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White Christmas Punch Recipe: Creamy And Delicious

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Happy Holidays! Are you hosting a party or expecting a gathering of friends and family for the holidays? Instead of fussing over individual cocktails, let’s make your life easy with a delightful punch that everyone will love. White Christmas Punch is a popular choice, but I have a secret ingredient that takes it to the next level—creme of coconut!

This creamy and delicious punch is not only easy to make but also a crowd favorite.

With this recipe, you can skip the role of a bartender and proudly present a punch bowl filled with this delectable concoction, allowing your guests to help themselves.

Let’s dive into the details and make your holiday celebration a breeze!

white Christmas punch

Equipment You’ll Need

To create this festive punch, gather the following equipment:

  • 1 Punch Bowl
  • 1 Ladle
  • 1 Bundt Pan or Jello Mold (optional)

Ingredients for White Christmas Punch

white Christmas punch ingredients

For the punch itself, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Hot Water
  • 6 TB Evaporated Milk
  • 1 Tsp Almond Extract
  • 1/2 Gallon Vanilla Ice Cream
  • 1 Can Cream of Coconut
  • 1 Liter Lemon Lime Soda
  • 1 Cup White Rum

For garnishing the punch bowl and ice ring, you’ll also need:

  • 2 TB White Corn Syrup
  • 1/2 Cup Shredded Coconut
  • 2 Cups Fresh Cranberries (for the ice ring)
  • 6 Sprigs Rosemary (optional, for the ice ring)

Creating the Perfect Ice Ring

cranberry ice ring for white Christmas punch

To make your punch look special and serve the dual purpose of keeping it cold, consider crafting an ice ring. Follow these steps:

  1. Fill a bundt pan or jello mold with Sprite or water.
  2. Add sliced fruits or berries of your choice for added flavor and visual appeal.
  3. Place the pan or mold in the freezer and allow it to freeze completely.
  4. Once the ice ring is frozen, remove it from the mold and transfer it to a plate or platter.
  5. Ensure the cranberries and rosemary sprigs are evenly distributed around the ring for a visually pleasing effect.
  6. You can prepare the ice ring well in advance or even overnight to save time on the day of your party.
  7. When it’s time to serve, set the frozen ring on the counter for a few minutes to loosen or dip it in a bath of hot water.
  8. Finally, place the ice ring in the punch bowl and let it float while serving.

Festive Ice Cubes for an Extra Touch

In addition to the ice ring, you can make festive ice cubes to enhance the presentation of your punch. Here’s how:

  1. Take an ice cube tray and fill each compartment with a couple of cranberries and a small sprig of rosemary.
  2. Fill the tray with water and place it in the freezer.
  3. You can prepare these ice cubes well ahead of time and store them in the freezer until your party.
  4. Pop these cranberry and rosemary-filled ice cubes into your guests’ glasses for an extra touch of holiday cheer.

Garnishing the Punch Bowl

Consider garnishing it with a snowy touch to make your punch bowl visually appealing and resemble a winter wonderland. Here’s how:

  1. Pour a small amount of light corn syrup into a dish.
  2. Use a basting brush to lightly paint the rim of the punch bowl with corn syrup.
  3. Sprinkle shredded coconut over the edges of the bowl, allowing it to stick to the syrup.
  4. The coconut resembles snow, adding a delightful touch to your presentation.

Assembling Your White Christmas Punch

Now that you have all the elements ready, it’s time to put everything together and create a punch that embodies the spirit of a White Christmas. Follow these instructions:

