Fruity Cranberry Punch
The women's group from our church has held its Christmas potluck at my home for more than 20 years. I never fail to serve this rich and creamy fruit punch...everyone enjoys it.
- 4 cups cranberry juice, chilled
- 4 cups pineapple juice, chilled
- 2 cups sugar, divided
- 1 to 2 teaspoons almond extract
- 1/2 gallon strawberry ice cream, softened
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 1 liter ginger ale, chilled
- In a large punch bowl, combine juices, 1-1/2 cups sugar, almond
- extract and ice cream. Refrigerate until serving.
- Just before serving, beat cream in a bowl. Gradually add the
- remaining sugar, beat until soft peaks form. Whisk gently into
- chilled juice mixture. Add ginger ale. Refrigerate any leftovers.
- Yield: about 7 quarts.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 236 calories, 10 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 34 mg cholesterol, 33 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.