with a fizz of lemonade.



  • 1x dragon fruit
  • 250g (1x punnet) strawberries
  • 150ml lemonade

Spinach Puffs

  • 150g chopped spinach
  • 1x onion
  • 2-3 garlic cloves
  • 100g/3.5 oz cream cheese
  • 75g/2.6 oz feta
  • 100g/3.5 oz parmesan
  • 2x eggs (1 whole for eggwash, 1 for the yolk)
  • herbes de provence (rosemary, basil, oregano, thyme, marjoram)
  • handful pine nuts
  • 1x packet puff pastry
  • toppings: sesame or nigella seeds
  • cooking oil
  • salt & pepper for seasoning

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  • Preheat your oven to 220C/200C fan assisted/425F.
  • Finely chop your onion and grate your garlic. Add  your onions to a pan with a little oil. Cook on a medium heat until translucent then add the garlic. Allow to cook for just under a minute before adding your chopped spinach. Season with salt and pepper. Once the spinach has wilted, set aside.
  • In a bowl, add your cheeses, spinach mix, pine nuts and one egg yolk. Mix to combine.
  • Now to prepare our pastry. Roll the puff pastry out onto a floured surface. Cut your pastry into 10cm x 10cm squares (4 x 4 inches). Place each square onto a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
  • Place a generous dollop of your cheese and spinach filling into the middle of each square. To create the cone shape that's in the movie, apply your egg wash to two adjacent sides and pinch the two sides together. Repeat across all the squares.
  • Brush each pastry with your egg wash and sprinkle on sesame or nigella seeds. Oven cook for 18-20mins. Enjoy!
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