Saturday, April 20, 2013

Baby Shower Punch

I am not a fan of punch, I find it too fruity, but this punch is soooo good.  Anytime I host a shower I make it and always have compliments.

  • 1 (1/4 ounce) package unsweetened Kool-Aid powdered drink mix, powder (amount in package varies on the type used, could be anywhere between .15 to .25 ounce) THIS DETERMINES THE COLOR
  • 3/4 sugar
  • water, according to Kool-Aid directions
  • 1 (10 ounce) can frozen Pina Colada mix (thawed (this does not have the alcohol yet))
  • 1 (2 liter) bottle 7-Up soda (to taste) or 1 (2 liter) bottle Sprite (to taste)
  • 1 pint vanilla ice cream

          1. Mix together the Kool-aid, water, and sugar according to the package directions.
          2. In a punchbowl, combine the prepared Kool-aid, thawed Pina Colada mix, and 7-Up or Sprite.
          3. Add scoops of vanilla ice cream.
          4. Serve and enjoy!
          5. Note #1: the Kool-aid company changes it's flavors and colors all the time, so you'll need to investigate what is available when you're making your punch; past flavors/color combinations that worked were Berry Blue and Raspberry Reaction.
          6. Note #2: if you make up some ahead of time, you can also freeze a ring of prepared Kool-aid and put it in the punch bowl, or make ice cubes with it and add them into the punch.
          7. Note #3: folks have asked me what the Pina Colada mix is for, so I thought I should add it to the recipe. :) It's to make the punch a pastel color, rather than bright blue. It's up to you whether or not you use it, but I think it's tasty!

          Blue Baby Shower Punch. Photo by Tabby Bartley

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