About 4 Quarts

ingredients

  • 4 cups half-and-half cream, divided
  • 6 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg, optional
  • 4 cups whipping cream
  • 6 to 8 cups lemon-lime soda, chilled+
  • 6 to 8 cups lemon-lime soda, chilled
  • 1 quart vanilla ice cream
  • 1/2 cup chopped maraschino cherries

directions

In a saucepan, combine 2 cups half-and-half cream, eggs and sugar. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture reaches 160 degrees F or is thick enough to coat a metal spoon, about 9 minutes.

Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla, nutmeg if desired and remaining half-and-half. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.

Pour into a punch bowl. Stir in whipping cream and soda. Top with scoops of ice cream and sprinkle with cherries. Serve immediately.

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Recipe reprinted by permission of Reiman Publications, LLC. © 2002. All rights reserved.

RecID 4998

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