  1. In a small pan, combine the sugar and hot water. Heat the mixture while stirring occasionally until the sugar completely dissolves. Set it aside to cool.
  2. In a separate mixing bowl, combine the evaporated milk, almond extract, a can of cream of coconut, and one cup of white rum. Stir well to ensure all the ingredients are thoroughly combined.
  3. Pour the mixture into the punch bowl, creating the base for your punch.
  4. Add scoops of vanilla ice cream to the punch bowl and gently mash them with a potato masher. This step will incorporate the creaminess and frothiness into the punch.
  5. Slowly pour the lemon-lime soda into the punch bowl, stirring the mixture gently to maintain the frothy texture.
  6. If desired, garnish the punch bowl with the previously prepared ice ring, allowing it to float atop the punch.
  7. Alternatively, serve the punch with the festive cranberry and rosemary-filled ice cubes to keep it chilled without diluting the flavor.
  8. Optionally, you can also add the punch bowl garnish for an extra touch. Paint the top edge of the bowl with corn syrup and sprinkle shredded coconut around the rim, resembling a snow-covered landscape.
  9. Clean up any syrup drippings and remove any fallen coconut from the bowl for a clean and neat presentation.

Presenting Your Festive Punch

To showcase your White Christmas Punch as the centerpiece of your table, follow these presentation tips:

white Christmas punch
  1. Place the punch bowl in the middle of your table, acting as the focal point of your decor.
  2. Surround the punch bowl with all the delicious food you’ve prepared, creating an inviting spread.
  3. Set an ice bucket filled with the previously prepared festive ice cubes near the punch bowl.
  4. Position glasses nearby, allowing your guests to help themselves easily.
  5. Finally, don’t forget to place a ladle in the punch bowl, enabling your guests to serve themselves.
white Christmas punch in punch cups with cranberries


Congratulations! You have successfully prepared a Very Merry White Christmas punch that will delight your guests and make your holiday party stress-free.

With its creamy texture, delightful flavors, and beautiful presentation, this punch captures the essence of the holiday season. It’s also a perfect choice for a themed White Christmas cocktail!

So go ahead and send out those invitations, prepare some easy appetizers, put on some Bing Crosby tunes, ladle yourself a glass of punch, and have yourself a truly festive and enjoyable celebration. Cheers to a delightful holiday season!

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White Christmas Punch

JoAnne Nardella
Creamy white punch made with White Rum, 7-Up, Cream of Coconut and Vanilla Ice Cream. Served in a punch bowl and garnished with cranberries it is the perfect drink for your holiday party – it looks beautiful and festive and taste even better!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
1 day
Course Drinks
Servings 25



  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Hot Water
  • 6 TB Evaporated Milk
  • 1 Tsp Almond Extract
  • 1/2 Gallon Vanilla Ice Cream
  • 1 Can Cream of Coconut
  • 1/2 Liter Lemon Lime Soda Add more to taste
  • 1 Cup White Rum

Garnish For Punch Bowl

  • 2 TB White Corn Syrup
  • 1/2 Cup Shredded Coconut

Garnish For Ice Ring

  • 2 Cups Fresh Cranberries
  • 6 Sprigs Rosemary Optional
  • 1/2 Liter Lemon Lime Soda Only fill your bundt pan 1/3 of the way so it's not too large


  • Add sugar and water to small pan
  • Heat stirring occasionally until sugar dissolves
  • Set aside to cool
  • Add milk, extract, can of coconut cream and one cup rum and stir
  • Pour in punch bowl
  • Add ice cream scoops to punch and mash with a potato masher
  • Slowly add soda stirring mixture gently
  • Garnish if desired

Ice Ring Garnish

  • Fill bundt pan generously with cranberries and rosemary sprigs
  • Fill not quite half way with water or lemon lime soda – if using soda there should be the perfect amount to use some for the ring and the rest in the punch
  • Place in freezer and make sure the sprigs of rosemary and cranberries are evenly distributed around the ring so it's pretty when it freezes
  • Make way ahead of time or as late as the night before
  • Set frozen pan on counter for a few minutes to loosen or dip in bath of hot water
  • Place in punch and serve

Punch Bowl Garnish (Optional)

  • Paint the top edge of your punch bowl with corn syrup
  • Push small amounts of shredded coconut all around the rim
  • Clean up syrup drippings and remove any fallen coconut from bowl
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