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Rainbow Sherbet Punch

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This Rainbow Sherbet Punch Recipe is filled with fruity flavor. Only 4 simple ingredients and a bold flavor that is sure to be the hit of any party or get-together!

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close up of a glass filled with punch and sherbet ice cream with fresh fruit garnish

RECIPE FEATURES

  • Quick and Easy: This drink comes together in under 10 minutes and is a show stopper!
  • Make-Ahead: Scoop out the frozen treat in advance and keep stored in the freezer for when party guests arrive.
  • Only 4-Ingredients: That is all you need to whip up this party favorite recipe.

Can we all agree that this Rainbow Sherbet Drink, or at least some form of it, was served by all of our grandparents? My grandma would make this for any and every occasion, and we would drink it in giant gulps. Something about the melting creamy sherbet mixed with fruit punch and soda wins, at least in my book.

My grandma would stick with lime sherbet, sprite, and pineapple juice. Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to find lime sherbet in AGES which means we have slightly adapted the recipe to include some of our favorite flavors: fruit punch, pineapple, and bubbly ginger ale. A triple win and much loved by our entire family.

single scoop of sherbet on white background

INGREDIENTS

With only 4-ingredients, you are going to be blown away at how much flavor is in this rainbow sherbet punch with ginger ale and pineapple juice. The fizz you get from ginger ale gives it the ultimate finish! Here is a quick look at what you need:

  • Fruit Punch: Here’s the key, this is where most of the flavor is going to come from. Pick a fruit punch that has a flavor you really love. I reach for Simply Fruit Punch.
  • Pineapple Juice: You get a VERY sweet drink with the fruit punch and sherbet. A touch of pineapple helps to balance out the flavors thanks to the tart flavor.
  • Ginger Ale or Lemon Lime Soda: Ok, so I love love love ginger ale. It is my go-to for every punch recipe I make. However, this one works with either or. Sprite or 7Up taste equally delicious.
  • Rainbow Sherbet: We found the Kroger brand of sherbet to be our favorite, and it is under $2!
  • Fresh Fruit: Completely optional, but a fun way to garnish each drink.
fruit punch being poured into a pitcher

HOW TO MAKE SHERBET PUNCH

  1. Combine the fruit punch and pineapple juice in a large punch bowl or pitcher.
  2. Just before serving, add the ginger ale or lemon lime soda.
  3. Scoop the sherbet into mounds and gently float across the top of the bowl.
  4. Top with fresh fruit if desired.

Optional: We like to mix the juices and soda in a large pitcher and serve the ice cream topping separately into each glass, as photo’d.

glas filled with rainbow sherbet punch

HELPFUL TIPS FOR THIS PUNCH RECIPE

What is sherbet?

Sherbet is a cross between ice cream and a fruit sorbet. The main ingredients are fruit and water with the addition of a minimal amount of dairy to give it a nice creamy texture.

Does Sherbet contain dairy?

Yes, you will find dairy in the ingredients list. It is a minimal amount, but enough to give a creamy texture to the fruity dessert.

Can you substitute sorbet for sherbet in punch?

You can substitute sorbet in this recipe, but it will give you a much less creamy finish. This is a great alternative to anyone in need of a dairy free option.

How far in advance can you make punch?

You can mix the fruit punch with the pineapple juice up to 4 hours in advance. Keep stored in the refrigerator until ready to serve. I recommend not adding the soda until just before serving, as it will start to lose its fizz.

What is the best way to serve punch?

The best way to serve punch is in a large punch bowl or pitcher. The punch bowl will allow you to scoop out the ice cream onto the top, giving a beautiful display. The pitcher is more for single serving. Scoop the ice cream into cups and allow guests to top with the punch.

How do you store leftover punch?

This punch does not store well, as a lot of the fizz will disappear over time. It is best to use it immediately after adding the soda and topping.

top down photo of fruit punch with sherbet

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Rainbow Sherbet Punch

Rainbow Sherbet Punch

Yield: 10 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This Rainbow Sherbet Punch Recipe is filled with fruity flavor. Only 4 simple ingredients and a bold flavor that is sure to be the hit of any party or get-together!

Ingredients

  • 4 cups fruit punch
  • 2 cups Pineapple juice
  • 1 liter lemon lime soda
  • 48 oz rainbow sherbet
  • Fresh fruit for garnish, optional

Instructions

  1. Combine the fruit punch and pineapple juice in a large punch bowl or pitcher.
  2. Just before serving, add the ginger ale or lemon lime soda.
  3. Scoop the sherbet into mounds and gently float across the top of the bowl.
  4. Top with fresh fruit if desired.

Notes

Optional: We like to mix the juices and soda in a large pitcher and serve the ice cream topping separately into each glass, as photo’d.

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