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Grinch Punch

 Grinch Punch
My family expects to see this frothy beverage on my buffet each Christmas. It always satisfies a crowd.—Janice Hodge, Custer, South Dakota
16 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 6 tablespoons plus 1-1/2 teaspoons water
  • 1/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Almond Extract
  • 12 drops neon green food coloring
  • 1 bottle (2 liters) lemon-lime soda, chilled
  • 2 pints vanilla ice cream

Directions

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