Halloween witches brew

    40 min

    A must every Halloween - this recipe is great fun! A fake hand is frozen in a rubber glove and then presented in a bucket or glass punch bowl. Dress the hand up with a few Halloween gimmicks like spiders.

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    Serves: 16 

    • 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 

    1. 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.
    2. 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.
    3. 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.
    4. 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.

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    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