Halloween witches brew
- 300g (11 oz) frozen raspberries, thawed
- 600ml (1 pt) cranberry juice
- 14g powdered gelatine
- 2L (3 1/2 pt) ginger ale
- 2L (3 1/2 pt) sparkling apple juice (non-alcoholic)
- 6 Gummi snakes
Prep:30min › Cook:10min › Ready in:40min
- To make the frozen hand: Wash and rinse the outside of a rubber glove. Turn glove inside out and set aside. In a 1 litre measuring jug, combine the thawed raspberries and cranberry juice.
- Pour half of the raspberry mixture into a small saucepan. Sprinkle the gelatine over and let stand 2 minutes. Warm over low heat, stirring constantly, just until gelatine dissolves. Mix back into the reserved raspberry mixture in the measuring jug.
- Pour raspberry mixture into the inverted glove. Gather up the top of the glove and tie securely with kitchen string. Freeze until solid, or several days if possible.
- To serve: Carefully cut rubber glove away from frozen hand. Place frozen hand, palm side up, leaning against side of a large punch bowl. Pour in ginger ale and sparkling cider. Garnish with Gummi snakes.
great recipe the gelatin keeps the hands from melting, a hit at a party. - 07 Aug 2008
The taste of the punch was good and very easy to throw together although the hand did not work out for me so I'm only rating this 4 stars. I followed the directions as written and ended up with enough raspberry mixture to fill 2 gloves. I froze them for 2 full days and while I was removing the glove a finger on each hand broke off. The kids thought it was still cool to have the chopped off finger floating in the punch bowl with the hand missing a finger. Very Halloween! I think next time I will just freeze water and make an ice hand. I hope they edit the recipe to indicate "latex free" glove. I used vinyl because you just never know who could have an allergy. - 07 Aug 2008
This made a great visual impact but no one liked the actual flavour of the punch. I spent hours making the hand only to throw the whole lot out. In this day and age, it's an incredible waste of food. 5 stars for visual impact but 0 for flavour. If I were to do this again, I would use different ingredients. Also, in the picture above, why is the punch red and the hand white? If you follow the recipe it's the other way around. - 07 Nov 2011