Grinch Punch Recipe
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Grinch Punch Recipe

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My family expects to see this frothy green beverage on my buffet each Christmas. It always makes everyone happy. —Janice Hodge, Custer, South Dakota
Featured In: Christmas Drinks
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 12 drops neon green food coloring
  • 1 bottle (2 liters) lemon-lime soda, chilled
  • 2 pints vanilla ice cream

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 142 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 46mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, combine sugar and water. Cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved; remove from the heat. Stir in milk and extract. Transfer to a bowl; cool to room temperature. Cover and refrigerate until chilled.
  2. Just before serving, transfer milk mixture to a punch bowl. Stir in the food coloring and soda. Top with scoops of ice cream. Yield: 4 quarts.
Originally published as Grinch Punch in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2008, p19

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iluvbobcats User ID: 8106579 240896
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2016

"Made this for the first time Christmas Eve 2015 and what a hit!

I made this EXACTLY as stated and it was perfect!
The grandkids loved having GRINCH punch, plus it was green, all the adults loved this as well.
We will have this every year from now on, thank you for this recipe."

dawnrosanne User ID: 1014810 239713
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2015

"A hit! This is one of our Christmas Eve traditions. :) I omit the sugar because it's sweet enough."

NanaJan82 User ID: 7311609 221795
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2015

"This sounds good and creamy, but in our family we have been making Grinch Punch for years, However, we put 1/2 gallon lime sherbet in a punch bowl, add two 2 Liters of lemon lime soda. No added sugar, no added coloring, and it's low fat.

We always had extra sherbet and soda on hand to add in as needed, because this was always a hit."

Rburnett14 User ID: 7845048 216268
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2014

"I loved this recipe, and so did my family. However, if you are making for a big crowd, like 10 or more, you might want to double the recipe. Like someone else said, you can even change the color of the food coloring. Overall, it's a great recipe!"

analuzcarrillo User ID: 8185135 216080
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2014

"This was my first year trying this recipe by the end of it tasted a lot like food coloring any comments on where I went wrong ?"

justdreamin4now User ID: 5001167 213791
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2014

"I'm going to try this, leaving the sugar out. . .There should be plenty of "sweet" with the other ingredients. You could even omit or change the color, as desired."

laxvicbarb User ID: 7775658 88624
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2014

"I am wondering if a person might put alcohol in this for an adult party? It looks delicios and very pretty."

CardPat User ID: 4088640 142418
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2014

"Could this be made with Splenda and fat free evaporated milk?

Have special diet needs in family and wondered if anyone has tried it that way."

Angel182009 User ID: 6228642 63912
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2014

"I make this every Christmas and althouh it may be summer right now I still make it. My son loves to help me put this together and it's very refreshing on hot summer days. But of course we love it a Christmas time too b.c. we always have to have it when we watch the classic itself!"

shortbreadlover User ID: 960739 140584
Reviewed May. 20, 2014

"i made this recipe as a summer cooler and it was a big hit. it is a good way to get children to drink more milk.and i loved the3 alond flavor"

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