By Gloria Pitzer, as shared in her 1994, homemade, Christmas card*


1-pint vanilla ice cream, softened

1 small box instant vanilla pudding

1-pint milk

1 TB nutmeg

1 TB rum extract

16-oz Vernor’s golden gingerale (not Canada Dry)


With electric beaters on medium speed, combine all ingredients, as listed, in a punch bowl. Serves 12-15 nicely. Keep tightly covered and refrigerated to use in a few days, making it up ahead of time.

*I also shared the above recipe (November 30, 2020) on-the-air with Kathy Keene and her “Good Neighbor” audience (WHBY in Appleton, WI).

See also…

Mondays & Memories of My Mom – Holiday Cards Share Kindness

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Hi! I'm Laura Emerich and Gloria Pitzer, the ORIGINAL Secret Recipe Detective, is my mom. This website is lovingly dedicated to her memory and legacy.

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