At my niece's baby shower last weekend I made most of the food and beverage items. The two punches, Pineapple Strawberry and Coffee, both went over very well. The Pineapple Strawberry Punch is one I've made many times. It is refreshing, very tasty and EASY! (Search my blog by punch or beverage to find it.) This Coffee Punch was a new recipe. I love coffee-flavored everything, so I knew it would be good. It was delicious and very well received at the baby shower. This will go into my "save" file for future parties.
Coffee Punch (The Red Hat Society Cookbook)
1 cup boiling water
1 (2 oz) jar instant coffee (I used four single serve packets)
3 cups sugar
1 gallon milk
½ gallon chocolate ice cream (softened, but not soupy)
½ gallon vanilla ice cream (softened, but not soupy)
In a large saucepan boil the water and stir in the coffee and sugar. Cool and refrigerate. When ready to serve, transfer the coffee mixture to a punch bowl. Stir in milk and ice creams.
Makes 60 servings.