Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Christmas Punch: Traditional Way-Easy Way!

Here's a couple of my favorite punch recipes. On the one, there are instructions to make a floating ice ring; it is worth the effort! That ice mold makes any punch look beautiful!

Make-Ahead Punch for 50-The Traditional Way

Two 3 oz. pkg. of Jello (desired color)
2 C hot water
2 C sugar
2 C water
2 qt. pineapple juice
2 C Real Lemon Juice Concentrate
1 oz. almond extract
3 qt. ginger ale or Sprite

Mix together Jello and hot water. Add sugar and 2 more cups of water (not hot); mix, adding pineapple juice, Real Lemon, and almond extract. Mix and freeze in 1/2 gallon milk cartons or plastic jugs.

Take out of freezer about 2 hrs. before serving, depending on the weather (temperature). Add ginger ale or Sprite. Serves 50.

Christmas Punch-The Easy Way!

5 C pineapple juice
1 bottle (24 oz.) sparkling apple juice

Chill punch ingredients; combine in punch bowl. Float molded ice ring in punch when ready to serve.

Ice Mold:
1 can (20 oz.) undrained pineapple chunks
1 orange, sliced and quartered
1 pint strawberries
mint sprigs

Combine undrained pineapple, fruit and mint in a 6-cup mold (Bundt pan will do). Add enough water or juice to fill. Freeze until solid. When ready to use, release ice from mold gently by dipping bottom of mold in warm water.

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  1. Thanks Marcia... very cool...I want to share what I found.

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  2. Wonderful! I love a good punch recipe, so I like two recipes even more!!