Saturday, October 18, 2008
No simple punch would do for a Halloween party! Check out our Ghoul Aid. It's an eyeball ice cube paired with your favorite red soda or punch. Wanna have one at your party? Here's how to do it:
Eyeball Ice Ring
Round-bottom bowl or round lettuce-crisper lid
Red lace candy
Favorite dark-red punch or soft drink
Balance the round-bottom bowl or lettuce crisper lid inside another bowl with a flat bottom. Slice the kiwi fruit horizontially about 3/8-inch-thick. Cut out white center of the fruit; discard. Place the kiwi in the center of the bowl.
Cut a 3/8-inch-thick slice off the end of a pitted black olive. Place olive slice in the center of opening of the kiwi with the rounded tip touching the bowl. Place chunk pineapple pieces along the edge of the kiwi to create the iris of the eye.
Cut random lengths of red lace candy, leaving them long enough to extend over the edges of the bowl. Carefully place the red lace along the sides of the bowl, touching the pineapple at the bottom and extending over the edges of the bowl at the top.
Place the stacked bowls on the freezer shelf. Very slowly pour water into the bowl until the bowl is one-third full. Freeze for 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until ice forms a firm layer and begins to turn white on the edges.
Add additional water to fill the bowl to within 1 1/2 inches from the top. Freeze 4 to 6 mores hours or overnight.
Dip the bottom of the ice-ring bowl into a sink of warm water. Then slip the ice ring out of the bowl and place it in the punch.
I assure you, this ice ring puts the punch in the party!
Posted by Jamie Lott at 9:00 PM