Candy Cane Sparkling Punch

Punch first originated in the 17th century, and since then it has grown far beyond its original four- or five-ingredient formula to become one of the most robust mixed-drink categories. The term punch refers to a wide assortment of drinks, both non-alcoholic and alcoholic, generally containing fruits or fruit juice. There are countless punch recipes out there, and just in time for the holidays, we bring you this sparkling candy cane punch recipe that will serve 45 people:

Ingredients:

  • 2 (10 oz.) jars strawberry
  • jelly
  • 14 (1 liter) bottles 7-Up
  • 4 pieces soft peppermint stick
  • ice cream (vanilla, or candy cane)
  • candy canes

Directions:

  1. Beat jelly until smooth;
  2. Add 2 bottles boiling 7-Up, mixing until smooth.
  3. Chill.
  4. Add jelly mixture, stirring lightly.
  5. Slowly pour in remaining chilled 7-Up.
  6. Before serving, spoon 3 pints ice cream into punch bowL
  7. Float scoops of remaining ice cream of top.
  8. Serve with candy cane in glass.

This corn chowder soup recipe was written by Bennie Patterson and compliments of a cookbook by the Cuthbert United Methodist Church.