Coffee Punch

Have you ever made a big pot of coffee and then everyone changed their mind and went for something cold instead? And who wants to throw out a perfectly beautiful pot of fresh-brewed coffee? Well, here’s what you do. Pull out some of those plastic ice trays and fill them up with the leftovers and freeze them. Later, move the frozen coffee cubes into zip locks. Then when you want to wow everyone with a crazy wonderful coffee punch, you can pull them out and use this recipe. I have never worried too much about the exact quantities here, just make it and taste it as you go. I was making this long before I had ever heard of a Starbucks frappuccino, though it is in a different category all together.

Take a pot of freshly brewed coffee that you have cooled down, and combine it with 1 1/2 cups milk, 1/3 cup sugar, 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla, and 3/4 tsp. nutmeg.  Set aside and whip up a cup of whipping cream. Take out your punch bowl and scoop out a pint of premium vanilla ice cream into the bowl in small scoops. Pour the coffee mixture over it, and add two trays of coffee ice cubes. Stir it gently and then top it with the dollops of whipping cream.

I’m telling you, if you serve this, you don’t have to even think about dessert. I’ve never tried to make a light version, but I’m sure it could be done. It’s the bee’s knees.

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16 thoughts on “Coffee Punch

  1. Thanks Mrs. Wilson! I am going to try this tomorrow. I am having a birthday party for my sister in law. What a fun summer treat!

  2. A woman at our church makes something very much like this for all of the baby showers that she hosts. I’m pretty sure that hers calls for vanilla ice cream, but she also throws in several scoops of chocolate. Soooo delish! I will have to try your recipe though…the vanilla and nutmeg sound quite heavenly! :-)

  3. I think this is the recipe Katie Hurt uses for showers. It’s one of the reasons I love her.

  4. So clever and inventive! I freeze my coffee in ice cube trays and then use it to make iced coffee…but i NEVER would have come up with that! THANK YOU!!

  5. Now this is what I call good timing. I was already thinking towards a fancy coffee drink for the shower I’m hosting on Wednesday (Moscow residents, take note!), but this would sure streamline things.

  6. I remember when Nancy made this punch 15 or so years ago and I copied the recipe…it’s a real winner ladies…way better than Starbucks!

  7. Thanks for this recipe many years ago, Nancy. It is a Providence ladies’ favorite. And it makes Megan Oki love me! Truly a bonus.

  8. We are hosting our church at the end of July; and this will make a great late afternoon punch! most everyone here is WA loves coffee and iced at that…all year :) Perfect for a large group. THANKS for posting so i can be ready. Being so close to ID, i hope to make it your way and meet you some day. your books and website have been extremely helpful and encouraging to me as a pastor’s wife!

  9. Ok, Claire R. made it for us at a recent baby shower, and did a fantastic job because it was absolutely delicious!!

  10. My husband is turning 40 at the end of this month and we were planning on a little party for him and I was just wondering what kind of perfect punch to make.

    This.is.it. Oh dear. Must I share it? It looks fab! I will need to make it decaf so that my 7 kiddos can get a cup too. Or wait…if I make it caffeinated they can’t have it and there’ll be more for me! Muahahahaha.

    I’m just a *great* mom :-)

  11. I’ve been looking for a good iced coffee recipe for a baby shower I’m hosting later this week; I do believe I’ve found it! Thanks for sharing!

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