Cheery Cherry Punch Recipe

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Whenever I need to quench the thirst of a hungry horde, this is the recipe I reach for. It's a refreshing beverage that nicely complements a variety of meals.—Florence Grewe, Long Prairie, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + freezing
MAKES:60 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + freezing
MAKES: 60 servings


  • 3 packages (3 ounces each) cherry gelatin
  • 2 to 3 cups sugar
  • 6 cups boiling water
  • 1 can (46 ounces) unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 1 can (12 ounces) frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • 1 can (12 ounces) frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
  • 1 gallon cold water
  • 2 bottles (2 liters each) ginger ale

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 75 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 6mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 0g fiber), 0g protein .


  1. In a stockpot, dissolve gelatin and sugar in boiling water. Stir in the pineapple juice, concentrates and cold water.
  2. Transfer to several freezer containers. Cover and freeze for at least 8 hours or overnight, stirring several times. Just before serving, transfer to a large punch bowl; stir in ginger ale. Yield: 60 (4-ounce) servings.
Originally published as Cheery Cherry Punch in Taste of Home December/January 1996, p54

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chin-chilla 3329
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2014

"Delicious punch recipe! We love to make this in the summer time and over the holidays (add some cinnamon)."

mrsyoung728 17745
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2011

"Great punch recipe! The only thing I omitted was the freezing step. I didn't have the time or space to freeze such a large amount of liquid. Still turned out great!"

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