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Starry Fruit Punch Recipe

Starry Fruit Punch Recipe

Besides quenching a hot day's thirst, details Betty Romine of Lake Jackson, Texas, her fruity beverage saves time in the kitchen, too. "For the star-shaped molds, you just mix and freeze three basic ingredients," she describes. "The punch goes together quickly as well—making it ideal for lots of occasions."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling YIELD:16 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 packages (.23 ounces each) unsweetened lime soft drink mix
  • 6 cups water
  • PUNCH:
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 package (6 ounces) raspberry gelatin
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 6-1/2 cups cold water
  • 6 ounces limeade concentrate
  • 6 ounces lemonade concentrate
  • 1 can (46 ounces) pineapple juice, chilled
  • 2 liters ginger ale, chilled

Directions

  • 1. In a bowl, dissolve sugar and drink mix in water. Pour into twelve 1/2-cup star-shaped molds or one 6-cup mold. Freeze overnight.
  • 2. In a large bowl, dissolve sugar and gelatin in boiling water. Stir in cold water and concentrates. Chill.
  • 3. Transfer to a punch bowl just before serving; stir in pineapple juice and ginger ale. Add three small ice molds or one large mold. Replenish small ice molds as needed. Yield: 4 quarts.