Monday, July 25, 2011
Packing a Punch With A Fruit Ring, Too!?!?
It isn't really a party without punch. So, I'm here to enlighten you with three of my all time favorite recipes. I promise, you'll use them time and time again depending on the occasion. These serve ten with extra, but don't forget to double your ingredients as needed.
1.) Rasberry Delight:
1 container rasberry sorbet
1 bottle diet ginger ale
Place Sorbet in a punch bowl and pour ginger ale on top. Let's make this a little more complicated, please. :) I first had this at Maggie Bea Dawsey's house and it was fantastic!! She's got you covered when it comes to cupcakes and punch! Thanks, love!
2.) Coffee Punch:
1 container Blue Bell Coffee Ice Cream
1 pot of hot coffee
Whew! Here's another tough one. Place ice cream in punch bowl and slowly pour coffee on top. I've also placed ice cream in Ball jars and poured coffee on top for a breakfast party. Thank goodness my sweet friend Bonnie Little introduced me to this recipe. How did I ever survive without it or her? She's got cooking skills and style I dream about. Thanks, friend!
3.) Pineapple Sherbet Punch:
1 carton pineapple sherbet
1 diet ginger ale
1 can pineapple juice
1 tsp. Almond flavoring
This one is about as hard as it gets, that almond flavoring will get you every time. Place ice cream in bowl. Pour pineapple juice over and allow to melt for a few minutes. Just before serving, pour ginger ale and almond flavoring on top and gently mix. This recipe is Dr. K's very own. What can I really say about her in only a few words? Hmmm... Superwoman says it all. <3
Please try these recipes! You'll make your guests oh so happy. And yes, I've caught many men sneaking over for a cup full of these, don't let them fool you. Deep down, they're in touch with their feminine side.
Fruit Ring: (Works best with Pineapple Sherbet or Apple Julep recipe-already listed on the blog-check my history)
You Will Need:
1.) Bundt pan
2.) Assorted fruits: grapes, strawberries, and pineapple work best
3.) 1 large can of pineapple juice
4.)Crisco to grease pan
1.) Grease bundt pan with Crisco LIGHTLY-just enough to help it slide out
2.) Arrange fruit in bundt pan. Pack it tightly.
3.) SLOWLY pour pineapple juice into bundt pan. Be very careful that fruit does not rise to the top.
4.) Allow to freeze well-at least overnight.
5.) Turn out fruit ring onto punch bowl. This is easily done by placing a plate on top and flipping the pan over. It may need a few minutes to loosen up and release.