Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Christmas Punch

I need a break from cooking and wrapping.

For anyone looking for a special Christmas morning drink, I thought I'd give you my easy, g-rated punch. Feel free to "kick it up" for adults. My kids look forward to this all year, and have even hauled in enough ingredients to talk me into making 2 bowls of it for Christmas Eve dinner.


12 ounce can thawed orange juice concentrate

12 ounce water
1 bottle cranberry ginger ale (I use diet)
3 sliced bananas
1 pound frozen strawberries, still frozen
2 to 3 cups whipped cream

Pour the orange juice concentrate in a big punch bowl, and stir in the water. Carefully pour the ginger ale into the bowl, dribbling it down the sides so it retains its carbonation. Toss in the fruit (frozen strawberries act as ice cubes, keeping it cold for quite some time). Last, float whipped cream on top of the punch. I whip my own, but cool whip wo
rks fine if you're into it, and something like redi whip will make cute little pyramids on your punch.

This picture is last Christmas morning, one son getting a cup of punch, and another holding a cup, along with the way I keep the savage beasts from awakening me for presents too early!


Christo Gonzales said...

that is a great sounding punch, I am going to make it for my son this year.....NOEL to you again...

Breezy Point Mom said...

Marjii, as I peruse all your "Christmas related" and "kitchen torn-up related" posts, you are such an inspiration to me. I would have thrown up my hands and quit cooking, baking, and doing Christmas ten times by now. But you continue to press on in incredible fashion, blogging all the way. Are you sure there aren't 36 hours in a day in Pennsylvania? There are only 24 here in Florida. I don't know how you do it! Have a very blessed Christmas Day!