Sherbert punch was always a party punch that I always looked forward to having growing up. Mixing up various flavors of sherbert, juice and soda to create the color for any theme made it an ideal punch. Over the weekend, I threw a fun Elephant & Piggie party for my kids and thought a pink “pig” punch would work perfect for the theme. My boys were more than happy to help me create this pink Strawberry Sherbert Punch.
For this Strawberry Sherbert Punch recipe, I wanted to have two light pink ingredients to get the pig color I wanted. I opted for a strawberry lemonade and strawberry sherbert. Raspberry sherbert would also work well.
For any sherbert punch I’ve made, pineapple juice is always a given. I love the sweet flavor it offers without altering the color.
While I tend to stay away from sodas as much as possible, especially for my kids, in this recipe it is a must. Several years ago I tried to make sherbert punch without soda to make it healthier and avoid the fizzy aspect for my oldest son isn’t who isn’t a big fan. Don’t do this.
For this recipe I’ve used much less soda than most sherbert punch recipes, but some is necessary to help break down the sherbert. Besides ginger ale, any lemon-lime soda will also work.
Another trick I’ve learned is to always pour some (or all) of the soda directly over the sherbert to break it down. I like to still put half into the punch bowl before the sherbert so I can stir some of it in, but that is up to you.
This time I tried using two different sizes of scoops of sherbert. I loved how well this worked. The smaller scoops will break down pretty fast. The larger scoops will take longer which is great if your punch will be sitting a little while.
If your sherbert runs out and you still have a lot of of base punch left, you can always add more sherbert and pour a bit more ginger ale over the top to stretch it.
This pink party punch works great for any celebration including birthday parties, baby showers and wedding showers. It is always a crowd favorite here!
- 1 can (12 oz) strawberry lemonade frozen concentrate
- 4 cups water
- 2½ cups pineapple juice
- 3 cups ginger ale
- 7 cups strawberry sherbert
- Make strawberry lemonade with 4 cups of water.
- In punch bowl, stir together strawberry lemonade, pineapple juice, and ½ of the ginger ale.
- Scoop sherbert over top of punch.
- Pour remaining ginger ale over top of sherbert.
- Serve immediately.
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