Thursday, April 28, 2011

Sunshine Punch (Sugar Free)

This was a new treat we enjoyed for our Easter brunch....

My family loves having punch. And I love to surprise them with what kind....

I found this simple recipe that's been in my files for a long time...I changed it up just a tad to suit us. It was already sugar free, (or depending on the juice you use...very low sugar) which makes it great since we tend to indulge (pig out) on these special holidays.  And we (our family) need to watch our sugar intake.

I've had this recipe in my files for some time, and have no clue where it came from, but it reads..."Simple enough for a children's party, yet sophisticated enough for adult tastes, you'll find lots of ways to serve this fruity punch."



2 cups cold water
2 cups orange juice, chilled

1 cup sweetener, granular (like xylitol or Swerve)

1 .13 oz. envelope Kool-Aid Tropical Punch unsweetened soft drink mix
1 - 1 lt. bottle diet lemon-lime soda or diet ginger ale, chilled

Yield: 8 - 1 cup servings

I didn't want to have red punch, so I just made the sugar free (Crystal Lite or Great Value) orange drink mix, added orange juice, and then the soda just before serving.

We all enjoyed it!

I mixed the prepared drink and orange juice the night before, then put it in the freezer and took it out in the morning to thaw. This way it was slushy and we didn't have to use ice.

I think it was a big hit!

I tripled the recipe and only had 2 qts. leftover.


  1. That slushy punch sounds like the perfect morning drink.

  2. That punch sounds really good. My kids love slushies so they would love this. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  3. WOW! thank you for sharing :) This might just be the punch recipe i was looking for to have at a baby shower I am hosting in June! Thank you!

  4. Sounds de-lish! I'll keep this in mind for my son's graduation party in May! Thanks Marsha!

  5. Very nice...I will be needing a punch recipe for my daughter's graduation in a couple years. I am definitely going to keep this in mind. This will be very refreshing during graduation weather.

  6. This makes my mouth Pucker Up! That's a good thing! :)

    Sounds very Summer inspired, light & refreshing!

    Lip Smackin' Yummy!

  7. Your SUNSHINE PUNCH sounds great! Especially the sugar free part. We are really trying to watch our sugar intake nowadays.

  8. I can't wait to make this for the g'children....sugar free is the way to go! Blessings, K

  9. Sounds great! I stumbled the post for you :)