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Imagination Punch

“Floating ice-cube ’faces’ in this fun punch stimulate the curiosity of folks at our Independence Day gatherings,” says Kathy Kittell, field editor in Lenexa, Kansas.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 35 min. + freezing
  • Makes
    18 servings (about 1 gallon)


  • 18 disposable plastic cups (3 ounces)
  • 18 maraschino cherries
  • 36 fresh blueberries
  • 1-1/2 cups cold distilled water, divided
  • PUNCH:
  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) berry blue gelatin
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 4 cups cold water
  • 2 cups unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 1 can (12 ounces) frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
  • 2 liters ginger ale, chilled


  • Place plastic cups in muffin pans. From each cherry, cut out a mouth shape; pat dry. Place one cherry mouth and two blueberries for eyes in the bottom of each cup. Pour 1 teaspoon distilled water into each cup. Freeze for 30 minutes or until solid.
  • Pour 1 tablespoon distilled water into each cup. Return to freezer; freeze for 3 hours or until solid.
  • For punch, in a large bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Stir in cold water, pineapple juice and lemonade concentrate. Refrigerate for 1-1/2 hours or until chilled.
  • Just before serving, transfer to a 5-qt. punch bowl. Stir in ginger ale. Remove ice cubes from cups; place face side up in punch bowl.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 118 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 20mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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  • slmacbeth
    Jun 19, 2019

    Just a warning, the base is very thick and gelatinous. Adding the ginger ale will make it a normal texture. It wasn't bad, but not one of my favorites.

  • antonich129
    May 19, 2013

    this had a weird texture because of the jello and was too sweet. overall it was not something I would ever do again.

  • nockashin
    May 8, 2013

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  • kelsonurse
    Oct 20, 2012

    This receipe is not only delicious, but a delight. I have made it a few times after discovering it in the Magazine "Taste of Home". My children delight helping me make it and drink it. I am making it this year for their preschool Halloween party.