June 05, 2009

Iced Latte Punch

While looking for punch recipes for my daughter's graduation open house last weekend I came across a lot of old recipes that I had forgotten about in my collection of old church cookbooks, some great new recipes online and more than a few in between. Even though I didn't use any of them in the end I gathered a few to put into my collection of recipes for future use.

This one is perfect for entertaining girlfriends during the hot summer months. The warm weather is upon us.  If an iced latte is what you crave try this punch at your next gathering.

1/4 cup instant coffee granules
1/2 cup chocolate syrup
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups boiling water
2 cups half-and-half
1 quart vanilla ice cream
2 cups ginger ale
Vanilla ice cream, optional

Stir together the instant coffee, syrup, sugar and boiling water in a large pitcher; cool. Cover and chill at least 8 hours. Stir together coffee mixture, half-and-half, and 1 quart ice cream in a punch bowl. Stir in ginger ale; ladle into glasses. Top with a small scoop of ice cream, if desired.Print Friendly and PDF