Green Swamp Punch with Frightful Frozen Hand

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Kim Edgar

A Halloween favorite (young and old) for parties. Frothy lemon-lime punch with a spooky floater. Originaly from (Family Circle?) "Halloween Tricks & Treats 2000" magazine. I have successfully packed this punch in a cooler and sent it to school for my 4th grader to assemble at party time. Not a drop is ever left.

Top Review by Karen From Colorado

I made this for a teenage Halloween party this weekend. Everyone wanted to know what was in it and I told them that I just used various body parts. I wasn't able to use lime sherbet so used orange and the effect was great. I tinted the punch green with food coloring to make it even greener, floated the hands that I froze curled around empty soda cans to make the fingers curl upwards in the punch, and then added the sherbet to the limeade and soda which made it sort of foam up a little bit. It looked pretty gruesome because the orange sherbet resembled something fleshy floating in green, foaming digestive juices or something. The effect was wonderful served in a large creepy looking cauldron with a plastic bone ladle. Sometimes you make punch for a visual effect and lose something in the flavor, but this one was a delicious sweet tart concoction that tasted terrific AND presented a much desired ghoulish and spooky looking beverage. It was very popular at the party. Thanks for sharing.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 quarts lime sherbet
  • 1 (12 ounce) can frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
  • 2 liters carbonated lemon-lime beverage, chilled
  • 1 14 cups cold water
  • Frightful Hand

  • sugar-free lemonade-flavored drink mix, prepared
  • gummy worms (optional)


  1. Spoon sherbet by tablespoonfuls into a punch bowl.
  2. Mix 1.25 cups cold water with the lemonade concentrate; add to sherbet.
  3. Slowly pour soda down side of the bowl; stir gently to mix.
  4. Remove Frightful frozen hand from glove, and float on top just before serving.
  5. Frightful hand: Wash any powdery residue from inside or outside of glove.
  6. Pour lemon drink into glove until the glove is nearly full, but not so full that the fingers will not move.
  7. Fasten opening with a twist tie.
  8. Place glove on a lined cookie sheet (paper towel will do), and allow to freeze.
  9. If using gummy worms, place in filled glove before freezing.

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