Coffee Punches

by admin on January 21, 2010

This is a cold coffee punch that drew raves at a recent bridal brunch/shower. Doubling the recipe makes 64 8-ounce servings.

Ingredients for Syrup Base
1X 1  1/2X 2X
Serves 32 48 64
Instant Coffee 1 1/2 cups 2 cups 2 3/4 cups
Water 1 1/2 cups 2 cups 2 3/4 cups
Sugar 1 1/2 cups 2 cups 2 3/4 cups

1. Heat water on medium heat. Add coffee and sugar. Stir until dissolved. Do not boil or burn!
2. Cool and refrigerate till chilled.   This is the syrup base.
3. To syrup base add:

Ingredients 1x 1  1/2x 2x
Syrup Base 2 cups 3 cups 4 cups
Milk 1 gallon 1 1/2 gallons 2 gallons
Half & Half or Whipping Cream 2 quarts 3 quarts 4 quarts
Vanilla Ice Cream 2 quarts 3 quarts 4 quarts

1. Stir together syrup base, milk, and cream. Soften ice cream and scoop into milk mixture.

Coffee Punch #2

This is another variation which I got from recipezaar.com (5 star rating).    Makes 1 1/4 gallons, serves 30.

2 quarts strong brewed coffee, cooled
2 cups milk
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla
1/2 gallon vanilla ice cream, softened
whipped cream

Combine coffee, milk, sugar and vanilla, stir well.  Place in refrigerator and chill thoroughly.

Place ice cream in punch bowl.  Pour coffee mixture over ice cream; stir gently.  Top with dollops of whipped cream.

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