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April Showers Bring May Weddings: So Let’s Make Punch!



How about a luscious Cappuccino Punch? Your guests will adore this creamy, rich, mocha punch with it’s silky, smooth texture. Mix up a batch and ‘wow’ your shower and wedding guests!

This recipe and other wonderful punch recipes can be found in First Security’s What’s Cookin’ Cookbook in the ‘Appetizers & Beverages’ section and the ‘Tasty Traditions’ section.


CAPPUCCINO PUNCH using Yarnell's ice cream

Prep Time: Prepare ahead at least 1 hour for coffee syrup
Mix Time: 15 minutes
Servings: Sixteen (1 cup) servings

1 cup boiling water
¼ cup instant coffee
½ cup sugar
2 quarts milk
1 quart vanilla ice cream, softened
1 quart chocolate ice cream, softened



  1. Prepare ahead coffee syrup at least 1 hour. Can be prepared ahead overnight.
  2. To make coffee syrup: In a small bowl or jar, combine coffee, sugar, and boiling water.
  3. Stir until dissolved.
  4. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, overnight or at least 1 hour.
  5. In a 1 gallon punch bowl, pour coffee mixture just before serving.
  6. Stir in milk.
  7. Add scoops of ice cream. Stir until melted.
    Serve and enjoy!

Nutritional Information:
Calories: 229
Calories from Fat: 94
Carbohydrates: 29.2 grams
Sodium: 115 milligrams

Wedding Punch Idea- CAPPUCCINO PUNCH

Here’s some other great punch recipes from our First Security “What’s Cookin’ Cookbook”:


Prep Time: Punch base can be frozen overnight.
Mix Time: 15 minutes
Servings: Thirty Five (1 cup) servings

2 (46 ounce) cans pineapple juice
1 can frozen pink lemonade, undiluted
4 cups sugar
Two (2 liters) ginger ale


  1. Combine juice, lemonade, and sugar.
  2. Freeze until ready to use. (Can be frozen in plastic zipper bags.)
  3.  In a large punch bowl, place frozen mixture.
  4.  Pour ginger ale over frozen mixture.
  5.  Stir until melted and mixed.

* You can add paste food coloring to change color of punch.
* Do not thaw punch base before mixing.

Nutritional Information:
Calories: 177
Calories from Fat: 1
Carbohydrates: 45.7 grams
Sodium: 10 milligrams



Prep Time: 15 minutes
Servings: Sixteen (1 cup) servings

1 Tablespoon instant tea
One (6 ounce) package pre-sweetened cherry drink mix
1/3 cup sugar
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
One (46 ounce) can pineapple juice


  1. In a gallon jar or punch bowl, combine instant tea, cherry drink mix, sugar, lemon juice, and pineapple juice.
  2. Add enough water to make a gallon and stir to dissolve tea, drink mix, and sugar.
  3. Serve over ice or use ice ring to chill.

Nutritional Information:
Calories: 90
Calories from Fat: 0
Carbohydrates: 21.8
Sodium: 2

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Employees and customers of First Security Bank have contributed their favorite recipes to What’s Cookin’ at First Security, a cookbook that benefits Arkansas Foodbank. They feature over 2,000 recipes and are available at any First Security Bank location for $20.

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