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floating island punch

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Recipe by
Linda Kauppinen
Greenwood, FL

This is a great punch for young and old. This recipe came to us by one of our girl scout leaders many years ago and the family has been using it ever since! We put maraschino cherries in the bottom of the round gelatin mold, add water and freeze. Float the ice in the punch upside down and the cherries make it festive! Great for any occasion!

(1 rating)
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For floating island punch

  • 1/2 c
  • 2 c
  • 1 - 6 oz
    can frozen lemon juice
  • 1 - 6 oz
    can frozen orange juice
  • 1 qt
    ginger ale
  • 1 qt
    sparkling water
  • 1 - 4 oz
    bottle maraschino cherries and juice
  • 1 pt
    lemon or orange sherbet
  • 1
    orange, sliced

How To Make floating island punch

  • 1
    Heat water and sugar until the sugar dissolves. Allow to cool.
  • 2
    Combine juices, soda, orange slices and 1 jar cherries with juice in your punch bowl. Add sugar syrup and stir well. Add pre-made ice ring upside down Drop in Sherbet by spoonfuls.
  • 3
    Ice Ring Mold: Using a gelatin mold, pour 1 jar cherries and juice in the bottom of the mold. Fill with water and do not cover. Place in freezer until fully frozen solid and ready to be placed in punch. To remove ice from mold, run surface of the mold under cold water and it should drop out.