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 Splenda sweetner, granular

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.