Hot Spiced Berry Punch

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 2 hours


10 servings

Updated: Oct. 13, 2023
I like to make punch in the slow cooker for parties. Add a splash of bourbon or whisky for an adult crowd. It’s also superb for poaching pears.—Judy Batson, Tampa, FL
Hot Spiced Berry Punch Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 4 cups frozen unsweetened mixed berries
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)
  • 6 whole star anise
  • 8 cups cranberry-raspberry juice
  • Mixed fresh berries, optional


  1. In a 5- or 6-qt. slow cooker, combine the first 5 ingredients. Cook, covered, on low 2-3 hours or until heated through. Strain punch, discarding fruit and spices. If desired, serve with fresh berries.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup (calculated without fresh fruit): 148 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 8mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (32g sugars, 1g fiber), 0 protein.