Category Archives: Beverages

Purple Passion Punch

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Purple Passion Punch

We taste tested purple punch recipes last week for my son’s upcoming wedding.  This is the one that won out.

  • 4 cups (1-qt.) grape juice, chilled (Welch’s has the best color)
  • 1 (46-oz.) can pineapple juice, chilled
  • 4 cups (1-qt.) ginger ale, chilled

Combine juices.  Just before serving, add ginger ale.

Yields 14-16 servings.

(Mix up a recipe and make ice cubes or an ice ring to put in the punch bowl.  That way your punch won’t get diluted with water.)

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Copycat Wendy’s Frosty

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Copycat Wendy’s Frosty

  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 (8-oz.) tub Cool Whip
  • 1/2 gallon chocolate milk

Mix all ingredients first.  Then pour it into the ice cream maker.  Mix for 20 to 30 minutes until it reaches frozen perfection.  Pour in a big glass and serve.

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Golden Lime Punch

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Golden Lime Punch

This is the punch I made for my Sister’s 80th birthday party.  So easy and so good.

  • 1 (12-oz.) can frozen lemonade
  • 1 (12-oz.) can frozen limeade
  • 1 (12-oz.) can frozen orange juice
  • 2 quarts cold water
  • 2 quarts ginger ale, chilled
  • Lime slices

Thaw frozen juice, combine juices and water in a large punch bowl.  Add ice cubes.  Pour in ginger ale carefully.  Garnish with twisted lime slices.

Serves 40

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Holiday Eggnog

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Holiday Eggnog

If you are willing to stand at the stove and stir this for a half hour, it is well worth it.  It has a relatively thick and creamy texture and not too sweet.

  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

Off heat, whisk eggs, yolks, sugar and salt in heavy large saucepan.  Stir in milk, one-half cup at a time, blending well after each addition.  Heat slowly over lowest possible flame, stirring constantly, until custard registers 160 degrees on instant read thermometer, thickens, and coats the back of a spoon, 25 to 30 minutes.  Strain, if you like, but I didn’t.  Stir in heavy cream, vanilla and nutmeg.  Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until well chilled, at least three hours and up to three days.

To spike eggnog, add 1 to 2 tablespoons of brandy to glass before adding eggnog.  Sprinkle additional nutmeg on top, if desired.

Serves 12 to 16.

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Orange Julius

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Orange Julius

This recipe calls for 1/4 cup sugar, but I use half that amount.  I, personally, don’t like it so sweet.  Very refreshing drink!  Especially for someone on the run.

  • 1/2 of a (6-oz.) can frozen orange juice concentrate
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sugar (you may also use powdered sugar)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 5-6 ice cubes

Combine all ingredients in blender container; cover and blend till smooth, about 30 seconds.  Serve immediaely.

Makes aout 3 cups.

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Instant Cocoa

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Instant Cocoa

The snow is coming.  Sit by the fireside and have a cup of hot cocoa.

  • Powdered milk to make 8 quarts
  • 1 (16-oz) can Nestles’ Quik
  • 1 (6-oz) jar CoffeeMate
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar

Mix altogether in large bowl.  Put 1/2 cup mix into a mug and fill with hot water.  Store mixture in air tight container.

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