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Friday, March 5, 2010

Baby Blue Party Punch

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Last weekend I helped throw a shower for a friend of mine who's expecting a baby boy next month. In addition to cupcakes (recipes coming!) and these cookies for favors (cut out as baby hands & feet), I was also responsible for bringing the punch. Because most punches are pink and this shower was for a boy, I did a little research and found a recipe on allrecipes.com for a blue punch. Perfect! I was a little nervous about how it'd taste and whether people would be afraid of the vibrant blue shade, but it ended up being a hit. By the end of the shower, the punch bowl was empty, which is always a good sign! Next time you're looking for an easy punch recipe that's different from the standard pink sherbet punch, give this one a try!

Baby Blue Party Punch
recipe from allrecipes.com

-1 package blue, berry flavored unsweetened drink mix (ie. Koolaid)
-1 cup sugar
-1 (2 liter) bottle lemon-lime flavored carbonated beverage
-1 (64 fluid ounce) bottle white cranberry juice
-8 scoops vanilla ice cream

1. In a large punch bowl, stir together the drink mix, lemon-lime soda, and cranberry juice. Taste and stir in sugar to your liking (I used the full cup and it wasn't too sweet).
2. Float scoops of ice cream on the top of the punch (the ice cream will melt slightly and form a frothy covering).