Thursday, July 21, 2011

Coffee Punch = Knock-Out

I love me a frapuccino. There, I've said it! There's something about coffee and chocolate, swimming together in perfect harmony in a sea of icy refreshing bliss, that relaxes me and satisfies my sweet tooth craving on a blistering summer day.

One of my sweet friends requested my recipe for Coffee Punch for her in-law's Golden Anniversary celebration (praying it goes well, Brandy Edwards!) and I realized I must share it with you too. I received this recipe from my sister-in-law Dawn many years ago, and it has become one of my most-requested recipes. It is basically like a frapuccino to share with a group ... and, what could be better than an iced mocha with friends?

Do you like coffee? Well, then you are gonna love this, and I'm your new favorite person. Do you loathe coffee? I'm fairly certain you'll change your mind when you taste this creamy delight of a drink.

Serve this at your next ladies' night, baby shower, or shindig, and I promise you'll receive glowing hostess reviews!

Coffee Punch

1-1/2 quarts water
½ cup chocolate drink mix (I use hot chocolate mix)
½ cup sugar
¼ cup instant coffee granules
½ gallon vanilla ice cream
½ gallon chocolate ice cream
Garnish: whipped cream or cool whip

Bring water to a boil; remove from heat. Add drink mix, sugar and coffee granules; stir until
dissolved. Pour into a container; cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Remove from
refrigerator at least 30 minutes before serving; pour into a punch bowl. Spoon in ice cream;
stir until partially melted. Garnish with whipped cream. Serves about 20-25.
Even non-coffee drinkers like this! I use decaf instant coffee.

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