Cool, fruity, fizzy, and creamy, Sherbet Punch is a must for any party! This easy fruit punch with sherbet is a quick and easy refreshment that everyone will love. With just five ingredients, you can have a whole pitcher or punch bowl ready in just 5 minutes.
Instructions for making just one serving of this recipe are also included because sometimes you deserve a fruity sherbet treat all for yourself too!
There are probably about a million ways to make sherbet punch, but today I’m sharing our absolute favorite recipe for punch with sherbet.
You can stop searching because this recipe is the BEST!
If you like this punch you might also like this lime sherbet punch.
Why You’re Going to Love This Sherbet Punch Recipe
Our easy sherbet punch recipe uses all-natural ingredients, rather than the sugary fruit punch drinks that are often called for. Instead of fake flavors, you’ll enjoy this blend of freshly squeezed orange juice, pomegranate juice, and pineapple juice.
This punch recipe is easily scaled to suit your occasion! Instructions for making a pitcher of enough sherbet punch to serve 8 are included below, as well as a single-serve option.
You can customize this recipe in so many different ways too. Change up the juices, try a new flavor of sherbet, or garnish your punch bowl with fresh mint and fruit.
And for the adults, feel free to spike the sherbet punch with some vodka, tequila, or triple sec!
Fruit Juices – My favorite juices to use for party punch are freshly squeezed orange juice, pineapple juice, and a bit of pomegranate juice for color. If you don’t have pomegranate, cranberry juice works well too.
Lemon Lime Soda – Sprite, 7-Up, or any brand of lemon-lime soda pop will work, but be sure not to leave this out. The bubbles in the soda react with the sherbet to create a delicious foam, much like what happens when you make a Coke float or a rootbeer float.
Sherbet – I usually go for rainbow sherbet when I’m making this punch for a party, but you can choose a single flavor if you prefer. Storebought sherbet is an easy option, but to make your punch extra special, try one of our homemade sherbet recipes instead.
How to Make The Best Sherbet Punch
These instructions will walk you through the process of making a pitcher of punch (about 1.5 quarts or liters). Measurements for making 1 serving are in the recipe card below.
- In a large pitcher or a punch bowl, combine 24 ounces of lemon-lime soda with 1 cup each of pomegranate, orange, and pineapple juices.
- Top with several scoops of sherbet and enjoy right away.
- Garnish as desired with orange slices, pineapple wedges, maraschino cherries, or mint leaves.
These numbered steps match the numbered photos above and are for illustration purposes. For the complete list of ingredients and instructions, please see the recipe below.
Stir Gently – You want the soda to stay fizzy, so be sure not to stir it up too much.
Drink Up! – After the punch has been mixed, it will start to lose its effervescence, so it’s best to serve and enjoy this recipe just after making it. I don’t suggest making sherbet punch ahead of time.
To Spike the Punch – Stir in a half cup of your favorite liquor for the full recipe, or an ounce for a single serving cocktail.
- Raspberry Sherbet Punch: Use raspberry sherbet and garnish the bowl with fresh berries. This pink punch is perfect for Valentine’s day!
- Orange Sherbet Punch: Leave out the pomegranate juice and use orange sherbet. For Halloween, garnish with candy eyeballs or spider rings for a spooky setup.
- Tropical Sherbet Punch: Juice fresh mango and papaya to add to the mixture, or add a bit of coconut water to give your sherbet punch a beachy vibe.
Is Sherbet Punch an Old-Fashioned Drink?
Punches of all types have been enjoyed throughout modern history, but punch with Sherbet was likely first enjoyed in the 1950s when rainbow sherbet was invented and available in supermarkets.
Both alcoholic and non-alcoholic versions of party punch with sherbet were very popular in the mid-century, and you’ll find similar recipes in old cookbooks and your grandma’s recipe box for sure!
How Much Punch Do I Need For A Large Party?
The beauty of this recipe is that you can very easily scale it up to make enough for any thirsty crowd!
One batch of this sherbet punch recipe makes approximately 1 1/2 quarts or enough for 8 servings that are 2/3 cup.
To Serve 10-15 guests, I suggest doubling the recipe to make 3 quarts.
For a larger group of 15-25 guests, triple the sherbet punch recipe.
Can I Make Sherbet Punch with Sorbet?
While you can certainly add sorbet to any punch recipe, it won’t give quite the same effect as sherbet does.
The important difference between sherbet and sorbet is that sherbet is made with milk or cream, while sorbet is made from only fruit juice, and is generally dairy-free.
The dairy in the sherbet is what adds the creamy, foamy layer to the top of the punch bowl, so I don’t suggest substituting it with sorbet.
More Homemade Ice Cream Drink Recipes To Try
- Pineapple Milkshake
- Root Beer Float
- Oreo Milkshake
- Blueberry Milkshake
- Mango Pineapple Smoothie
Our Favorite Ice Cream Making Tools:
- Cuisinart 2QT Ice Cream Maker – Works with ice cream, sorbets, and frozen yogurt.
- Loaf Pan – You can use any 9 x 13 loaf pan or a shallow pan, but we like this one.
- Ice Cream Scoop – Make sure you have a good ice cream scoop. This is one of our favorites.
- Ice Cream Containers – We love keeping a couple of ice cream containers on hand for when we make homemade ice cream.
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- 2 (12 ounce) bottles lemon-lime soda, chilled
- 1 cup pomegranate juice
- 1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice (about 3 large oranges)
- 1 cup pineapple juice
- 2 cups sherbet (rainbow, orange, or raspberry)
- Combine the lemon-lime soda, pomegranate juice, orange juice, and pineapple juice in a large punch bowl.
- Top with scoops of sherbet and enjoy.
- (Optional) You can garnish this punch with orange slices, pineapple wedges, fresh cranberries, maraschino cherries, or mint leaves– the possibilities are endless!
- To make just one serving of sherbet punch, Add 1/2 cup of lemon-lime soda, 1 ounce pomegranate juice, 1 ounce orange juice, and one punch pineapple juice to a glass, and stir to combine. Top with 1 scoop of sherbet.
- Stir Gently - You want the soda to stay fizzy, so be sure not to stir it up too much.
- Drink Up! - After the punch has been mixed, it will start to lose its effervescence, so it's best to serve and enjoy this recipe just after making it. I don't suggest making sherbet punch ahead of time.
- To Spike the Punch - Stir in a half cup of your favorite liquor for the full recipe, or an ounce for a single serving cocktail. Vodka, rum, tequila, or triple sec all work well with these juices.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 148Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 34mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 1gSugar: 28gProtein: 1g