Mocha Punch – It’s a Family Tradition!

by Alli

Mocha Punch is, hands down, my most requested punch recipe ever!  I’ve been making it for years and it’s my family’s favorite beverage!  As a matter of fact, not only is this punch a favorite, but it has become a Thanksgiving and Christmas tradition.  And, the base is made the day before and refrigerated overnight.  Easy.

So many people have asked for this recipe over the years. My sister also serves it on Christmas morning and several of her teacher friends serve it too. Once you try it, you’ll love it!

My mocha punch is always a big hit at parties, as well.  I usually have to double or triple the recipe. Now, if only someone would make pre-scooped ice cream, it would be so much easier to triple this favorite.

Someone once said that this punch tastes like a frappuccino but better. I totally agree! Try it the next time you host a gathering and let me know what you think. 

Mocha Punch is a family tradition for holidays and special occasiona

Every Thanksgiving and Christmas morning you will find me (in addition to preparing for the BIG meal) in the kitchen baking cinnamon rolls. I cheat.  I make delicious crescent roll cinnamon rolls and toss a few flecks of flour on my face and down the front of my shirt and proceed to make the mocha punch.

Ain’t nobody got time to make cinnamon rolls from scratch (the kind that has to rise) AND host Christmas lunch for the entire family.

And every year, a few days before Thanksgiving and Christmas, the phone calls and texts come pouring in from my grown children with this one question, “You ARE making THE punch this year, right?”  As if.

I always make THE punch and cinnamon rolls for Thanksgiving and Christmas.  It’s the breakfast of champions!  And it’s a tradition.

Mocha Punch is what I serve on Thanksgiving and Christmas mornings

How to Make Mocha Punch (it’s so easy!)

Bring water to a boil. Remove from the heat and add Nestle Chocolate Nesquik, sugar, and coffee. Mix well and let cool a little before pouring into a glass or plastic container. Refrigerate overnight or at least four hours. 

Thirty minutes before serving, scoop the chocolate and vanilla ice cream into a punch bowl. Remove the chocolate mixture from the refrigerator and give it a good stir. Carefully pour the mixture over the ice cream. 

Mix gently a few times but don’t overmix. You don’t want the ice cream to melt completely. 

 

Mocha Punch – It’s a Family Tradition!

Mocha Punch – It’s a Family Tradition!

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes

My entire family (including the grandkids) love this punch. I make the base of the punch the night before and add the ice cream right before serving. This punch is creamy and tastes like a huge frappuccino - only better!

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 quarts water
  • ½ cup Nestle Nesquik (chocolate flavor powdered)
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup instant coffee granules (I use decaf so my grands can partake)
  • ½ gallon vanilla ice cream
  • ½ gallon chocolate ice cream

Instructions

  1. The night (or at least 4 hours) before serving, bring water to a boil in a saucepan. Remove from heat and add Nesquik, sugar and coffee. Mix well, pour into a glass or plastic container and place in refrigerator.
  2. Thirty minutes before serving, scoop the chocolate and vanilla ice cream into a punch bowl. Remove the Nesquik mixture from the fridge and give it a good stir and pour over ice cream.
  3. Mix gently but don't over mix until the ice cream melts - just once or twice. We like it better before the ice cream completely melts. Store leftovers (never happens to me) in freezer and thaw a few minutes before serving.
  4. NOTE: This recipe makes an entire (regular size) punch bowl full.
Nutrition Information
Yield 20 Serving Size 6 oz.
Amount Per Serving Calories 265Total Fat 12gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 41mgSodium 118mgCarbohydrates 37gFiber 1gSugar 32gProtein 4g

Did you make this recipe?

Please leave a comment on the blog or share a photo on Facebook

What do you serve for breakfast on Christmas Day?

 


You May Also Like:

Salted Caramel Cinnamon Roll Latte

When the girls stop by for coffee and chitchat, I serve Salted Caramel Cinnamon roll Lattes. These are so easy to make and they are delicious.

25 Delicious Copycat Starbucks Recipes

25 Copycat Starbucks Coffee Recipes

Crescent Roll Cinnamon Rolls

Crescent Roll Cinnamon Rolls

31 comments

Melinda October 31, 2012 - 8:47 pm

yes and she got me making it every year too. my family loves it. 🙂

Reply
Alli November 1, 2012 - 11:09 am

Thanks, Melinda! Isn’t it the best punch in the world? And for some strange reason I only make it during the holiday season. I know it would be awesome during the rest of the year, too, especially in the summer! 🙂

Reply
Marilyn October 23, 2013 - 9:06 pm

OMG this sounds delish! Pinned for later! 😀

Reply
Alli October 24, 2013 - 7:17 am

Marilyn, thanks for pinning my punch! It is delicious and so easy to make. I like that it’s basically done the night before. I’m all about easy.

