Cranberry Ice Punch

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My mother in law gave me this recipe several years ago after serving at our Thanksgiving dinner party, and I've been making this traditionally since. With a festive presentation of red cranberry slush afloat of sparkling ginger ale, this is an ideal drink for any festive holiday occasion.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
24 drinks

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons unflavored gelatin powder

  • 2 tablespoons cold water

  • 1 pound fresh cranberries

  • 2 cups water

  • 2 cups white sugar

  • 2 cups ginger ale

  • 2 (2 liter) bottles ginger ale, chilled

Directions

  1. Sprinkle the gelatin over 2 tablespoons cold water and set aside.

  2. Combine the cranberries and 2 cups water in a saucepan over medium-high heat, bring to a boil and cook until cranberries burst. Remove from heat and stir in sugar until dissolved; mix the softened gelatin into the hot cranberry mixture. Pour the cranberries into a shallow freezer-proof container and chill until cold.

  3. When cooled, mix in 2 cups ginger ale and place the mixture into the freezer. Freeze until slushy, about 4 hours. Stir twice during the freezing process to break up the ice crystals.

  4. To serve, fill clear glasses 3/4 full with chilled ginger ale, and spoon some of the cranberry ice overtop. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

139 Calories
35g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 139
% Daily Value *
Sodium 24mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 33g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 3mg 13%
Calcium 2mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 17mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.