Imagination Punch Recipe
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Imagination Punch Recipe

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“Floating ice-cube ’faces’ in this fun punch stimulate the curiosity of folks at our Independence Day gatherings,” says Kathy Kittell, field editor in Lenexa, Kansas.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. + freezing
MAKES:18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. + freezing
MAKES: 18 servings


  • 18 disposable plastic cups (3 ounces)
  • 18 maraschino cherries
  • 36 fresh blueberries
  • 1-1/2 cups cold distilled water, divided
  • PUNCH:
  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) berry blue gelatin
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 4 cups cold water
  • 2 cups DOLE® Canned 100% Pineapple Juice
  • 1 can (12 ounces) frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
  • 2 liters ginger ale, chilled

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 118 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 20mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (29g sugars, trace fiber), 1g protein


  1. Place plastic cups in muffin pans. From each cherry, cut out a mouth shape; pat dry. Place one cherry mouth and two blueberries for eyes in the bottom of each cup. Pour 1 teaspoon distilled water into each cup. Freeze for 30 minutes or until solid.
  2. Pour 1 tablespoon distilled water into each cup. Return to freezer; freeze for 3 hours or until solid.
  3. For punch, in a large bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Stir in cold water, pineapple juice and lemonade concentrate. Refrigerate for 1-1/2 hours or until chilled.
  4. Just before serving, transfer to a 5-qt. punch bowl. Stir in ginger ale. Remove ice cubes from cups; place face side up in punch bowl. Yield: 18 servings (about 1 gallon).
Originally published as Imagination Punch in Taste of Home June/July 2006, p6

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Reviewed May. 19, 2013

"this had a weird texture because of the jello and was too sweet. overall it was not something I would ever do again."

Reviewed Oct. 20, 2012

"This receipe is not only delicious, but a delight. I have made it a few times after discovering it in the Magazine "Taste of Home". My children delight helping me make it and drink it. I am making it this year for their preschool halloween party."

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