Friday, April 8, 2011

Strawberry Sweetheart Punch

14 Servings

2 cups sliced fresh strawberries, divided

6 cups water, divided

1 can (12 ounces) frozen pink lemonade concentrate, thawed

1 package (10 ounces) frozen sweetened sliced strawberries, thawed

1 can (6 ounces) frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed

2 liters lemon-lime soda, chilled


Arrange 1 cup of fresh strawberries in a 4-1/2-cup ring mold; add 2 cups water. Freeze until solid. Top with the remaining fresh strawberries. Slowly pour 1 cup water into mold to almost cover berries. Freeze until solid.

In a punch bowl, combine the lemonade concentrate, thawed strawberries, orange juice concentrate and remaining water. Refrigerate until chilled.

Just before serving, stir in lemon-lime soda. Unmold ice ring by wrapping the bottom of the mold in a damp hot dishcloth; invert onto a baking sheet. Place fruit side up in punch bowl. Yield: 14 servings (3-1/2 quarts).

Nutrition Facts: 1 cup equals 149 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 18 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.