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Copycat Hi-C Ecto-Cooler Punch

Try this Copycat Hi-C Ecto-Cooler Punch recipe
Copycat Hi-C Ecto-Cooler Punch


Copycat Hi-C Ecto-Cooler Punch

This “fruit juice” drink made of mostly sugar, water, and orange juice concentrate powered us through recess, and now you can make a similar tasting beverage at home for when the nostalgic need arises.



  • 1 1/2 Cup orange juice
  • 1 1/2 Cup tangerine juice (or mandarin orange juice)
  • 2 Tablespoons orange juice powder, such as Tang
  • 1 Tablespoon powdered lemonade mix
  • 1 1/2 Cup sugar
  • Water, as needed
  • Blue food coloring (for Ecto-Cooler color), to desired color


Combine all the ingredients in a gallon carafe. Fill with water, and stir to combine. Chill before enjoying.

Copycat Shopping Tip

Purchase ingredients that can be used in a variety of dishes in bulk, in order to minimize waste and save money.

Copycat Cooking Tip

Do all your prep in advance, and use three bowls: one for all your ingredients, one for all your prep, and one for all your refuse. Staying organized can help you put out meals faster.