Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Strawberry Punch

Photo courtesy of the Cooking Corner.

     During my graduation party travels I came upon a strawberry punch that was just delightful. I've had the standard orange sherbet punch and liked it better when the recipe was upgraded to raspberry, but I've never had a strawberry punch. I'm a huge fan of strawberry anything so this was a treat.
     Since we had a wedding in the family coming up within days, I asked the proud momma of the grad to share her recipe. I thought it would be perfect for the happy occasion. This is just too good of a party staple not to share. It will be perfect for the baby and bridal showers coming up as well as a nice thought for an Independence Day party punch.

Strawberry Punch
Recipe courtesy Lisa Young,

Princeton, IN

5 bananas
3 cups water
2-3 cups sugar
2 cans frozen orange juice concentrate
1 can frozen lemonade concentrate
1-46 oz. can pineapple juice
1 qt. strawberries, blended
6 bottles lemon/lime soda
few drops of red food coloring, optional

Mash 5 bananas with 3 cups of water and 2-3 cups of sugar in a blender. In a bowl mix 2 cans frozen concentrate orange juice and 1 can frozen lemonade and pour into banana mixture. Stir in one can of pineapple juice. Add blended strawberries and food coloring, if using. 

Mix well and put in plastic containers with lids and freeze. Remove from freezer and let set out to thaw slightly before serving.

To serve, empty one frozen container and mix with 2 bottles of lemon-lime soda in a large punch bowl. Refill as needed. Makes 4 large punch bowls.


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