Ponche Mexican Christmas Punch
5 from 2 votes

Mexican Christmas Punch (Ponche Mexicano Navideño)

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 20 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Servings: 40 cups
Calories: 179kcal


  • 5 large apples or 10 small apples cut into quarters
  • 12 guayabas cut in half
  • 20 tejocotes  apple hawthorn cut in half
  • 2 sugar canes ask for them to be cut into pieces, each will give you approximately 5-6 pieces of (20 cm or 8 in each
  • 1/2 lb prunes 1/4 kg
  • 2 handfuls of dry hibiscus flowers
  • 5 sticks cinnamon
  • 6 cups sugar if you want it to be sweet
  • water


  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • 4 gallon pot


  • Peel the sugar cane pieces and split them lengthwise (see photo)
  • Place all the ingredients in a large pot (it needs to hold about 4 gallons).
  • Fill the pot to near the top with water and heat on high. When it starts to boil, reduce the heat and let it simmer for 30-40 minutes or until all the fruits are cooked and have changed color completely.
  • When it's ready, turn the heat off and let it rest with the top on for at least 4 hours. (In reality, you can drink it when it is finished cooking, but if you let it sit for the full 4 hours, it will be much tastier).


Nutrition Facts
Mexican Christmas Punch (Ponche Mexicano Navideño)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 179 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 174mg5%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 39g43%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 217IU4%
Vitamin C 59mg72%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Hot Beverages
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: how to make ponche?, what is Mexican ponche?
Author: Silvia