Frozen Jello Punch

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Everyone will love this frozen jello punch, a favorite easy recipe to prepare ahead of time for weddings, parties and showers with friends and family.

Every mom needs to have a few special recipes that she is famous for.

For me, those recipes include my Almost Like Candy Bars, Instant Russian Tea recipe and my Slow Cooker Taco Soup.

Another one that is at the top of the list? This frozen jello punch recipe! I’ve served it at my daughter’s wedding, our 25th wedding anniversary, my yearly Christmas parties, baby showers and birthday parties.

I often use a punch bowl but I have also used a beverage dispenser and love the look. However, honestly, you can’t dip out the fun slushy ice from this dispenser so it tastes better in a punch bowl. Your choice!

I’m hoping to make a family cookbook fairly soon and  the only thing my kids have requested over and over is my punch recipe! Not sure what that says about my cooking.

Frozen Jello Punch from Marty's Musings

My oldest daughter loves it so much that she talked me into making 18 gallons of it for her wedding. Now that’s a mama’s love right there!

Frozen Jello Punch from Marty's Musings

This recipe is not too complicated unless you start doubling or multiplying by 1 1/2. When I previously made this for my large Christmas party (about 40 people) I would make 1 1/2 times this recipe. You can always add more Ginger Ale to make it go farther.

For Rachel’s wedding I had 32 2-liters ready to go with my 18 gallons of the frozen mixture. We ended with several bottles leftover and refroze the punch. My suggestion: don’t use grape jello because it ends up greyish pukey looking. Fortunately we started several weeks ahead of time to learn that lesson! Green or red is good.

Also, it’s better to freeze it in inexpensive plastic pitchers instead of gallons milk jugs. My sweet friends who helped at the wedding had to cut open the tops of the jugs to get the punch into the dispensers we used. Lesson learned!

People rave over this recipe! Seriously, it’s a guaranteed hit!

Frozen Jello Punch
Guaranteed crowd pleaser and easy to make ahead of any occasion!
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  1. 3 small pkg. jello (any flavor)
  2. 9 cups boiling water
  3. 4 cups sugar
  4. 4 cups water
  5. 16 oz. bottle lemon juice
  6. 2 46-oz. cans pineapple juice
  7. 2 large bottles Ginger Ale
  1. Dissolve jello in boiling water and set aside.
  2. Boil sugar and water and add to jello.
  3. Cool and add lemon juice and pineapple juice.
  4. Mix all together and freeze.
  5. When ready to use, slush up and add 2 large bottles Ginger Ale.
  1. You can always stretch this recipe by adding extra Ginger Ale.
  2. You might want to serve in small punch cups because people love this drink!
  3. Can serve in beverage dispenser or punch bowl. Punch bowl will retain the icy slush better!
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  1. I am going to try this one!! Yummmm!

  2. I have another recipe I use, and wanted one with less sugar. Thanks, we are going to freeze some of this up for summer.

  3. thank you!! Punch works so well for us when all my kids are home….I am always lookingg for another recipe. last time i tried an ice cream punch , but the fruit punches are better…thanks!! the slushiness of this sounds great!!!
    I am your newest follower from the hop..pls follow back if you can.

  4. Sounds delicious! Thanks for the recipe. Hopped over from Primp.

  5. Kristin says:

    Oh man, I love punch! It’s the best part about going to baby and wedding showers πŸ˜‰

  6. Who doesn’t need the best ever punch! I know I would love some, thank you. I’m glad you let us all in on the secret! I’ve not heard of putting jello in it. Hmmm…I’ll have to give it a try.

  7. This looks like something right up my alley. I can’t wait to try it out!

    Thanks for sharing on Show and Tell Wednesday.

    xoxo, Tauni

  8. Yummy! I wii be trying this! Thanks for linking to the CSI Challenge!

  9. Looks yummy. What a fun blog check out my blog if you get a min and have not already :).

    Have a great day

  10. So.. I’m dying to try this recipe!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

  11. I’ve never heard of using jello in a punch recipe – sounds great. Thanks for sharing at our party this week.

  12. This sounds like the perfect summertime refreshment!

  13. OMG this sounds amazing! I never thought to put jello in punch before but I bet it’s fantastic! I’d be thrilled if you want to link this up at The Fun In Functional link party:

  14. This sounds interesting. Does the jello make it thick or slightly “gooey”?

  15. I am inviting to share this with my blog hop, Show your Stuff:

  16. i too have never seen jello mix in a punch recipe, and i’m seriously intrigued! will have to try it out.

    good to know to avoid grape πŸ™‚

  17. I really would love to try this for my son’s first birthday at the end of the month. How do you keep it from melting during a party?

  18. Well I never thought of Jello as a punch! Great idea. Will have to try it!!

  19. I love a good punch and yours looks great! Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week & come back soon ~EMM

  20. This sounds fabulous and I loved the warning about the grey punch using grape! LOL! Thanks for the warning! LOLOL! New follower from the Naptime Review hop today!

  21. Hi! Stopping in from the Monday Mingle. That punch looks really good! I have never heard of punch from Jello. Also, I like the way you have the option to print your recipes. I have not figured out how to do that yet.

  22. Sounds sooo good. I’ve gotta try it soon.
    Im now following from Please come visit me and maybe you’ll decide to follow back?? THANKS.

