Sweetheart Punch Recipe
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Sweetheart Punch Recipe

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An ice ring with fresh strawberries adds an elegant look to the bowl of this popular punch from Gretchen Montgomery of Marietta, Ohio. She writes, "I got the recipe from a friend 30 years ago and have served it at numerous bridal and baby showers, family reunions, rehearsal dinners and wedding receptions. It's not too tart, not too sweet." As an eye-catching option, use a heart-shaped mold to make the ice ring.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:14 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 14 servings


  • 2 cups sliced fresh strawberries, divided
  • 6 cups water, divided
  • 1 can (12 ounces) frozen pink lemonade concentrate, thawed
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen sweetened sliced strawberries, thawed
  • 1 can (6 ounces) frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • 2 liters lemon-lime soda, chilled

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 149 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 18 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.


  1. Arrange 1 cup of fresh strawberries in a 4-1/2-cup ring mold; add 2 cups water. Freeze until solid. Top with the remaining fresh strawberries. Slowly pour 1 cup water into mold to almost cover berries. Freeze until solid.
  2. In a punch bowl, combine the lemonade concentrate, thawed strawberries, orange juice concentrate and remaining water. Refrigerate until chilled.
  3. Just before serving, stir in lemon-lime soda. Unmold ice ring by wrapping the bottom of the mold in a damp hot dishcloth; invert onto a baking sheet. Place fruit side up in punch bowl. Yield: 14 servings (3-1/2 quarts).
Originally published as Sweetheart Punch in Taste of Home June/July 2007, p6

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Reviewed Jun. 6, 2013

"My daughter asks for this each year for her birthday! I use heart-shaped ramekins for the ice floats."

Reviewed Mar. 25, 2010

"Made this punch for a church function and it was gone almost immediately!"

Reviewed May. 2, 2009

"I made this for my wedding in July last year...very good and lots of compliments! Thanks for sharing.."

Reviewed Feb. 25, 2008

"I got so many compliments when I made this punch for my friends bridal shower...everyone wanted the recipe...I'm making it for my sisters bridal shower now!"

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