Get the flavors of orange, lime, and strawberry in this fresh & fruity rainbow sherbet punch recipe. Only 3 ingredients (Sprite, sherbet, and crushed pineapple) and full of fruit flavor that party guests love!
Why You'll Love Rainbow Sherbet Punch
It's a classic. This rainbow sherbet punch recipe is one of those that have stood the test of time.
This is just a simple party punch recipe. Sherbet, Sprite, and crushed pineapple make this irresistible drink that everyone from kids to adults love. Everyone's had this one at a baby shower, birthday party, or bridal shower. You'll want to bookmark this for your next special occasion - one day, I assure you, you'll need it!
Ingredients & Variations
- lemon-lime soda - Obviously Sprite 7-Up, or Sierra Mist works well, but don't be scared to use the off-brand lemon-lime soda. You won't notice a flavor difference. If you want a little bit more spice and less sweetness, you can also use ginger ale.
- canned crushed pineapple - make sure not to drain, the pineapple juice adds so much flavor to the punch.
- rainbow sherbet - There are lots of different flavor variations possible, see section below. I recommend slightly thawing this before scooping.
- I love adding a little bit of frozen fruit or fresh fruit over the top as a garnish. A sprig of mint would also be pretty and add some freshness.
- Want more sweetness? Add 2 cups of bottled fruit punch (like Hawaiian punch).
There are so many different flavors you could use for this punch - if there's a sherbet or sorbet flavor, you can use it! A few fun ideas...
- Orange Sherbet Punch
- Watermelon Sorbet Punch
- Raspberry Sherbet Punch
- Lime Sherbet Punch
- Red, White, and Blue Sorbet Punch (fun for a July 4th party!)
- You can even add a couple of scoops of vanilla ice cream to make it a creamier (rather than fruitier) punch.
Want to make it a boozy punch?
You can definitely add alcohol to this punch if desired. I recommend adding one pint (16oz) of liquor (white rum, vodka, or peach schnapps) to this punch.
You can also substitute one bottle of champagne for the lemon-lime soda. The flavors in the sherbet and the champagne work so well together!
Step 1: In a large punch bowl, combine 2 liters of lemon-lime soda and crushed pineapple (with juice).
Step 2: Using an ice cream scoop, spoon rainbow sherbet over the top of the soda mixture.
Step 3: After 5-10 minutes, stir lightly to incorporate the melted sherbet into the punch mixture. Serve immediately.
Tips & Tricks
- If I have leftover sherbet, I like to top each glass with a small scoop of sherbet. It makes each glass pretty and makes sure each guest gets all of the flavors of sherbet.
- This is not a recipe you can make ahead of time. If you want to mix the soda and pineapple ahead of time, that's fine; the sherbet shouldn't be added until you're ready to serve.
- On that note, leftovers aren't going to keep well either. The sherbet melts and the soda will lose its fizz. I recommend only making what you can use in a few hours.
- To make this recipe, you'll need a punch bowl (or pitcher) that holds at least 90-100 ounces.
Rainbow Sherbet Punch FAQs
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Rainbow Sherbet Punch
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- 2 liter lemon lime soda
- 10 oz canned crushed pineapple with juice
- 16 oz rainbow sherbet slightly thawed
- In a large punch bowl, combine 2-liter of lemon-lime soda and crushed pineapple (with juice).
- Using an ice cream scoop, spoon rainbow sherbet over the top of the soda mixture.
- After 5-10 minutes, stir lightly to incorporate the melted sherbet into the punch mixture. Serve immediately.