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Fruity Cranberry Punch

The women's group from our church has held its Christmas potluck at my home for more than 20 years. I never fail to serve this rich and creamy fruit punch...everyone enjoys it.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min.
  • Makes
    about 7 quarts


  • 4 cups cranberry juice, chilled
  • 4 cups pineapple juice, chilled
  • 2 cups sugar, divided
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 1/2 gallon strawberry ice cream, softened
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 liter ginger ale, chilled


  • In a large punch bowl, combine juices, 1-1/2 cups sugar, almond extract and ice cream. Refrigerate until serving.
  • Just before serving, beat cream in a bowl. Gradually add the remaining sugar, beat until soft peaks form. Whisk gently into chilled juice mixture. Add ginger ale. Refrigerate any leftovers.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 236 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 34mg cholesterol, 33mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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