One taste of this fabulous punch and you will know why it would be the “drink/food of the Gods.”
This punch will have you and your guests believing they are on a tropical island paradise. If you love authentic recipes that are specific to South Carolina, a few great sites to visit are : Recipes from a Southern Kitchen, and Charleston Gateway Recipes.
2 cups hot water
1 1/3 cups sugar
2 cups water cold
1 6-ounce can frozen orange juice concentrate
1 6-ounce can frozen lemonade concentrate
4 bananas ripe pureed
1 cup of drained fruit cocktail
1 cup of flaked coconut
1-2 oranges peeled and sectioned
1-2 bananas sliced
In a large bowl, pour hot water over sugar and stir until sugar dissolves. Add cold water; cool.
Add pineapple juice concentrate, orange juice concentrate, lemonade concentrate , pureed bananas, fruit cocktail, coconut, orange slices, and banana slices; stir until concentrates are melted. Pour into a 2 1/2- or 3-quart plastic container. Cover and freeze at least 24 hours.
To serve, thaw frozen mixture for 15 to 30 minutes. Place in a punch bowl. Sprinkle mini marshmallows over the punch. Stir to break up any large frozen pieces. Stir in ginger ale. Sprinkle mini marshmallows over the punch. If you are serving your guests individually, top each glass of punch with Redi whip and some crushed walnuts.