Easy and Best Frozen Jello Punch Recipe

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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. The number one that is at the top of my list is the world’s greatest slush punch! This frozen jello punch recipe!

I’ve served it at my daughter’s wedding, our 25th wedding anniversary, my yearly holiday parties, elephant themed baby shower, and as a holiday punch.

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

This easy frozen punch is not too complicated unless you start doubling or multiplying by 1 1/2. My feeling is if you get close enough to the original you’ll still have a great frozen drink! Or if math is your thing you go girl!

For Rachel’s wedding, I had 32 2-liters ready to serve with my 18 gallons of the frozen mixture. We ended with several bottles leftover and refroze the punch.

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

Red frozen punch in tall dispenser

Ingredients

  • jello powder
  • boiling water
  • sugar
  • lemon juice
  • pineapple juice
  • Ginger Ale or bottles of the lemon-lime soda

See the recipe card for quantities.

Instructions

Step 1. Dissolve the jell-o mix in boiling hot water in large saucepan and set aside.

Step 2. Boil sugar and water and pour into jello.

Step 3. Cool and add lemon juice and pineapple juice to the mixture.

Step 4. Mix all together and divide mixture in separate containers for freezing.

Step 5. When ready to use, allow some time for defrosting then stir it around and add 2 large bottles Ginger Ale.

FAQs about frozen punch

Make ahead and put in freezer to save preparation time. This allows you to save precious preparation time on the day of your event.

Freeze in a freezer-proof container such as an inexpensive large pitcher made of plastic instead of leftover milk jugs. We learned the hard way at the wedding that you have to cut the top off the milk jug to get the frozen mixture out. You could also try freezing in an extra strong gallon ziplock bags.

My recommendation is to use small punch cups because your friends and family will drink every drop of this recipe! 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.

Equipment

If you need a large beverage container this one has the removable ice cone in the middle. It’s one of my favorite ways to serve punch. (However, honestly, you can’t dip out the fun slushy ice from this dispenser so it tastes better in a punch bowl. Your choice!)

Maybe a large punch bowl is more your style. This glass one also comes with 8 glasses, perfect for a luncheon or party!

Substitutions for this recipe:

  • Use any flavor jell-o but I prefer red (strawberry) or green gelatin. These are perfect for the holidays.
  • Don’t use grape jello because it ends up greyish pukey-looking. Just sayin’.
  • I haven’t tried it but you could give orange juice in place of the pineapple juice.
  • For an adult version you could also add a shot of vodka for the perfect combination of frozen drink and a bit of alcohol. I haven’t tried this so if you do, let me know how it turns out!

A glass of beer on a table, with Punch
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Frozen Jello Punch

Guaranteed crowd pleaser and easy to make ahead of any occasion!
Calories 5794kcal
Author Marty’s Musings

Ingredients

  • 3 small pkg. jello any flavor
  • 9 cups boiling water
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 4 cups water
  • 16 oz. bottle lemon juice
  • 2 46- oz. cans pineapple juice
  • 2 large bottles Ginger Ale

Instructions

  • Dissolve jello in boiling water and set aside.
  • Boil sugar and water and add to jello.
  • Cool and add lemon juice and pineapple juice to mixture.
  • Mix all together and freeze.
  • When ready to use, allow some time for defrosting then stir it around and add 2 large bottles Ginger Ale.

Notes

You can always stretch this recipe by adding extra Ginger Ale.
You might want to serve in small punch cups because people love this drink!
Can serve in beverage dispenser or punch bowl. Punch bowl will retain the icy slush better!

Red jello frozen punch in dispenser

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

    1. 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!

      1. 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!!!

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  5. 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.

  6. 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!

    blessings,
    karianne

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  9. 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 🙂

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