Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Icy Holiday Punch

Icy Holiday Punch Recipe
Photo courtesy of Taste of Home

I discovered this punch a few years ago while skimming through some old Taste of Home magazines. This has become my favorite and is definitely a keeper! Every time I serve this drink I always get requests for the recipe. It's so easy to put together, the hardest part is probably remembering to pull it out of the freezer 2 hours before serving to allow for thawing. I haven't tried substituting any other kinds of jello yet but I'm sure you could get some really good flavor combos!

It's really good as an adult beverage as well! I like to substitute Parrot Bay passion fruit rum for part of the water. I recommend half rum, half water but you can always adjust if you want the punch a little stronger.

Icy Holiday Punch

1-6 oz. pkg cherry Jello
3/4 cup sugar
2 cups boiling water
1-46 oz. can pineapple juice
6 cups cold water
2 liter bottle of Sprite or 7-UP

In large freezer-proof container, dissolve sugar and jello in boiling water. Stir in pineapple juice and cold water. Cover and freeze overnight.
Remove from freezer 2 hours before serving. Place in punch bowl, stir in Sprite or 7-UP just before serving.

Slightly adapted from: Taste of Home

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