"I'm not a glutton - I'm an explorer of food."
- Erma Bombeck

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Mocha Punch

Gary and I were married December 12th, 1992. After we got home from our honeymoon and before Christmas (I know - crazy, right?) I threw a get-together for all of my potential new friends in our home. Okay, it was really for all of his friend's wives! Gary was one of the last in his bunch to get married, so I was the new kid on the block, not to mention the youngest! It was a little intimidating for me, but I'm so glad I did it. And it's been a fun yearly tradition ever since then! Sometimes I have a morning brunch, sometimes a Saturday evening hors doeuvre party. And we always have a crazy gift exchange. This punch has been around a few years, and I'm happy to share the recipe with all of you. It's from an old issue of Taste of Home.

6 C. water
1/2 C. Nestle's Quik (chocolate, of course)
1/2 C. sugar
1/3 C. instant coffee
1/2 gallon vanilla ice cream
1/2 gallon chocolate ice cream

Boil water in 3-qt. saucepan. Remove from heat, add Quik, sugar and instant coffee, and stir until dissolved. Cover and refrigerate 4 hours or overnight. Thirty minutes before serving, pour into punch bowl and add ice cream scoops. Stir/Mash until partially melted. Delicious!!