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Icy Holiday Punch Recipe

Icy Holiday Punch Recipe

It's easy and convenient to prepare the base of this slushy punch ahead. Its rosy color makes it so pretty for Christmas. I've also make it with apricot gelatin for a bridal shower. This fun beverage makes any occasion a bit more special.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + freezing YIELD:30 servings


  • 1 package (6 ounces) cherry gelatin
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 can (46 ounces) DOLE® Canned 100% Pineapple Juice
  • 6 cups cold water
  • 2 liters ginger ale, chilled


  • 1. 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).

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 89 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 19mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 0g fiber), 1g protein

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Reviewed Mar. 12, 2016

"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 !"

Reviewed Jan. 2, 2014

"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."

Reviewed Oct. 21, 2013

"This is a GREAT holiday punch...and so easy to make! Have made it at our campground Holiday dinners for two years now, and it's a big hit! Everyone loves it!"

Reviewed Jul. 21, 2013

"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."

Reviewed Mar. 30, 2013

"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."

Reviewed Feb. 8, 2013

"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."

Reviewed Dec. 27, 2012 Edited Apr. 4, 2016

"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."

Reviewed Jun. 24, 2012

"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."

Reviewed May. 26, 2012 Edited Apr. 4, 2016

"This punch is SO good, I make it a Christmas and its always a big hit everyone always wants the recipe."

Reviewed Jan. 30, 2012

"This was a hit when I made it for Christmas. Easy to do."

Reviewed Dec. 21, 2011

"Very Good! Easy to make, I make it also

with orange jello for Thanksgiving. My
family all love it."

Reviewed Nov. 17, 2011

"I made this Punch for my parents 50th wedding Anniv. party. I had so many compliments on the punch.

We plan on making it for Thanksgiving this year."

Reviewed Oct. 18, 2011

"I make this every Christmas and plan on making it for baby shower. You can never go wrong with this punch. Easy to make and everyone loves it!"

Reviewed May. 24, 2011

"I made this for a Baby shower and everyone loved it! I will be making this again for sure."

Reviewed Mar. 21, 2011

"I made this for an event at my church and have to laugh when getting compliments - I ask them if they could taste the "secret" ingredient (jello) and they can't believe it! They loved the slushiness of it. Great recipe - thanks for sharing!"

Reviewed Dec. 31, 2010

"I make this all the time, and I love it because it is inexpensive to make, unlike most punch recipes that call for a lot of juice concentrate. I have experimented and substituted vodka for some of the cold water for an adult ocassion. We also try different Jello flavors, and it's always a hit."

Reviewed Dec. 30, 2010

"great, excellent"

Reviewed Jun. 22, 2010

"I freeze it in smaller containers so I always have some on hand. It has been a huge hit every time I have served it."

Reviewed Jun. 15, 2010

"I make this punch for everything, changing jello, etc. I use only 3 cups cold water and 3 cups of an appropriate juice (orange juice, lemonade, fruit punch, etc). Also I omit the sugar. For my diabetic friends, I use sugar free jello and diet ginger ale. In the summer, I use 1 3 oz lemon jello and 1 3 oz lime jello for a lemon/lime flavor."

Reviewed Dec. 22, 2009

"I just made this for our Family Holiday Party - Everyone commented on how good it was and several requested the recipe."

Reviewed Oct. 23, 2009

"I've been making this punch for years and it's always a winner! Change the gelatin color/flavor to suit the occasion. I love to use orange or lime for Halloween."

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