Homemade Hawaiian Punch

Homemade Hawaiian Punch is the best fruit punch around! This tropical combination of juice is perfect for any occasion, and please taste your taste buds!

When grown up, Hawaiian Punch appeared regularly in our house. It was tasty, sweet, and who doesn't love a bright red fruit punch ?!

Today I show you how to make your own Hawaiian Punch at home. It's as simple as stirring a lot of fruit juice, adding a little sugar and letting it cool in the fridge.

This punch is so good, my kids would rather have the homemade fabric versus the store-bought bottles now. #momwin

Hawaiian Punch Fruit Juice Blend

Currently, the fruits included in the commercially prepared beverages are apple, apricot, guava, orange, papaya, passion fruit and pineapple. This recipe is a little spin on these fruits.

  • Because you can't always find all these fruit juices and nectars in the store.
  • My kids like this combination a lot.

If you want your punch to have a real tropical flavor, swap 1 cup of pineapple juice for mango nectar. I have tried both ways and they are just as delicious.

simple syrup is poured into a jug

How to make homemade Hawaiian punch

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  1. Start by getting a 2.5-quart pitcher. It can be glass, plastic, ceramics, whatever you have on hand.
  2. Then pour the water, pineapple juice, guava nectar, apple juice, orange juice, apricot nectar and sugar into the pot. Stir everything until the sugar has dissolved.
  3. At this point, your punch is ready to drink. If you want the pink Hawaiian Punch color, pour in a little red food color – the liquid kind not gel color. Then give the punch another stir.
  4. Place your jug ​​in the fridge for an hour or two to allow it to cool. This punch is the best when it's nice and cold, but you can also drink right away.

If you are making a large batch for a beverage dispenser, do not add ice because it will water down the punch as it melts. Instead, have your guests fill their glasses with ice and then pour the punch.

red food color is added to a pitcher of juice

Is Hawaiian Punch Good For You?

The store-bought bottles have a lot of added sugar and contain only 5% juice, plus other preservatives. My homemade version adds some sugar to it, but most of the sugar comes naturally from all the juices used to make it.

Bonus: This homemade Hawaiian Punch recipe doesn't have all the extra preservatives that the original punch has.

You can also omit the red food color if you prefer. It tastes the same in both ways.

pitcher with homemade Hawaiian punch

The perfect summer punch

This Hawaiian Punch recipe is perfect for backyard cookouts all summer long. I love serving it along with some grilled chicken, balsamic grilled vegetables, classic macaroni salad and Jalapeno Popper Deviled Egg.

Some of our other favorite summer drinks are homemade Horchata, Strawberry Banana Smoothie and Classic Margaritas.

Homemade Hawaiian Punch

Homemade Hawaiian Punch is the best fruit punch around! This tropical combination of juice is perfect for any occasion, and please taste your taste buds!

Course: Drink

Food: American

Keywords: Hawaiian punch

Servings: 10

Calories: 123kcal

ingredients

  • 4 cups of water
  • 3 cups of pineapple juice
  • 1 1/2 cup guava nectar
  • 1 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1/3 cup apricot nectar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon liquid red food color

Instructions

  • Pour water, juice and sugar into a 2.5-quart jug, and stir until sugar is dissolved.

  • Add red food color to the signature Hawaiian punch color and stir again.

  • Cool in the refrigerator, then serve as is or over ice. This punch tastes better when cooled.

Nutrition

Calories: 123kcal | Carbohydrates: 31 g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated fat: 1 g | Sodium: 11 mg | Potassium: 170 mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 140IU | Vitamin C: 19 mg | Calcium: 19 mg | Iron: 1 mg

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