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Honey Banana Punch

 Honey Banana Punch
Here's a great punch recipe I got from a beekeeper's association. The mix of banana, pineapple and citrus gives it a light sunny flavor. With its pretty honey color, it makes an elegant beverage for weddings and other special events.
30 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + freezing

Ingredients

  • 2 cups thawed orange juice concentrate
  • 5 ripe bananas, cut into chunks
  • 1 can (46 ounces) pineapple juice
  • 2 cups water
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup sweetened lemonade drink mix
  • 4 liters lemon-lime soda, chilled

Directions

  • In a blender, combine orange juice concentrate and bananas; cover and
  • process until smooth.
  • Pour into a large bowl; add the pineapple juice, water, honey, sugar
  • and soft drink mix. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Pour into two
  • 2-qt. freezer containers. Cover and freeze until mixture is slushy.
  • To serve, transfer each portion of fruit slush to a large pitcher.
  • Add 2 liters of soda to each pitcher; stir to blend. Yield: 7-1/2
  • gallons (30 1-cup servings).
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 176 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 17 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.