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Grinch Punch Recipe

Grinch Punch Recipe

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


  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 6 tablespoons plus 1-1/2 teaspoons 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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Grinch Punch

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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."

Reviewed Dec. 18, 2015

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

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."

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!"

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 ?"

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."

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."

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."

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!"

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"

Reviewed Jan. 6, 2014

"Made this for a children's Christmas party...the kids loved it but the parents were a bit put off by the colour until they tried it. The manager's wife asked for the recipe so was a hit!"

Reviewed Dec. 24, 2013

"I made this punch for our family Christmas dinner. It was a big hit."

Reviewed Dec. 23, 2013

"I made this last Christmas and plan on making it again this year. It is fun for the kids and easy to make."

Reviewed Dec. 10, 2013


Reviewed Dec. 8, 2013

"I made this punch for my Christmas party this evening, and it was a hit! I will definitely be making this again."

Reviewed Dec. 26, 2012

"Made this for our Christmas Party everyone loved it, especially my grandsons who love everything green!!!!!!"

Reviewed Nov. 30, 2012

"We made this last year for our work holiday party; everyone liked it so we are going to make it again this year!"

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