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:
- Break out your favorite punch bowl, ladle, and cups.
- Mix together the first four ingredients (pineapple juice, sugar, frozen lemonade, and water).
- Next, add the ice cream and stir until blended.
- 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.
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!