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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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 item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is wonderful punch. The kids really enjoyed it. I suggest using at any kind of party! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
your the bomb and the fruit punch was awsome item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
i think this is a great recipe item not reviewed by moderator and published
very good and easy item not reviewed by moderator and published
This punch was incredibly easy to make and was the hit of the drinks at the party. Thank you Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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Everyone liked this and many asked for the recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Combination of juices sounded great but the sweetness was more than I could handle. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It's really good, but a bit on the sweet side. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is so refreshing and tasty! It has been a HUGE hit at every party. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very refreshing! Great non-alcoholic punch for Christmas 2006! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This punch is very good. I didnt use all of the simple syrup as others have suggested and the sweetness was just right. I also substituted raspberries for strawberries which turned out great. The both kids and adults loved it. Delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for my daughter's christening party and it was delicious. I was tired of the sherbet punch we have at parties. This was a huge hit with the whole crowd. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Decided to use this fruit punch recipe for the beverage at my aunt's 100th birthday party. The flavor is good, but with the pineapple juice and simple syrup, it is way over the top on the sweet scale. I'll use it again, but omit the simple syrup. I have a good bit of the juice mixture already prepared that I will freeze for a holiday party and I'll just use club soda instead of lemon-lime soda just to cut the sugar. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love it & most importantly, the crowds love it :-)) I'll definitely make it again in the future. This is a keeper. Super easy & tasty. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I had this at a baby shower and then made it myself for a brunch we were hosting. Everyone raved on how fresh and delicious it was... and the presentation with the ice ring of strawberries was beautiful. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made it for a baby shower...guests loved it! Make sure you plan ahead enough to get the center frozen. It takes longer than 4 hours! item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was the talk of my party this weekend. I had to make 2 batches. The strawbery ring add a nice touch and I had a lot of requests for the recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for a baby shower I hosted, and it was a big hit! Everyone asked for the recipe. I was also able to modify it, using Splenda instead of regular sugar, and you couldn't tell the difference. Excellent recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I served this at a baby shower and everyone just loved it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
After reading some reviews of this recipe, I decided to make the syrup with half the sugar that the recipe called for. I served 4 batches of it for a large event, and it was extremely popular--I could barely keep the punch bowl filled! I am not a big fan of most punch recipes because they are often super sweet, but this one had the perfect balance of sweetness and tanginess. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this punch for a bridal shower and it was a huge hit. So delicious. Several people asked for the recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This one was a favorite at my party. Everyone loved it. I had two versions of your fruit punch. The regular one that you have here and the other I added hard liquor to it. They were both a hit. Thank you Paula Deen item not reviewed by moderator and published
I recently held my book club's Holiday meeting and we had our kids present. They loved this punch. I put it in a self serve dispensing pitcher and they were back and forth. I didnt have time to do the strawberry ring so I put a few strawberries in the freezer and that worked fine. They kids faught over who was going to get the last little bit with the strawberries in it! I love Paula Dean, she is one of my favorite cooks me and my daughters watch her show often. They always get hungry after watching her show! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a great all around punch. Everybody loves it. You can use champagne instead of Sprite if you wnat it spiked. 1 cup of sugar is PLENTY, though. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Havent tried it yet but i know is going to be good cuz everything Paula makes is DELICOUS!! Thanks Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've used this recipe for 3 bridal showers and each time it was a bit hit. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It had just the right amount of sweetness,and tartness to make an excellent punch..... The strawberry ring just set it off. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love this recipe. I make it when we have get togethers at our house. We just add Jack Daniels or Makers Mark, which ever is on hand, and it is really a hit! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is sooo pretty (and delicious!) Love the frozen strawberries in the middle item not reviewed by moderator and published

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