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The Best Ice Cream Punch: Redcoat Rally Punch Recipe

EntertainingJayme RutledgeComment
Redcoat Rally Punch by BandBDecor.com

Every Christmas, my mom digs out her best punch bowl for my favorite holiday tradition: ice cream punch. We sip it in fancy cups while opening gifts.

After this past Christmas, it occurred to me that I could enjoy this punch more than once a year. Seriously, the idea had never occurred to me before. 

I asked Mom for the recipe, and as it turns out the recipe was featured on a pamphlet Braum's gave out to customers one summer many moons ago. This particular punch is called "Redcoat Rally," which I assume has something to do with Fourth of July.

That's my best guess, anyway.

Here's what you need: 

  • 1 qt, 14 oz. pineapple juice (chilled)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 6-oz. can frozen pink lemonade (defrosted)
  • 2-1/4 cups water
  • 1 qt. strawberry ice cream
  • 2-1/2 quarts ginger ale

Here's what you do:

  1. Break out your favorite punch bowl, ladle, and cups.  
  2. Mix together the first four ingredients (pineapple juice, sugar, frozen lemonade, and water).
  3. Next, add the ice cream and stir until blended.
  4. Here's the trick: Pour the ginger ale last. It helps melt the ice cream so it's ready for guests to enjoy a bit quicker.

That's it! Simple and delicious.

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I feel like I'm releasing a state secret by sharing this recipe. But it's too good not to revive this vintage concoction. To give you an idea of how much I love it, I don't care much for sweets or ice cream (salty snacks are my weakness), but I can't get enough of this punch.

I'm also not a fan of complicated recipes. As long as the ingredients are properly chilled beforehand, Redcoat Rally takes less than five minutes to whip up. Perfect for a birthday party or Easter Sunday brunch.

I was also looking for an excuse to break in the Moscow Mule mugs I got Zack for Christmas. They frost up so prettily when something cold and good is inside.

Also, a shout-out to Kathryn at Little h Creative who dyed and printed these vintage napkins! 

Ice cream punch recipe by BandBDecor.com