Tuesday, January 17, 2012

ICE CUBE TRAY PUNCH

As you can see from the name, this is an old recipe.  Most people of today don't even own an ice cube tray.  And remember this was made in the old-fashioned metal ice cube trays, not the plastic ones of today that hold only half as much as the old ones.  Keep that in mind when making this recipe!

2 cups sugar
5 cups water
4 bananas
3 cups orange juice
46 ounces pineapple juice
6 ounces frozen lemonade concentrate
chopped maraschino cherries for color
ginger ale

In a medium saucepan bring the sugar and water to a boil to dissolve sugar. 

Mash the bananas and add the orange juice, pineapple juice, and lemonade concentrate (do not dilute).  Add the boiled syrup to the banana/juice mixture and stir to blend well.  Pour the mixture into ice cube trays.  Drop a few of the chopped cherries into each cube and freeze.

To serve, fill tall glasses with frozen ice cubes and pour ginger ale over the cubes.  Add a straw to the glass.

Note: This can also be made in a punch bowl.

Serves 12

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