A friend had an Italian Buffet, so I made this combination to simulate Italian Cream Sodas after reading many punch recipes. I was going to make an ice ring but never got a mold or pan to suit it ... so made ice "muffins" instead. It turned out VERY yummy and I had 3 requests for the recipe!! My very first invention! :D Cooking/prep time does not include freezing the ice. P.S. They had about a 1 gallon punch bowl, so I did 1/2 the recipe to start, then had some to refill when everyone kept emptying the bowl!