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, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 6mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 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 User ID: 2872569 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 User ID: 5926060 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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