I make this with Splenda, sugar-free jello and Diet Squirt. It's perfect for those who can't have sugar and those of us who are watching our carbs and calories. When I do make it with sugar, I only use 1- 1 1/2 cups, or it's too sweet for our taste. It's become an instant family favorite and gets requested by my kids for their birthdays even. This is a great punch, just allow extra time for freezing. I follow the suggestion of dividing the punch into 2- 1 gallon freezer Ziploc bags that I place on a sheetcake pan in my freezer until frozen. I have never had to wait for the punch to cool before pouring it, by doing it this way. I take 1 bag of punch out of the freezer an hour or so before serving and with it in my punch bowl, I scrape it with a metal spatula to make a consistent slush when the 2 liter is added. I've also sat it in my sink for an hour and let it thaw a bit on its own and/or microwaved it for a minute or so to get it to the consistency I wanted. If you forget to get it out beforehand or have unexpected company, just throw it in the microwave and it'll be ready in no time. This is very good with Gingerale as well. Feel free to change up the jello flavors, I tried Wild Strawberry and Cherry combined for an extra treat. I have made this for over 5 years now (updated 7/18/08) and everyone loves and requests it for all holidays and my Christmas cookie exchange. If I could give it more than 5 stars, I would! :)
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I make this with Splenda, sugar-free jello and Diet Squirt. It's perfect for those who can't...