Reply
Kim @ Exquisitely Unremarkable October 23, 2013 - 9:22 pm

Alli, this looks sooo super yummy!! I am totally pinning this for the holiday season! We used to do eggnog, but I think we are ready for a change in tradition~ thanks!

Reply
Alli October 24, 2013 - 7:16 am

Kim, it’s my go-to punch at Christmas and Thanksgiving. Hope you love it as much as my family does.

Reply
Sami October 23, 2013 - 9:27 pm

Yes, to answer your question, I will be serving this on Thanksgiving 🙂
Love it! I also appreciate that you use decaf, I think that’s a great idea.

Reply
Alli October 24, 2013 - 7:11 am

Hope you enjoy it and that it becomes a family tradition at your house, as well!

Reply
Denyse @ Glitter, Glue & Paint October 23, 2013 - 9:29 pm

That looks really, YUM!!!

Reply
Jen @ West Street Story October 24, 2013 - 8:48 am

This does sound delicious! Have you ever tried a warm version of any sort? I could see my family wanting a warm, toasty version, but not sure how I would do that! Thoughts based on your experience?

Reply
Alli October 24, 2013 - 2:22 pm

I haven’t tried a warm version. It’s something to think about! I just always serve it with fresh from the oven cinnamon rolls and everyone loves it. Of course, we live in the south. I’ll try to think up a warm version and will let you know what I come up with. Thanks for the idea!

Reply
Jeanette October 24, 2013 - 9:56 am

We have family coming this weekend. I’ll make it for everyone. It sounds yummy!

Reply
Alli October 24, 2013 - 2:20 pm

It is yummy. My grand kids can’t get enough. And it’s so good paired with cinnamon rolls.

Reply
kendra kay October 24, 2013 - 10:29 am

amazing! i have one that calls for half n half (and too much at that) so i don’t make it much- but this one doesn’t have that and it has quik and chocolate ice cream which are different from mine and seem to be a little nicer to the waistline. this is wonderful! thanks alli!

Reply
Alli October 24, 2013 - 2:19 pm

You’re welcome. I’ve even made it with low carb ice cream or low fat ice cream. It all works! 🙂

Reply
Amanda Smith October 24, 2013 - 4:41 pm

Oh my yum! What a great idea!! My mouth is watering.

Reply
Alli October 24, 2013 - 9:50 pm

Thanks for stopping by. It is so yummy. Wish I had some right now.

Reply
Paula@SweetPea October 26, 2013 - 9:12 am

Oh, boy does this look good!

Reply
Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai November 21, 2013 - 1:17 pm

I saw this recipe featured in the Stress-Less thanksgiving Series by Shirley over at Intelligent Domestication, and I just had to come check it out! This looks so amazing. I will be giving this a try. Pinned! 🙂

~Lorelai
Life With Lorelai

Reply
Alli November 21, 2013 - 9:32 pm

We have mocha punch and cinnamon rolls every Thanksgiving and Christmas mornings. We love it. I hope you do, too.

Reply
Leena Lanteigne December 17, 2013 - 9:26 pm

This sounds so good! I love mocha and it has ice cream too? Be still my heart! Love it! Merry Christmas! Hugs, Leena

Reply
Alli December 17, 2013 - 9:34 pm

It’s our family’s favorite! I hope you enjoy it.

Reply
Microwave Green Beans and Mocha Punch | Intelligent Domestications November 2, 2016 - 12:03 pm

[…] has a free printable Mocha Punch recipe here. This punch is delicious and will really impress your […]

Reply
12 Christmas Traditions | Intelligent Domestications December 6, 2016 - 4:00 am

[…] Mocha Punch – It’s a Family Tradition! from Alli at An Alli Event […]

Reply
Family Christmas Traditions | The Kolb Corner December 6, 2016 - 4:01 am

[…] Mocha Punch – It’s a Family Tradition! from Alli at An Alli Event […]

Reply
12 Days of Christmas - Day 6: 12 Christmas Traditions | The TipToe Fairy December 6, 2016 - 4:02 am

[…] Mocha Punch – It’s a Family Tradition! from Alli at An Alli Event […]

Reply
Christmas Traditions - 12 Days of Christmas - Day 6 - Life With Lorelai December 6, 2016 - 4:06 am

[…] Mocha Punch – It’s a Family Tradition! from Alli at An Alli Event […]

Reply
12 Days of Christmas Ideas - Family Christmas Traditions December 6, 2016 - 5:13 am

[…] Mocha Punch – It’s a Family Tradition! from Alli at An Alli Event […]

Reply
12 Christmas Traditions - Twelve On Main December 6, 2016 - 6:01 am

[…] Mocha Punch – It’s a Family Tradition! from Alli at An Alli Event […]

Reply
Tara Stringer January 10, 2020 - 11:49 am

Just to clarify, this calls for powdered Nestle Nesquik? (Not syrup?)

Reply
Alli January 10, 2020 - 3:44 pm

You’re correct. I’ll add it to the recipe to make sure no one else is confused. Thanks so much!

Reply

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

shares