Ghoul Punch Recipe
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Because my son's birthday is so close to Halloween, I make this for his party every year. It's always a hit with the kids—they just love it—and there's never any left! —Katheryn Sipos, Canon City, Colorado
Featured In: Halloween Drinks
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + freezing
MAKES:32 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + freezing
MAKES: 32 servings


  • 12 gummy spiders
  • 1 vinyl glove
  • 1 gallon tropical fruit punch, chilled
  • 2 liters lemon-lime soda, chilled
  • 1 quart raspberry sherbet

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 133 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 32mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 1g fiber), 0 protein.


  1. Pour water into an ice cube tray; add a gummy spider to each of 12 compartments. Freeze for at least 4 hours. Fill glove with water; tie or seal and freeze for at least 4 hours.
  2. In a 7-qt. punch bowl, combine punch and soda. Add sherbet and ice cubes. Remove glove from hand-shaped ice; add to punch. Serve immediately. Yield: 32 servings (6 quarts).
Originally published as Ghoul Punch in Simple & Delicious September/October 2008 , p37

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lemonchiffon60 User ID: 8945309 254882
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2016

"This is a recipe with good premise, but I made some changes. Instead of putting water in the hand, I added lemonade...the flavor just POPS when you do this! I also found molds of rib cages and skulls to make more lemonade pops to float in this. Used grape juice instead of the fruit punch and skipped the sherbet all together...makes it too sicky sweet. Used diet seven up to cut more of the sugar. Was refreshing without putting anyone into a diabetic coma!?"

dp2009 User ID: 4532356 115400
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2012

"one can add their own touches and get really creative with this recipe."

AENesko User ID: 5375438 160648
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2011

"I made this for a tween party and the kids loved the punch! They thought the hand ice cube was awesome. Thanks for sharing!"

jessescrew User ID: 3432350 101743
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2011

"This is very tasty. It was a big hit at my daughter's Halloweeen party. I broke some of the fingers off as I was pulling the glove off-it still looked great-it added to the creepiness."

bevijea User ID: 6185109 141972
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2011

"I wasn't able to find gummy spiders but I did find Gummy body parts that I just dropped in the punch, it wasnt exactly like this one but everyone loved it"

coltsgal User ID: 6239637 158333
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2011

"this is great for kids and adults, used at a party added flavored vodka,, A HIT"

Bracelets45 User ID: 1954569 141971
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2010

"Cute idea, but...the fingers on the hand melted within 1 minute...?"

momof6kids User ID: 884294 158329
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2010

"Had this at my recent Halloween party and wasn't too impressed. The flavor was alittle weak. Great idea with the hand!!!"

KorineR User ID: 5109863 173596
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2010

"I had a Halloween Party and the kids didn't really like this had to make another punch but I did like the idea for the frozen hand and the ice spiders"

AuroraJade User ID: 5540653 173594
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2010

"This is a fantastic idea, and the punch which I've made before with all sorts of sherbet has always been a hit!

The idea to tie off one finger is even better! I'd add a little dab of the PASTE red food coloring in that finger, maybe even a bit of purple or black too that finger also lol. Just make sure it's the paste food coloring, the liquid food coloring will mix right away with the water and you'll get a different look to your hand that way lol. I love the idea of coloring the hand all green too, with maybe a dab of black paste food coloring at the tips.
Lots of fun ideas coming to mind with it!"

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