Imagination Punch Recipe

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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.
MAKES:
18 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 35 min. + freezing
MAKES:
18 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 35 min. + freezing

Ingredients

  • ICE CUBES:
  • 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 unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 1 can (12 ounces) frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
  • 2 liters ginger ale, chilled

Directions

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.
Pour 1 tablespoon distilled water into each cup. Return to freezer; freeze for 3 hours or until solid.
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.
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

Nutritional Facts

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

  • ICE CUBES:
  • 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 unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 1 can (12 ounces) frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
  • 2 liters ginger ale, chilled
  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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antonich129 User ID: 3720876 162360
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."

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kelsonurse User ID: 6929508 136737
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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