A fun Halloween attention-getter. Great for parties. A fake hand is frozen in a disposable glove and then slipped into the punch bowl!

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
6 days
total:
1 week
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 servings
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • To make the frozen hand: Wash and rinse the outside of a rubber glove. Turn glove inside out and set aside. In a 4 cup measuring cup, combine the thawed raspberries and cranberry juice.

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  • Pour 2 cups of the raspberry mixture into a small saucepan. Sprinkle the gelatin over and let stand 2 minutes. Warm over low heat, stirring constantly, just until gelatin dissolves. Mix back into the reserved raspberry mixture in the measuring cup.

  • Pour raspberry mixture into the inverted glove. Gather up the top of the glove and tie securely with kitchen twine. Freeze until solid, or several days if possible.

  • To serve: Carefully cut glove away from frozen hand. Place frozen hand, palm side up, leaning against side of a large punch bowl. Pour in ginger ale and sparkling cider. Garnish with gummy snakes.

Editor's Note:

To avoid issues with people who may have allergies to latex, use a disposable glove that is latex-free. There is usually an alternative available in the cleaning department of your grocery store.

Nutrition Facts

156 calories; protein 0.9g 2% DV; carbohydrates 37.7g 12% DV; fat 0.1g; cholesterolmg; sodium 31.3mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
11/02/2006
I made this last night for a pre trick or treat party at our house for a group of my kids friends. The taste of the punch was good and very easy to throw together although the hand did not work out for me so I'm only rating this 4 stars. I followed the directions as written and ended up with enough raspberry mixture to fill 2 gloves. I froze them for 2 full days and while I was removing the glove a finger on each hand broke off. The kids thought it was still cool to have the chopped off finger floating in the punch bowl with the hand missing a finger. Very Halloween! I think next time I will just freeze water and make an ice hand. I hope they edit the recipe to indicate "latex free" glove. I used vinyl because you just never know who could have an allergy. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/15/2007
When I was a child my grandmother would make "punch." She would then make an ice cube hand like the one above. Her's was made wit dry ice however. So when the hand was placed in the punch it would fog. Not only does it keep it cold and look neat; but it has a spooky fog too. She also put red food coloring on it as blood some times too Read More
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119 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 35
  • 3 star values: 13
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
11/01/2006
I made this last night for a pre trick or treat party at our house for a group of my kids friends. The taste of the punch was good and very easy to throw together although the hand did not work out for me so I'm only rating this 4 stars. I followed the directions as written and ended up with enough raspberry mixture to fill 2 gloves. I froze them for 2 full days and while I was removing the glove a finger on each hand broke off. The kids thought it was still cool to have the chopped off finger floating in the punch bowl with the hand missing a finger. Very Halloween! I think next time I will just freeze water and make an ice hand. I hope they edit the recipe to indicate "latex free" glove. I used vinyl because you just never know who could have an allergy. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/14/2007
When I was a child my grandmother would make "punch." She would then make an ice cube hand like the one above. Her's was made wit dry ice however. So when the hand was placed in the punch it would fog. Not only does it keep it cold and look neat; but it has a spooky fog too. She also put red food coloring on it as blood some times too Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/16/2003
great recipe the gelatin keeps the hands from melting a hit at a party. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2003
Really cute idea. Using jello for the hand was an ingenious idea. It made this punch look and taste great. Thanks again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2002
Great idea....made several of them and had them floating in the bowl or hanging onto the edge. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/03/2003
I bought the most inexpensive gloves I could find. I didn't realize how short they would be so instead of one giant arm I had two hands. I served this at my MOMS Club Halloween Party and everyone thought it was very festive. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/12/2007
Great recipe. Personally I think the advice about using vinyl in stead of latex gloves is overrated. I have a very severe nut allergy (more common than latex allergy) and I have never seen the same advise when a recipe contains nuts. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2009
This was good. I had problems with the hand because the fingers fell off while I was cutting the glove off but my hand only had about 24 hours to freeze. It was still really cool though because it still looked neat. Kept the punch cool AND it did not lose its form because the jello held it together. Thank you for sharing this idea. Notes for others to consider: pay attention to how long the gloves are if you want there to be an arm this recipe made two gloves for me both did not have long arms. Try to separate the fingers when freezing as it is this that makes the fingers come off when taking off the glove Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2010
My hand came out pretty good but I broke a finger..his not mine...be careful when removing the finger portion of the glove. A few seconds in warm water helped it all slip off better instead of cutting. I'll wear my own gloves next time too because that sucker was cold to handle! The punch is ubber-simple and very good. The hand did a great job of keeping it all cold without any additional ice and yet still kept its form because of the gelatin. Just be sure to refrigerate the cider and ginger-ale the day before to give it a head start! I actually was not able to find any sparkling apple cider so I just used a gallon of plain old apple cider with one 2 liter bottle of ginger-ale. There was still plenty of carbonation from the ginger-ale--especially since it went in cold so there was very little release on pouring. Read More
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