August 10, 2010

**Sparkling * Pineapple * Punch**

An oldie but a goody recipe!  I'm back at our annual family Christmas party, waiting for Santa to drop by and give me a candy cane while I sit on his lap posing for a picture that my mom can't seem to take because the "camera isn't working right". LOL
Good times!
This punch recipe feeds a crowd, but is easily cut in 1/2 for smaller gatherings.
(this is not a picture of the actual punch mix, it's a photo I "borrowed" from a google search, but it's a pretty close match!) 
SPARKLING PINEAPPLE PUNCH

2 (12oz.) cans Frozen lemonade concentrate
9 c. Cold water
1 (46oz) can Pineapple Juice
1 (29oz.) can Pears, pureed in blender
1 (16oz.) can Pears, pureed in blender
32 oz. Lemon-lime carbonated beverage (such as Sprite or 7-Up)
1/2 gallon Pineapple Sherbet
In a LARGE mixing bowl combine the first 5 ingredients. Soften sherbet, then stir into punch mix.  CHILL WELL.  Just before serving add the lemon-lime beverage.
Makes approximately 9 quarts.

(You can also freeze this drink before adding the lemon-lime soda. Just allow the frozen mix to soften well before adding the soda and then serving.)
There are tons of options for changing this punch mix up...add fresh strawberries, add canned peaches instead of pears, use orange soda instead of lemon-lime...imagine...create!

This post is linked up over at:
Sumo Sweet Stuff

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