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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Aloha Punch


   When we were planning the menu for my cousin Cori's baby shower, we knew there had to be punch.  It is funny because we hardly ever make punch, but for a baby shower it seems like a necessity.  We were having the hardest time deciding what flavors to do.  We had already made Grandma's peach punch last spring, so we thought we had to do something a little bit different.  
     Of course there were a BILLION options on Pinterest.  I narrowed it down to five and created a poll in our shower planning Facebook group (yes, I made a group, whatever).  I just couldn't make the decision on my own!!
    
     There were 4 of us in the group and I abstained from voting.  This one got three votes and another one got one.  Yep, that means somebody voted twice!  I tell ya...   Anyway, after getting the group directive I was happy to give this a go.  It was delicious and easy to make.  I just kept the liquid ingredients in the fridge until just before party time and then scooped in the sherbet.  It made a pretty punch!


     I threw the leftovers in a gallon tub and put them in the freezer.  The next day I broke it up with a fork and served it slushy style.  Both ways were a big hit.  The punch was full of flavor without being too sickeningly sweet.  I would certainly make it again!

   I got the inspiration for this punch from: The Frugal Girls

Aloha Punch

Ingredients:

7 cups fruit punch
1 liter ginger ale
1 large can pineapple juice
1 half gallon orange sherbet

  1. Mix together cold liquid ingredients.
  2. Scoop in orange sherbet
  3. Serve!  It is great



18 comments:

  1. Yum this sounds great. We both had the same idea when it came to punch. Can't wait to try this version!

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    1. Yours looks delicious too! Our guest of honor wouldn't have been able to partake though. Next time we should serve your love potion for those who would like adult punch and this for those of us who are kiddos at heart!

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  2. Your punch looks so refreshing, Carlee! It's still HOT here, tomorrow it looks to be 106! My husband has been asking for sherbert all Summer long, I know he'd love this!!! Pinned! Hope your week is going great!

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    1. Oooh, that is hot! My husband loved it. Of course he is an orange sherbet fiend, so I am not surprised! Mine is off to a good start, I hope yours is as well!

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  3. I love that you turned the leftovers into a slush, yum! Starting a facebook group? Sounds like something I would do!

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    1. I think one of my sisters was a little annoyed with me and the planning group on Facebook by the time the shower was done, but it was very successful! I am sure she misses my constant chatter now that it is over ;-)

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  4. I've been looking for a good punch recipe for a while and I think this one will be perfect! Thanks so much for sharing at Inspiration Thursday!

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    1. We really enjoyed it! It was a lot of fun with out being too overly sweet. I hope you enjoy it!

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    1. Punch is one of those things I don't make very often, so it seems extra special and fun when we have it! This one was a hit! Thanks!

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  6. Your punch looks so good Carlee!
    Thanks for sharing this at Cooking and Crafting with J&J.
    We hope to see you again!

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  7. Hi, Carlee ~ This looks delish! It reminds me of family Christmases as a kid. We'd get together with my mom's huge family, and my grandma would always make an ice cream punch just for us kids. :0) I'm pinning this, so that I can make one for my kids! Thanks for sharing with us at the Merry Monday Link Party! Hope to see you again on Sunday night!

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    1. For some reason it just always feels like a party if there is punch around! And one with ice cream or sherbet floating on it is just that much better! Thanks so much for hosting and for stopping by!

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  8. What a neat idea! :)

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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    1. It was so good! I already have a request to make it again for a baby shower next month!

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  9. Thank you so much for sharing your post with us at the #AnythingGoes Link Party! See you next week.

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