Italian Fruit Punch

The fruit-filled lemonade ice ring keeps the pleasing punch cold without diluting the fabulous flavor.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 10 hr 0 min
  • Servings 28

Ingredients

Ice Ring

1
can (12 oz) frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
4
cans water
2
cups (about 12 large) frozen strawberries
2
lemons, cut into 1/4-inch slices, slices cut in half
Fresh mint leaves, if desired

Punch

1
can (12 oz) frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
1
can (12 oz) frozen limeade concentrate, thawed
3
cups cold water
4
cups lemon-lime soda pop, chilled
1
bottle (1 liter) club soda, chilled

  • 1 In pitcher, mix 1 can lemonade concentrate and 4 cans water. Pour 2 cups of the lemonade into 12-cup fluted tube cake pan. Freeze in coldest section of freezer about 45 minutes or until thin coating of ice forms on surface. Crack ice crust with small, sharp knife to expose liquid underneath. Working quickly, place strawberries, lemon slices and mint leaves in liquid, making sure each piece is partially submerged. Return pan to freezer about 1 hour or until lemonade is frozen solid. Remove from freezer and add remaining lemonade. Freeze at least 8 hours or overnight.
  • 2 In 2-quart pitcher, mix 1 can lemonade concentrate, the limeade concentrate and 3 cups water. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  • 3 Just before serving, pour limeade mixture, soda pop and club soda into punch bowl. Dip pan with ice ring very quickly into warm water, then turn upside down to unmold ice ring. Float ring in punch bowl.

Expert Tips

The ice ring can be unmolded in advance. Place in a plastic bag and keep in the freezer until ready to use.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
90
(
Calories from Fat
0),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
0g
0%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
15mg
15%;
Total Carbohydrate
23g
23%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
20g
20%
),
Protein
0g
0%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
30%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.