Holiday Punch Recipe

Petra’s Favorite Holiday Raspberry Ice Cream Punch Recipe

Like most families, one of the things my family looks forward to is the special food we make for our Christmas and New Years celebrations.  This special raspberry ice cream punch recipe is one of my family’s favorites.  Not only is it super easy to make, it’s very tasty and pretty too!  My family likes it so much, they often ask me to make this recipe for special family gatherings throughout the year too.  People who try it always ask me what’s in it, so I figured I might as well post it online to share with all my friends, family and clients too.

Raspberry Punch Ingredients:

2 liter bottle of ginger ale
2 quarts of any mixed raspberry 100% juice blend
1 container of frozen raspberry sherbet ice cream
frozen or fresh raspberries to top off the punch

Petra's Raspberry Holiday Punch

Pour ginger ale and raspberry juice blend into punch bowl.   Add ball shaped scoops of the raspberry sherbet ice cream all over the top of liquid.  Then spread the raspberries evenly on top of the ice cream scoops.  They’ll float for a while on top of the sherbet, but as it melts they will sink to the bottom.  You’ll want to make sure you include some of the raspberries with each serving of the punch because they truly add a richer flavor to the punch and they’re yummy to eat, as you get to the bottom of your glass.

I love shopping at Costco and they often have a frozen mixed berry blend which I’ve used (as you see in the picture above), because it’s more affordable than buying a small bag of frozen raspberries at the grocery store.  Plus I usually have some of the frozen mixed berries blend in my freezer because I use them to make protein shakes.  So the good thing about this recipe is that it is flexible and you can adjust it according to your tastes and ingredients you may already have on hand.

I’ve used various raspberry juice blends depending on what I can find and what’s on sale.  So just pick a combination that works for you (raspberry pomegranate is one of my favorites and raspberry with cranberry is pretty tasty too).   That’s part of what’s so fun about this recipe is trying different raspberry juice blends. I recommend you use a 100% juice blend, without added sugar, because it’s more refreshing since the ginger ale and ice cream have more than enough sugar.

People often ask if you can put alcohol in this punch.  We often do add some of the punch to a glass of wine and it’s quite yummy.  I prefer to do that, rather than adding the alcohol into the actual punch bowl, because not everyone will want alcohol in their punch.

I’d love to hear what you think, after trying this recipe and hear any variations you may have come up with too.

I hope you and your family have a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND BLESSED NEW YEAR!!!

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