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Festive Ice Ring

Use this colorful, fruit-filled ice ring from our Test Kitchen to keep your favorite punch cold during a holiday party.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. + freezing
  • Makes
    1 ice ring


  • 5 cups water, divided
  • Assorted fruit (cranberries, cherries, orange and lemon slices)
  • Mint sprigs


  • Lightly coat a decorative tube cake pan or gelatin mold with cooking spray; add 1/2 cup of water. Arrange fruit and mint in pan as desired. Freeze until solid.
  • Gently add remaining water; arrange more fruit and mint as desired. Freeze until ready to use.
  • To unmold, wrap bottom of solidly frozen mold in a warm towel until loosened, or dip mold in a pan of warm water. Float ice ring, fruit side up, in a bowl of cold punch.
Editor’s Note: If preparation time for the ice ring is short, add all the water to the pan, the arrange the fruit on top. Freeze until solid.

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  • ajdwyer
    Dec 1, 2013

    Can also using tea, fruit punch or any kind of juice instead of water so ice ring is not diluted. Other fruit such as peach slices, strawberries, raspberries and/or grapes.