How to Make a Fresh Berry Fruit Punch

Fresh currants are a wonderful addition to fruit salads, or a refreshing drink like this berry fruit punch.

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If you can't wait for your own bush to bloom, gather currants from a nearby pick-your-own farm. This recipe project takes 2 hours to complete.

Materials Needed:

  • saucepan
  • medium bowl
  • fork or potato masher
  • dish towel
  • clean pair of old pantyhose (or muslin)

Ingredients

2 cups (225 g) red currants, stalks removed
1/2 cup (100 g) raspberries
1 1/4 cups (240 g) sugar
14 fl ounces (400 ml) cold water

1. Ask an adult to make a syrup.

Heat 1 1/2 cups (240 g) sugar and 14 fl ounces (400 ml) of water slowly in a saucepan, stirring gently until the sugar has dissolved. Boil for 3 minutes, then cool.

Making Syrup for Red Currant Cordial Easy as PieEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - Ready Set Grow! © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

2. Mash the fruit.

Put the fruit into a bowl. Mash it together well, using the back of a fork or a potato masher. Place a damp dish towel under the bowl so it doesn't slip.

Use Fork to Mash Red CurrantsEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - Ready Set Grow! © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited
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Excerpted from Ready, Set, Grow! by DK Books

2010

Dorling Kindersley

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