Tasty Tuesday – Let’s Drink!

Happy Tuesday morning!  Before I get to this week’s recipes, I wanted to congratulate our winner of the Amish Cooks Across America cookbook.  Congratulations to Carol Alscheff!  Carol, please send me a private message through Facebook with your mailing address, so I can get this book sent to you.

I decided to go with drink recipes this week.  I figured there will be fall and Christmas parties coming up along with the holidays, and what better time to serve a “fancy” type punch.  I haven’t tried any of these – too much drink for just the two of us, but I thought they sounded delicious.  This gives you time, as well, to dig out your punch bowl.

These recipes were taken out of The Busy Mother’s Cookbook.

busy-mothers

The first recipe is for a Creamsicle Punch which sounds dreamy.

Creamsicle Punch, Esther, page 7

1/2 gal. vanilla ice cream

1/2 gal. orange sherbet

2 liter 7-Up or Sprite

1/2 gal. milk

orange slices

Mix slightly thawed ice cream and sherbet together.  Add milk to ice cream mixture and stir.  Slowly blend in 7-Up or Sprite.  Float orange slices on top.

The next recipe I picked is for Mystery Punch.

Mystery Punch, Esther, page 8

1 qt. vanilla ice cream

1 qt. apple cider

Mix until smooth.  Simple and refreshing.

This would be great for a fall party or a trunk or treat event at your church with the apple cider.

Grape wine is the next recipe I chose.

Grape Wine, Barbie Ann, page 10

grapes, any kind

1 1/2 qt. sugar

hot water

Fill a gallon jar halfway with grapes.  Dissolve sugar in approximately 1 gal. hot water.  Fill jar with sugar water.  Cover top of jar with cheese cloth to keep bees out.  Set in a sunny room and let ferment for 2 weeks.  Strain off liquid and put in clean jars.  No need to cold pack.

The last recipe is for Raspberry Punch.

Raspberry Punch, page 100

1 pt. milk

1 c. vanilla ice cream

1 pt. raspberry sherbet

1 c. ginger ale

Mix ingredients in a blender until frothy.  Or, in a large bowl, mix softened ice cream and sherbet together.  Slowly add milk.  Add ginger ale.  Yield:  4 cups.

If you happen to try any of these in the coming months, please let me know how they are.

If you’d like a copy of this cookbook, a lot of stores in Lancaster County carry it, since it is from a local family.  If you can’t get a copy of it where you are and would like one, please let me know, and I’d be happy to pick up a copy and mail it to you.  The cost of the cookbook would be about $12 plus postage.

Have a great week!

Blessings…

 

 

 

 

 

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