Floating Hand Punch

Serve a Halloween punch recipe guests will remember with the help of a little tonic water, a plastic glove, and a black light. Simply fill the glove with the tonic water and freeze. Serve your punch under black light and the hand will glow! Or fill with tap water and freeze for a creepy hand in your punch without the glowing effect.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Freeze Time:
6 hrs
Total Time:
6 hrs 20 mins
24 1/2 cups


  • 2 plastic or latex gloves

  • Gummy worms (optional)

  • 3 - 3 ½ cup tonic water** or tap water

  • 2 52-64 ounce containers fruit punch, chilled

  • 1 2 liter bottle lemon-lime carbonated beverage, chilled

  • Assorted fruit such as berries and citrus slices

  • melted strawberry preserves (optional)

  • Dry ice (optional)


  1. If the gloves have a powdery residue inside, turn them inside out and soak in warm water or wipe with soapy water and rinse. Allow gloves to dry.

  2. If using gummy worms, tuck a worm in the fingers of each glove. Carefully divide tonic water between gloves. Add a few more gummy worms to each, if using. Tie ends with kitchen string or bag ties. Freeze flat on a plate or metal baking pan for at least 6 hours or until firm.

  3. In a large punch bowl, combine fruit punch, soda, and fruit. Carefully use a kitchen scissors to remove frozen hands from the gloves and float on top of the punch mixture. If desired, carefully drip the melted jam around the inside of the rim of the bowl for a bloody effect. Add additional gummy worms, if desired. Add dry ice to punch before serving for a more dramatic effect.

    Floating Hand Punch


**Using tonic water will make the hand glow under black light!! We suggest letting the tonic water go a little flat before filling the gloves so it freezes more solidly and melts more slowly.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

85 Calories
22g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 30
Calories 85
% Daily Value *
Sodium 53mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Total Sugars 21g
Vitamin C 32.3mg 162%
Calcium 12mg 1%
Iron 0.2mg 1%
Potassium 44mg 1%
Folate, total 3mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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