Posted in response to a request for pastel blue punch on the boards a long while back, I figured I should probably go ahead and post this one officially so the recipe wouldn't get lost. Pink punch is easy enough to make, for little girls, but blue is a bit more elusive. :)
- 1 (1/4 ounce) package unsweetened Kool-Aid powdered drink mix, powder (amount in package varies on the type used, could be anywhere between .15 to .25 ounce)
- 3⁄4 sugar
- water, according to Kool-Aid directions
- 1 (10 ounce) can frozen Pina Colada mix (thawed)
- 1 (2 liter) bottle 7-Up soda (to taste) or 1 (2 liter) bottle Sprite (to taste)
- 1 pint vanilla ice cream
- Mix together the Kool-aid, water, and sugar according to the package directions.
- In a punchbowl, combine the prepared Kool-aid, thawed Pina Colada mix, and 7-Up or Sprite.
- Add scoops of vanilla ice cream.
- Serve and enjoy!
- Note #1: the Kool-aid company changes it's flavors and colors all the time, so you'll need to investigate what is available when you're making your punch; past flavors/color combinations that worked were Berry Blue and Raspberry Reaction.
- Note #2: if you make up some ahead of time, you can also freeze a ring of prepared Kool-aid and put it in the punch bowl, or make ice cubes with it and add them into the punch.
- Note #3: folks have asked me what the Pina Colada mix is for, so I thought I should add it to the recipe. :) It's to make the punch a pastel color, rather than bright blue. It's up to you whether or not you use it, but I think it's tasty!
This was SO neat! Lots of compliments! 1) Rubber ducks floating in the top are a must. 2) The ice cream is a must -- just use less. I was uncertain about adding the ice cream because of other reviews. I added about 8 large scoops of vanilla ice cream. I am so glad I did! They frothed and bubbled up to make it look like the duckies were floating in a bubble bath. I thought that was so cool, and so did all the baby shower guests. The look lasted for about 45 minutes and then the ice cream did kind of disintegrate and not look as pleasant. It still tasted fine. 3) I did make changes to the recipe. I left out the Pina Colada mix. I made one Kool-aid packet for the punch and froze the other prepared packet in ice cube trays. The full recipe: 1 pitcher Kool-aid, 2 trays of ice cubes (the other two trays can be used later), 1 2-liter of 7-up, 8 large scoops of vanilla ice cream, and 3 small rubber ducks. This served 17 guests.
This is a great idea (made it for my sister's baby shower), but it was SO sweet that the only people that drank it were the kids. It was bordering on sickeningly sweet. I hate to give it a bad review because it looked so cute, especially with the duckies floating in it, but it was over the top. I'm sorry!
So cute and delicious! I've made this several times for showers. You can also use other floaty items depending on your theme. frogs, angels, etc. or use a pink colored kool-aid and add floaty pigs. Too cute!