Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Cooking Thursday

I told you I had some recipes to share from the bridal shower last week.  This is one that was an absolute hit.  This is a coffee slush punch.  It was so good and refreshing!  The funny thing is, there were several people there, including me who didn't like coffee, but we all loved this.  It's perfect for an occasion like this, and it's a bonus that it can be made ahead of time and then just taken out to thaw.  Another bonus is that any that's left over can be refrozen and used later.

Cafe Des' Amies Punch

3 cups strong coffee
2 cups sugar
1 pint half and half
1 quart milk
2 teaspoons vanilla

Stir together and freeze.  Take out of freezer several hours before you need it; it will take more time if it's frozen in a big block, less if in a shallow pan.  Enjoy!

* I double this recipe to make enough for one punch bowl.


Mildred said...

I can tell that I would become addicted to this!!!! lol
This sounds so good and I do love coffee and half and half!
Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Betsy Brock said...

Pinning this! Yum!

Joyful said...

That does sound and look yummy!

Mari said...

This is just perfect for summer's arrival!

Mari said...

This is just perfect for summer's arrival!

Kelly-Anne said...

Hmmm...this looks so very delicious, dear Mari! I love coffee warm or cold, so I am sure I would enjoy this recipe! I might just have to try it when summer comes along!
Have a blessed day!

Linda E said...

Everyone knows what a coffee lover I am, so would surely enjoy. Easy made is my 'thing'! Happy Thursday.

Brooke said...


Stephanie said...

The punch sounds fabulous and so different from the typical punch made with fruit juice and Ginger Ale :) Have a great day!

Simply Linda said...

Oh my!!!! I would like that. Blessings

Terri said...

This sounds great for a certain shower in the future!

Ceil said...

Hi Mari! I LOVE coffee, so I think this is a winner for me. I sort of looks like a frappucchino? I'm going to copy this down. I'm having lots of family coming through in the next month, this looks like a wonderful thing to serve on a warm afternoon :)
You always have the greatest recipes!

Patsy said...

I drink ice coffee all year around and know this would be good. Have a good day!

Carrie B. said...

Yummy! this sounds right up my alley!! And I do love coffee - but a coffee slushy...better yet!!

Thanks for sharing Mari. xoxo


I am not one to drink coffee....but I think I'd kinda like this.

Wondering instead of milk and vanilla if you could just add ice cream or vanilla yogurt as a substitute choice.

It LOOKS yummy too,.

Sally said...

That looks absolutely wonderful. I'm a one cup instant coffee drinker in the morning. But, sometimes I drink one at night; it helps me to get sleepy. No one believes me, but it's true. :)


Heart2Heart said...


I'm passing this along to my daughter. I know she will LOVE It, she loves anything that has coffee in it. Me? I'm just a plain old hot cup of coffee person in the morning.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Jenny said...

This sounds fantastic. I may keep a gallon or two on hand at all times. You know, for emergencies. xoxo

Kimberly Hoyt said...

I do love coffee and this sounds soooo good. Am pinning it to make next summer! :)

Bethany Carson said...

I'm not very much into coffee, but this looks like it has more milk and sugar than coffee in it...and I do love milk and sugar, so this might work for me!