Fruit Punch

Total Time:
4 hr 20 min
Prep:
10 min
Inactive:
4 hr
Cook:
10 min

Yield:
20 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 2 (6-ounce) cans frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • 2 (6-ounce) cans frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
  • 1 (48-ounce) can pineapple juice
  • 3 cups water
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 2 pints strawberries, hulled
  • 1 (1-liter) bottle lemon-lime soda (recommended: Sprite)
Directions

Combine the orange juice, lemonade, and pineapple juice and stir well.

Bring 3 cups water and the sugar to a boil in a heavy saucepan and boil until sugar is dissolved, about 5 minutes. Let cool. Add the syrup to the fruit juices.

Place the whole strawberries into a ring mold. Pour in enough fruit juice to fill the mold. Freeze. Refrigerate the remaining juice.

When ready to serve, pour the fruit juice into a punch bowl and add the soda. Float the strawberry ice ring in the punch.


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    it's tasty and feels fresh.. but..it's too sweet. you see how many concentrate juice? 4 cans! and add another 3 cups of sugar. it's just too much... i have to add more..more water. or cut back the  
    juice concentrate into 1 can each and no more sugar.
    I served this punch at an anniversary party. I did however replace the simple syrup with Diet Sprite. Everyone loved it! I will definitely serve it again.
    I really like the punch! Only thing I changed was the amount of simple syrup. I cut it in half. I thought the other things had enough sweetness. I guess it depends on your own sweet tooth!
    This is a great recipe! It is not too sweet and for those who said its too sweet should not be drinking punch. I have made this punch for large banquets for hundreds of people and it is always a big hit. I am always asked how I made it by those that drink it. This is a great punch for any occasion, simple to make with a great refreshing taste.
    This punch was so sweet that we couldn't even drink it. We tried to add more water and club soda to try and make it drinkable. No one at our party liked it!!
    We made this in my foods class today. It was AWESOME!! We used all of the simple syrup called for and I didn't find it too sweet at all. Meh, personal tastes differ, I guess. It was still great punch.
    I have made this punch for years, but with a couple of changes. I don't put simple syrup in, use diet 7-up or sprite, and then put orange or pineapple sherbet instead of the frozen strawberries. It's always a huge success and the sherbet gives it a festive taste. Using the diet soda helps cut the sweetness a bit.
    I made this for a shower this weekend. I found it in my Paula Dean cookbook. Reading the recipe, I thought it was going to be too sweet, but it seemed easy and quick so I tried it anyway. But I used unsweetened sparkling water instead of the Sprite. It was still very sweet, but tolerable. I decided to check the Internet today to see if there was a misprint in the cookbook, but it was the same. If I have the occasion the make it again, I will use less sugar.
    This Punch is very sweet I had to add lots of water to it and still it was to sweet not a very good punch it don't need the 3 cups of sugar was not very good
    We made this as our non-alcoholic drink for a Hawaiian wedding party that we hosted for 80 of our friends. We rented a large glass decorative dispenser with a spout. This punch was a huge hit. We purchased enought for 3 batches as we had no idea how many people were planning on drinking alcohol. We made ice cubes with extra pinapple juice and strawberries also a few with orange juice. It looked AMAZING in the dipenser and people LOVED it. We went through two solid batches and in the end added an extra bottle of Sprite to thin it out a little. We preferred extra fizz and also halved the simple syrup.
     
    So this evening we were invited to a house warming backyard BBQ for a new neighbor. We still had lots of premade icecubes in a large bowl in the freezer. The sliced strawberries still looked awesome so we made a full batch of this for the party and divided it into two pitchers. Again halved the simple syrup with extra Sprite. I probably should have made more since by the end of the party this was the new mixed drink with shots of vodka for drinkers and just plain for non-drinkers.
     
    This recipe is going into the official recipe box.
    I made this punch memorial day weekend for a party that we had for our premature daughter. Everyone loved it. I only made one batch and it wasn't nearly enough. I should have made 2 or 3 batches. When I made the receipe I cut the sugar down, but I think next time that I make it I will leave the sugar out all together. Over all this punch was very refreshing and wonderful. It's a recipe that I will use again. YUM!!!
    I even omitted the sugar syrup and still found this too be too sweet and "heavy". Not a good punch at all. My husband likes anything sweet and he thought this had a "funky" flavor. I think the pineapple juice just doesn't mix well with all the citrus. I don't know, it just wasn't good and I followed the recipe to the tee, with the exception of the extra sugar. I can't imagine how sweet that would've made it! Yuck! Sorry Paula, I usually enjoy your recipes!
    I used this punch recipe for a bridal shower and everyone RAVED about how delicious it was. Everyone wanted to know who made it and if they could get the recipe! Great choice for a party!
    This is wonderful punch. The kids really enjoyed it. I suggest using at any kind of party!
    I made this for a bridal shower, guests drank it all. I made it w/ only 2 cups of sugar it was plenty sweet. Very fresh taste.
    your the bomb and the fruit punch was awsome
    I'm not a huge fan of sweet drinks. I'm not a fan of punch at all. I made this punch for a brunch baby shower and everyone loved it. Even those who don't care for punch enjoyed the flavor. It wasn't too sweet and was beautiful with the floating strawberries. It looked like I spent hours preparing it but it really was simple! What a great recipe!
    I made this punch for my daughters prom and all the guests enjoyed this punch with and without the italian meal I had cooked.
     
    Also made punch for her graduation and all the guests that were non drinkers loved the punch and could not believe how simple of recipe this was.
     
    We are invited for Christmas eve to a family gathering and the kids are asking me to bring this punch. It has become a hit in our family.
    i think this is a great recipe
    very good and easy
    This punch was incredibly easy to make and was the hit of the drinks at the party. Thank you Paula!
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    Everyone liked this and many asked for the recipe.
    We did a test taste of this punch for my daughters graduation party and it was great.The flavors are wonderful and the color is a perfect match to the schools colors!
    I served this punch at my son's graduation reception and everyone seemed to like it except for one comment repeated over and over again. It's too sweet. I will try this recipe again but I will cut the sugar by at least 1/2. I did not like the idea of whole strawberries because the strawberries I had on hand were enormous. So, I quartered the strawberries and blended 1/2 of the quartered strawberries into the the fruit punch that I used to pour over the strawberries that I had placed in the mold. It worked very well.
    Combination of juices sounded great but the sweetness was more than I could handle.
    It's really good, but a bit on the sweet side.
    After reading the other reviews I decided to omit the sugar syrup. I just used the juice, strawberries and Sprite. It was plenty sweet enough. I can not imagine it any sweeter. Everyone loved it. I think this will be my new punch recipe for my parties. Thanks Paula!!!!
    This punch was really good!! It was a little too sweet for me so next time I might just make half of the syrup, but my husband who usually does not like very sweet things LOVED it and didn't think it was too sweet. I will definately be making this punch again, I think it is my new favorite!!!
    This is so refreshing and tasty! It has been a HUGE hit at every party.
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