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Sweetheart Punch

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling


14 servings (3-1/2 quarts)

An ice ring with fresh strawberries adds an elegant look to the bowl of this popular punch from Gretchen Montgomery of Marietta, Ohio. She writes, "I got the recipe from a friend 30 years ago and have served it at numerous bridal and baby showers, family reunions, rehearsal dinners and wedding receptions. It's not too tart, not too sweet." As an eye-catching option, use a heart-shaped mold to make the ice ring.
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  • 2 cups sliced fresh strawberries, divided
  • 6 cups water, divided
  • 1 can (12 ounces) frozen pink lemonade concentrate, thawed
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen sweetened sliced strawberries, thawed
  • 1 can (6 ounces) frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • 2 liters lemon-lime soda, chilled


  1. Arrange 1 cup of fresh strawberries in a 4-1/2-cup ring mold; add 2 cups water. Freeze until solid. Top with the remaining fresh strawberries. Slowly pour 1 cup water into mold to almost cover berries. Freeze until solid.
  2. In a punch bowl, combine the lemonade concentrate, thawed strawberries, orange juice concentrate and remaining water. Refrigerate until chilled.
  3. Just before serving, stir in lemon-lime soda. Unmold ice ring by wrapping the bottom of the mold in a damp hot dishcloth; invert onto a baking sheet. Place fruit side up in punch bowl.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 149 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 18mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (36g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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  • smartsek
    Jun 6, 2013

    My daughter asks for this each year for her birthday! I use heart-shaped ramekins for the ice floats.

  • knitwit84
    Mar 25, 2010

    Made this punch for a church function and it was gone almost immediately!

  • redneckgal
    May 2, 2009

    I made this for my wedding in July last year...very good and lots of compliments! Thanks for sharing..

  • nonnalyn
    May 20, 2008

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  • mcmann05
    Feb 25, 2008

    I got so many compliments when I made this punch for my friends bridal shower...everyone wanted the recipe...I'm making it for my sisters bridal shower now!