This is a popular recipe for a great adult holiday beverage that we like to make and enjoy around friends. Unfortunately, this year we will have to cut it in half or even by a quarter to enjoy ourselves.
1/4 cup of sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1 quart vanilla ice cream, softened
6 cups of orange juice
1/4 cup of lemon
1 quart (4 cups) ginger ale, Chilled
Ice Ring (optional)
Ground nutmeg (optional)
Stick cinnamon (optional)
Beat eggs on low speed of electric mixer till blended. Add sugar and spices. Beat at medium speed till sugar is dissolved. On low speed beat in softened ice cream. Add the juices. Cover and chill. To serve, pour the ice cream mixture into a large punch bowl. Slowly pour in ginger ale, stirring with an up and-down motion. Add ice ring to punch bowl, if desired. For each serving , sprinkle nutmeg atop and a cinnamon stirrer, if desired. Makes 17 cups.
*Ice ring: Arrange orange slices in bottom of a small ring mold. Fill with cold water. Freeze till firm. Unmold onto plate; slip ring gently into punch bowl.