- 1 package (6 ounces) cherry gelatin
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 cups boiling water
- 1 can (46 ounces) unsweetened pineapple juice
- 6 cups cold water
- 2 liters ginger ale, chilled
- In a 4-qt. freezer-proof container, dissolve gelatin and sugar in boiling water. Stir in pineapple juice and cold water. Cover and freeze overnight. Remove 2 hours before serving. Place in a punch bowl; stir in ginger ale just before serving. Yield: 30 servings (about 5-3/4 quarts).
Reviews for Icy Holiday Punch
"Very festive drink! Always at our family Christmas meal!! Like others said, make sure to allow enough time for it to thaw!"
"The icy, frothiness of the drink is fun. But it is quite sweet. I think it is too sweet, at least for grownups. I would only make it for kids (at least without modifying it to make it less sweet.) I'm surprised that so many adults say they love it."
"I have made this many times as is ,and it is everyone's favorite drink at our birthday parties :) it's also very easy to make !"
"Made this for three events over the holidays. Everyone loved it. Simple to make and very tasty. If you freeze for longer than overnight, allow more than two hours to thaw. This recipe is a keeper and I will use again often."
"This was a hit at my sons pool party! It was a nice cool treat to drink on a hot day. I didn't change a thing and it was just right."
"I have been making this recipe for years-it is always a hit. I omit the sugar and use 3 c. cold water and 3 cups of a red juice instead of 6 cups water. Much better. This recipe is so versatile. In the fall I use orange jello and 3 cups cold water and 3 cups orange juice. In the spring I use a 3 oz. pkg. of lemon jello and a 3 oz. pkg. of lime jello along with 2 cups water, 2 cups lemonade, and 2 cups limeade. I get many many requests for the recipe."
"Punch was great. Everyone loved it including myself. I was sceptical because I dont like anything cherry but was very suprised. I am making it again for a 70th birthday party."
"Made this on Christmas and my whole family loved this punch. I froze the mixture in a gallon ice cream bucket and this made it an easy shape to dump into a punch bowl. I would recommend (especially in cold areas like mine - Minnesota) to take the mixture out of the freezer sooner than 2-3 hours before as it was still a frozen brick when I went to serve it 2.5 hours after removing from the freezer. I definately have added this very delicous recipe to my permanent recipe box."
"This is the BEST Christmas punch. Everyone can't get enough. Just make sure you disolve the gelatin COMPLETELY in the hot water. I usually dissolve it on the stove as the water is boiling. Also, we use 7-UP."