Serve Some Sparkly Christmas Punch
I found a Jeannette Glass Company Feather punch bowl several months ago, and waited patiently to fill it with Sparkly Christmas Punch. I like to debut a new dish at the right time, the way some women wait for Saturday to wear a new outfit.
My chance came when my teenagers had a youth group Christmas party. It was the perfect time to make and bring punch. It was hard getting the punch to the party without sloshing it everywhere. We put a beach towel inside a round clothes basket and slipped the punch-filled bowl inside. Next time I’ll make the punch at the same location where it will be served.
Over the years I’ve tried more than a few punch recipes, but this one makes me the happiest. It has four basic ingredients:
Hawaiian Punch (about 1/2 gallon)
Sprite (one 2 liter bottle)
Sherbet or Ice Cream (as much as desired)
Garnishments- candy canes and silver and gold glitter sprinkles
I like this recipe because the ingredients can be modified to coordinate with any holiday or theme. For the Sparkly Christmas Punch, I used the red Hawaiian Punch, strawberry ice cream, vanilla ice cream, lime sherbet, peppermint candy canes, and silver and gold glitter sprinkles.
I used the same recipe to make punch for Halloween this year. The orange sherbet and Hawaiian Punch made a spooktacular mixture.
Here are the Super Easy directions:
Pour 2 liters of Sprite into a fabulous punch bowl (Goodwill is full of them).
Pour in 1/2 gallon of Hawaiian Punch.
Add ice cream or sherbet, or a combination of both. Make sure the surface of the punch is covered with ice cream/sherbet.
Unwrap 24 candy canes. Some of them will break while you are desperately trying to get the paper off. No worries- set aside the unbroken ones to garnish the outside of the punch bowl later. Put the broken ones in a zip lock bag, then beat with the back of a wooden spoon until crumbled. Sprinkle the candy cane pieces on top of the punch.
Add the silver and gold sprinkles.
Garnish the outside of the punch bowl with the unwrapped, unbroken candy canes. We let our candy canes hang inside the bowl because they melt in the punch and add that fabulous peppermint flavor.
You’re done! As your ice cream/sherbet melts (and people drink the punch), add more ice cream/sherbet. Everyone will enjoy the punch and the ice cream together.
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