Grinch Punch

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling


4 quarts

Updated: Nov. 02, 2023
My family expects to see this frothy green beverage on my buffet each Christmas. It always makes everyone happy. —Janice Hodge, Custer, South Dakota


  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 12 drops neon green food coloring
  • 1 bottle (2 liters) lemon-lime soda, chilled
  • 2 pints vanilla ice cream


  1. In a large saucepan, combine sugar and water. Cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved; remove from the heat. Stir in milk and extract. Transfer to a bowl; cool to room temperature. Cover and refrigerate until chilled.
  2. Just before serving, transfer milk mixture to a punch bowl. Stir in the food coloring and soda. Top with scoops of ice cream.
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  • Nutrition Facts

    1 cup: 147 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 44mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.