Thirsty Thursdays — Coffee Punch

31 Jan

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Let’s just start out by saying that I warned you — this punch is going to rock your world.  Coffee drinkers and non-coffee drinkers alike will beg you to make this again and again.  Honestly, the only people who aren’t going to like this punch are the ones who aren’t breathing.  So go ahead and make a batch.  Don’t have an excuse to make a 2 gallon bowl of punch?  I’ll give you a scaled down version, too.  Just because I’m nice like that 🙂

I’ve been making this punch for almost 10 years and it is a favorite at baby/bridal showers and family gatherings.  It is cold, creamy, sweet, and has a hint of coffee.  I don’t like coffee but I can drink this punch all day long.  There’s ice cream floating in it.  Need I say more?









Coffee Punch

Makes about 2 gallons

2 cups water

1 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup instant coffee

1 gallon whole milk

1/2 gallon vanilla ice cream, slightly softened

1/2 gallon chocolate ice cream, slightly softened

In a large glass measuring cup combine the water and sugar.  Heat on high in the microwave in 60 second intervals until all the sugar has completely dissolved.  Stir in the instant coffee and set aside to cool to room temperature.  At this point you can refrigerate the coffee syrup for later use if you are prepping for a party.

Pour the coffee syrup into a large punch bowl.  Stir in the milk.  Scoop in the vanilla and chocolate ice cream then stir to combine.  Continue to stir occasionally as the ice cream will start to melt into the punch.  YUM!!!


Coffee Punch for Two

1 ounce water

1 tablespoon granulated sugar

1 1/2 teaspoons instant coffee

1 cup whole milk

1/2 cup vanilla ice cream, slightly softened

1/2 cup chocolate ice cream, slightly softened

Follow the instructions above to combine water, sugar, instant coffee, and milk.  Pour mixture into blender and add ice cream.  Blend until smooth.  Alternately, you can stir mixture and ice cream together in a glass for a less smooth texture.  Enjoy 🙂






13 Responses to “Thirsty Thursdays — Coffee Punch”

  1. punkmik January 31, 2013 at 7:29 am #

    ooo this does sound nice! im a coffee drinker and i think this would work for non coffee drinker friends too! thanks! 😀

    • Susie Homemaker, MD February 3, 2013 at 11:13 pm #

      It definitely will. The coffee flavor is very mild. It is very milkshake-y.

  2. January 31, 2013 at 9:35 am #

    YUM! Thanks for this Coffee Punch recipe.

    All the Best,  Barbara

  3. Rachel Meyers February 1, 2013 at 8:19 am #

    This is my kind of drink… I love the coffee smell, but cannot stomach a cup of coffee bitterness unless it is adding a tiny bit of coffee to a whole lot of sugar and milk. But a dab with ice cream sounds more like a coffee milkshake… I will take two please! Hmmm, this might be on the menu for breakfast Saturday! Thank you!

    • Susie Homemaker, MD February 3, 2013 at 11:11 pm #

      I am just like you–coffee smells great but the taste is gross. And let’s not even mention the aftertaste! This is definitely more like a milkshake. Let me know what you think once you get a chance to sample it.

      • Rachel Meyers February 5, 2013 at 10:32 am #

        Just had to come back and say this is just addictively yummy! I did not have the chocolate ice cream so used extra vanilla and added chocolate syrup and loved it… but chocolate ice cream is on my grocery list so I can do it right the next time. Thank you again!

      • Susie Homemaker, MD February 6, 2013 at 6:39 pm #

        Thanks, Rachel! So glad you liked it! It is definitely addictive. I will try to get more punch recipes to you soon 🙂

  4. JAMC February 3, 2013 at 11:07 pm #

    This is the most amazing punch ever: cold, creamy and addictive!

    • JAMC February 3, 2013 at 11:08 pm #

      Oh and thank you for doing another Thirsty Thursday!

    • Susie Homemaker, MD February 3, 2013 at 11:10 pm #

      Thanks, Olga! Glad you like it. It is definitely tasty–just like a mocha milkshake.


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