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Rhubarb Slush Punch

 Rhubarb Slush Punch
For years, our family has toasted special occasions with this cool, quenching punch. It's easy to freeze, so we serve it year-round. Usually, we double the recipe and store it in the freezer in a clean, empty ice cream bucket.
10 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Cook: 10 min. + freezing

Ingredients

  • 6 cups chopped fresh or frozen rhubarb, thawed
  • 7 cups water, divided
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup thawed orange juice concentrate
  • 3/4 cup thawed lemonade concentrate
  • 10 cups club soda, chilled

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, bring rhubarb and 4 cups water to a boil. Reduce
  • heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5-8 minutes or until rhubarb is tender.
  • Mash rhubarb; strain. Reserve juice and discard pulp. Add sugar,
  • concentrates and remaining water to rhubarb juice. Transfer to a
  • freezer container and freeze.
  • Remove from the freezer 30-45 minutes before serving, scraping the
  • surface as it thaws. Place equal amounts of slush mixture and club
  • soda in each serving glass. Serve immediately. Yield: 10 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 244 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 55 mg sodium, 62 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 1 g protein.