Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Grandma’s Punch

Grandma's Punch | On The Creek

Remember how I said a family punch isn’t complete without sherbet?  Well here’s our signature punch recipe!

The annual Christmas party at my Grandma’s house is always a good time.  My mom’s immediate side of the family is huge—there will be about 50 people this year—so there’s lot of eating, presents and catching up to do with everyone.  My grandma always has our gathering space decorated for Christmas with our stockings and a separate tree for the occasion.  This year, we’re actually having the party on New Year’s Eve, but it will still be Christmas at Grandma’s!

Grandma's Punch | On The Creek

Over the years, our family has grown in numbers and traditions, but this punch always seems to make an appearance.  We’ve been making this thing for so long that I’m not even sure who came up with the recipe.  It could have been a relative’s original creation or it could have come from a cookbook.  It’s hard to tell because this drink was concocted in a time before Pinterest!  Can you imagine such a time?!  A time when you would make something and didn’t have the need or resources to photograph it 8,000 times for internet validation?!  You had to actually test out your recipes on actual people that would give you immediate feedback.  You know this punch is good if it could withstand that kind of treatment!

Grandma's Punch | On The Creek

Grandma’s Punch has simple ingredients and is super fast to make.  At our parties, someone usually brings the ingredients and it’s put together in just a few minutes on site.  No need to prepare ahead of time.  The ice and sherbet chill the drink down immediately so there’s no need to refrigerate the ingredients beforehand.  By the time the sherbet gets there, it’s usually melted enough to not require any special tricks to get it out of the container but when I made this punch at home, I just ran an ice cream scoop over some hot water to soften the sherbet. I also put the ingredients as ‘parts’ because everyone’s punch bowl is different.  I used a super small bowl I got at the ReStore and ended up doubling it when I put it in another container, so ‘parts’ gives you a general idea of how much of each ingredient to use.

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Grandma's Punch
A family favorite punch!
  • 1 Part Hawaiian Punch
  • 1 Part Lemon Lime Soda
  • 1/2 Part Pineapple Juice
  • 8+ Scoops Sherbet
  • Ice
- Place ice in the bottom of a punch bowl. I usually use a lot of ice because my ingredients are not chilled beforehand. It just depends on how much ice you like! - Add Hawaiian Punch, Lemon Lime Soda and Pineapple Juice. Stir well. - Place sherbet on top. I like a lot (8-10 scoops), but again it just depends on your taste!
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: Punch Bowl
Grandma's Punch | On The Creek

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