Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Birthday Slushy Punch - 3/3

I just found Tasty Tuesday and Tempt My Tummy Tuesday and this looks like fun! Be sure to check out both of those blogs for some delicious recipes!

We celebrated my mother-in-laws 90th birthday this past Sunday. I made my favorite punch. This is an easy punch recipe and I love it because you make it ahead and freeze it.

Birthday Slushy Punch

3 (3 ounce) packages raspberry gelatin (or whatever flavor you prefer)
9 cups boiling water
4 cups sugar
4 cups water
2 (46 ounce) cans pineapple juice
6 ounces frozen orange juice
1 15 ounce lemon juice
1/2 small bottle almond extract
1 (2 liter) bottle ginger ale

Heat the gelatin and sugar in 4 cups water until both are dissolved.

Add the pineapple juice, orange juice and lemon juice. Cool.

Pour into plastic containers and freeze. I used drinking water jugs.

Set out about 3 hours before serving. If you forget (as I did this time), put hot water in your sink and set jugs in hot water.

Add the ginger ale just before serving. It will be a nice slushy punch.
Serves 35 - 40.


Stacey said... Best Blogger Tips

Sounds delicious and refreshing!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy,i 'll have to try this...ann

Lois Christensen said... Best Blogger Tips

Sounds good! I have such wonderful memories of my parents making punch before their Christmas party for the church deacons every year. My father was usually in charge of mixing the juices together and us girls would get to sample it! Lots of fun. Never heard of using geletin!

Kim @ Forever Wherever said... Best Blogger Tips

I love punch! Honestly, I could drink it from a Big Gulp cup! LOL But, I do love the pretty glasses! Thanks for bringing your great recipe to Tasty Tuesday!

Glenda/MidSouth said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks good!

Sarah said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy! almond extract...it makes me want to try it right now!

Brenda said... Best Blogger Tips

I love punch but have not had for AGES!

Jerralea said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for sharing. It's hard to find punch recipes that are not too expensive. I never heard of putting almond extract in punch!

Kristen said... Best Blogger Tips

Good punch recipes are hard to find but it's always good to have one handy ~thank for sharing this one!

Tardevil said... Best Blogger Tips

I read a blog last week that was looking for a good punch recipe in a certain color. I wish I could remember who & I would direct them over here. Do you know that Gollum also hosts Foodie Friday? Her button is on my sidebar, if you're ever interested in playing along. Have a good week!

Nancy said... Best Blogger Tips

Mmmmmm! The punch and everything else was DELICIOUS!!! Great party!

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said... Best Blogger Tips

Sounds good, and it looks so pretty in your beautiful punch bowl. laurie

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said... Best Blogger Tips

Hey Judy Bug. I am so glad you found us! This punch does sound yummy and very refreshing. Thanks for sharing your recipe. Also, thanks for participating, this week, in TMTT.

Jerri at Simply Sweet Home said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm a little picky when it comes to punch, but this recipe sounds really great.

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh my, this sounds delicious. I love almond extract in just about anything!