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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?
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 🙂