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Witches Brew Dry Ice Punch

Witches BrewWitches Brew Recipe with Floating Hand


  • 1 quart lime sherbert
  • 1 2-Liter Lemon Lime Soda
  • Prepared cherry drink mix, lemon lime soda or cranberry juice

Other Necessary Items:

  • Dry Ice (For the Continental Carbonic location nearest you click here.)
  • 1 rubber glove
  • 1 large cauldron (found at any local craft or party supply store)
  • 1 smaller plastic bowl that will fit inside the large cauldron. Our recommendation is to have at least 1 inch space between the bowls.
  • 1 large spoon

To Create the Floating Hand:

Rinse the outside of one rubber glove. Turn the glove inside out and carefully fill with your choice of beverage; prepared cherry drink mix, lemon lime soda or cranberry juice. Tie the top of the glove securely with kitchen twine or string. Either place in a cooler full of dry ice until frozen or place in the freezer for several hours until completely frozen.

To Create the Witches Brew Dry Ice Punch:

Place the smaller bowl inside the large cauldron. Drop spoonful's of sherbert into the smaller bowl until all of the sherbert has been transferred out of the original container. Pour the lemon-lime soda over the sherbert and stir.

Using tongs and gloves, carefully place chunks of dry ice in the large cauldron on the outside of the smaller bowl.

For effect prior to serving, carefully cut the rubber glove away from the frozen hand. Place the frozen hand in the Witches Brew. In addition, add warm or hot water to the dry ice in the cauldron to increase the fog effect for a spooky Halloween punch. As the water cools, add more hot water to maintain the fog effect. As a rule of thumb, one pound of dry ice will create 2-3 minutes of fog effect. The hotter the water, the more fog, but the quicker dissipation of the dry ice.

Be sure to stir the Witches Brew right before servicing as the sherbert will rise to the top.

CAUTION: DO NOT let the dry ice come in contact with the punch! If the dry ice comes into contact with the punch, tiny chips may flake off and burn the throats of those drinking the punch. Please be careful! Make sure to follow all dry ice safe handling precautions.

Also download our flyer outlining Halloween Dry Ice Safety to the right for more information about dry ice safety.

dry ice safety tips
Dry Ice Safety Tips