December 16, 2011

Southern Coffee Punch

Sing a round with me...

Most gatherings at holiday times are lifted with songs in a spirited way; growing up at our house was no exception.

There is a commercial currently airing on TV that is precious yet the song itself reminds me of our many late night attempts of caroling around town.

The lyrics (after a bowl of punch) goes something like this:


Fleas naughty dog,
There's fleas on your dad,
Fleas naughty dog,
Protect us and the fleas from your dad.

I want to wish you a Merry Christmas,
I want to wish you a Merry Christmas,
I want to wish you a Merry Christmas,
From the bottom of my heart.

Police car ahead,
Police got my dad,
Police go ahead,
Protect us from the policeman's dad
.


This punch is similar to many and as the recipe varies in ingredients, so does the name. My favorite around Christmas is Santa's Helper as I'm sure if you leave a mug of this out on the eve, the big guy will not only get a jolt of goodness but just maybe you'll get something extra under the tree.

Enjoy!

Southern Coffee Punch

8 cups strong, warm coffee
1 gallon vanilla bean ice cream
one-fifth Jim Beam Bourbon or your favorite
Whipping cream if desired

Allow ice cream to soften a bit and mix with the warm coffee. Stir in the bourbon and fold in desired whipped cream. Place in a punch bowl.

Alternative: Ladle punch into cups, add a dollop of whipped cream, a candy cane if desired and serve.

3 comments :

  1. Well since I can't sing... I'll skip the song and take the bowl with me lol Merry Christmas Drick, have a wonderful holiday!

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  2. Oh yummy and perfect for this cold winter weather!
    Hope you're enjoying your holiday season and having lot's of good times spreading good cheer with all the delicious dishes coming out of your kitchen;-)

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  3. Coffee punch...no way, heaven as far as I am concerned! I have been deprived, but no longer :)

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