  23. That sounds yummy. I pretty much love anything with pineapple juice in it. Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again next Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  24. Thanks for the recipe! I always keep my eyes and ears open for punch recipes! Blessings ~ Judy

  25. Pinned it! Can’t ever be prepared enough for the next special occasion, shower, b-day party, etc., etc.

  26. I love that it doesn’t have orange juice in it – I’m allergic and it’s hard to find punch recipes without it.

  27. This looks so yummy! I’m definitely pinning this to try for a party!

  28. this is great. I found you via the Tuesday Talent Show from Chef in Training
    I have linked up another attempt at meatballs. Have a good week.
    PS This would be great linked in to my Food on Friday: Cocktails and Mocktails edition

  29. This is easy and seems to be super tasty
    I’m going to try it πŸ™‚

  30. Looks great! I’m gonna give this a try! Thanks for sharing!

  31. This is almost like what I used to make for school functions, and yes it is awesome!!! Glad you linked up to Cure for the Common Monday πŸ™‚

  32. Just wanted to let you know I featured this today on my blog! Feel free to grab a Featured button if you’d like πŸ™‚

  33. This looks so refreshing! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday πŸ™‚

  34. I finally tracked down an affordable drinks dispenser (here in the UK we do not have such cool stuff lol) and this punch sounds delish! Have a few summer parties going on during August, so this is definitely a good time to give this a go πŸ™‚

    Would love to invite you to my weekly link party over at The Purple Pumpkin Blog πŸ™‚ Hope to see you there!

  35. Love this! Would love for you to share this at our Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday link party…just posted it!

  36. Looks refreshing. Thank you for posting on Saturday Show and Tell. I hope you’ll be back this week.

  37. Jell-o? Really??? Wow! I have never heard of using Jell-o in a drink! I will have to investigate this! πŸ™‚

  38. Sounds delicious!
    hummmmm…….may have to try this one!

    God bless,
    d from on the kansas prairie

  39. Yup, it sounds best ever all right… and the clincher is the slush. Gotta love a slushy punch. Perfect!

  40. I’m always on the lookout for new punch recipes! Looks delicious!

    I would love to invite you to post this over at my link party on The Purple Pumpkin Blog! Hope to see you there πŸ™‚

  41. Marty,

    Thank you so much for linking this up! I was looking for a recipe for my Christmas party and now I have one! You are the very BEST!

    Merry, merry Christmas!


  42. Alyssa Plummer says:

    This sounds amazing!! I am looking for a punch recipe that is somewhat orange/brown. I am trying to make the punch go with my colors for my wedding. They are rustic orange and ivory. The color of the punch in the picture looks like it would work. Any suggestions of what kind of jello to use to get the color I am looking for.

  43. Can you tell me how many servings this makes? And the 2 large bottles of Ginger Ale -are they 2 2 litter bottles?

    • Hi, Betty. It will probably serve 20 people or so and honestly depends if it’s a short party or a longer event. This punch is amazing and people like to drink it if they’re just standing around. The ginger ale is for 2-liter bottles but I always have an extra bottle on hand in case I’m running low on punch. Good luck!

      • My aunt has always made this kind of punch for showers in our community! It’s the best! Now I make it for the showers at my work and it is a huge hit every time. My favorite, in fact, is the grape version!! My aunt puts 2 cans of partially thawed grape juice (the kind that you buy frozen in the can) into the mix before you freeze it….the result is a GORGEOUS purple!!!

  44. I made this for a retirement party at my school and it made enough to give all sixty people there a cup. So it is a big batch and you should have extra bottles of juice and pop if you have to thaw it quickly or stretch it. I added a big bottle of cranberry juice in order to melt it a little faster. Everyone loved it and wanted the recipe.

  45. i would love to try this recipe and freeze ahead of time. How much do this recipe make in total with just the freezing portion before the ginger ale?

    • Hi, Tammy. Depending on the type of container it makes about a gallon and a half. We’ve used both milk jugs and gallon pitchers. I’ve also been known to add some extra juices if I bought bigger bottles. Good luck!

  46. Wjitney says:

    What do you freeze the punch in? Is it hard to get it out of the container when you’re ready to serve? How long do you suggest setting out before it’s slushy and ready to serve?

    • Hi, Wjitney. When I made the punch for my daughter’s wedding I froze it in plastic milk jugs and then just cut them open with a knife or cutter. It wasn’t ideal but it saved the cost of pitchers. When I’m making it for a smaller group I just use plastic gallon pitchers. I usually thaw at room temperature about 4 to 5 hours ahead of time in an average climate. Good luck!

  47. Sandra says:

    Made your frozen punch for a shower & it was a huge hit, everyone loved it. Thank you for sharing the recipe!

  48. Crystal G. Stogner says:

    What flavor of jello did you use for your daughter’s wedding? And your 25th Ann.?

    • Hi, Crystal. I was trying to look at pics and remember what we used for my daughter’s wedding! I believe we used lime for the wedding and for our anniversary we used red (strawberry or something similar). I make this recipe most everything Christmas and red is my favorite. Grape or something like that is NOT the flavor to use. Stick to pure colors. Good luck!

  49. Im confused
    I see you melt the sugar in the 9 cups of boiling water but then the ingredients list 4 more cups of water …. where do these come in?
    Are you dissolving the jello in these 4 cups?
    Thanks so much

    • Hi, Bonnie. You dissolve the jello in 9 cups boiling water and set aside. Then you boil 4 cups sugar and 4 cups water and add to jello. So there are 2 separate steps with water. Make sense? Marty

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