This is my family’s recipe for Peach Slush Punch. It’s a delicious drink that’s alcohol free and perfect for family get togethers. When I was younger, my granny always served this Peach Slush Punch alongside a couple of gallons of tea rather than buying lots of two liters of sodas for our family gatherings.
This Peach Slush Punch is super refreshing and has a unique flavor and texture that our entire family enjoys. Kids love the slushy texture of this drink. It’s reminds me of the old fashioned Slushies that you used to be able to make for yourself back in the 1980’s. We had a Slushie machine in the local Wise Buys grocery store. Their logo was the Slush Puppy. As a reward for not being total maniacs in the store, my mom would usually let us each buy a slushie on our way of the store.
In the past, when I’ve had a hard time finding the frozen orange juice and lemonade I’ve swapped them both out for a bottle of lemonade and a bottle of orange juice sold chilled in the dairy section. One thing you can’t leave out though is the Jello or the punch won’t form the slushy texture.
This is a great drink recipe to use as a base for making a punch, so if your family has a favorite jello flavor like strawberry, substitute your favorite flavor of jello instead of the peach. I know that many people add extra sugar to their Slush Punch recipes, but it’s sweet enough for me as is. If you like a sweeter punch then add sugar. Equally if it’s too sweet for you, then add extra water to lighten the flavor.
For a decorative touch, serve this in a punch bowl with slices of lemons or oranges without the seeds. Or for convenience, pour the Peach Slush Punch into a gallon pitcher. The juices do settle after a while, so we always leave a spoon close by for mixing the punch up before it’s poured.
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In a one gallon pitcher, mix the peach jello with a cup of water to dissolve. Add the pineapple juice, and frozen orange juice and lemonade concentrate. Mix everything well. Fill the pitcher to the top with water to make the mixture a full gallon.
Pour the Peach Slush Punch mixture into zip top bags that are freezer safe. Place the bags in the freezer. If you are worried that the bags may leak, place them in a bowl or metal baking pan.
Allow the mixture to partially freeze (if it freezes solid remove it to thaw a little) and then add it to a punch bowl. Pour the entire 2 liter Sprite over the top.
If this mixture is too sweet, add a little more water. If it’s not sweet enough then add a little sugar. We don’t add any sugar.
This mixture needs to be stirred well before serving as the juices will settle to the bottom of the punch bowl or pitcher.
If you have leftover punch, store it in the refrigerator.