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Ambrosia Punch

Yield 4 quarts
Oranges can have varying shades of flesh. Pick two varieties (such as navels and red navels or blood oranges) to perch on the rim of your punch bowl for a contrasting garnish.


  • 2 1/2 quarts orange juice
  • 2 cups pineapple juice
  • 1 cup cream of coconut
  • 2 small oranges, thinly sliced and halved
  • 3 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 3 cups ginger ale
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut, toasted (optional)

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 3 ingredients in a punch bowl. Cut a slit halfway through each orange slice, and perch slices around rim of punch bowl. Add tiny scoops of ice cream to punch bowl; add ginger ale. If desired, sprinkle some coconut over punch; serve remaining coconut in a small dish.

Christmas with Southern Living 1997