It’s the ultimate Christmas punch recipe that everyone loves. You’ll love how easy this Holiday punch with sherbet is to make, and your guests will love the delicious flavors of raspberry sherbet, cranberry juice, and soda.
Christmas Punch with Sherbet
You will have a big Christmas Punch hit if your kids love this drink recipe as much as my kids love it. And, if they like this recipe, they will probably love my recipe for Eggnog Milkshakes and this fun Rudolph Nose Punch.
As for this holiday punch with sherbet, Boy, does this recipe take me back. I haven’t made this Holiday Punch in forever. The other day, I strummed through my homemade recipe booklet and found this. I made it last Sunday as a treat for the kids as we decorated the house. It was a huge hit. The traditional Holiday Punch with Raspberry Sherbet and Cranberry Continues.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- I love this recipe. It’s easy to make, and the kids love to help.
- You can make this an hour or two before your party and leave it on the counter. That frees up more time for your other prep.
- This recipe is a great Christmas punch for kids, teens, and adults. It doesn’t matter what age, most everyone loves this punch
- Fruit Punch Concentrate – I have noticed that finding fruit punch concentrate is not that easy to do in recent years. If you find yourself staring at the freezer section of your grocery store with not fruit punch concentrate and your are trying to figure out what to do – just grab any juice blend concentrate. Anything involving a combination of apples, cherries, strawberries, grapes, berries, and so on will work just fine.
- Cranberry Juice Concentrate – This should be fairly easy to find, but there are probably different combinations of a cranberry blend
- Lemon-Lime Soda – I usually use 7-Up, Sprite, or some generic version of one of those soda.
- Sherbet – You are looking for raspberry sherbet for this Raspberry Sherbet Punch. If your store does not have raspberry, then substitute another red or pink sherbet. You do not want to grab green sherbet because the color will clash with the red juices. You will end up with a brown punch, and that is not very appealing.
You’ll want a punch bowl to serve this raspberry sherbet punch
How to Make Christmas Punch with Sherbet
Add the soda and stir until the frozen juice is dissolved
Squeeze the concentrated juices into the punch bowl
Scoop out all or most of the sherbet (see note below)
If you want to, you can reserve a few scoops of the sherbet to add once the punch has started to lose the frothy top from the sherbet. This will revive the punch and make it look festive again
Well, I’ve already mentioned this in the post, but just in case you missed it – do not substitute the sherbet for another color of sherbet unless you know that when it mixes with the red juices it will still look pretty. If you use green or orange. Try really hard to find the raspberry sherbet for this raspberry sherbert punch recipe, or at least a pink or red sherbet
You can reserve some of the sherbet to revive the punch after it has been sitting out for a while. Just store it in the freezer and scoop it out when the froth on top has dissipated
Keep empty 2 liter bottles for leftovers
You could go the complete opposite direction and make a green punch and call it Grinch Punch. You would need to find clear juice concentrates like apple juice concentrate, pineapple, limeade, white grape, and pear concentrate. Use green sherbet for this punch
What to Serve with
Typically sherbet punch has a combination of fruit juices, lemon-lime soda or ginger-ale, and sherbet
One punch bowl should yield 20 servings. For a party of 10 people this is probably the right amount because most people will go back for second serving. If you are expecting more people, you may need to plan on a second batch of punch
Store leftover punch in the refrigerator for up to 5 days
Tip: Use a kitchen funnel to pour leftover punch into an empty 2-liter soda bottle. Close the lid tightly, label, and store in the refrigerator.
This punch will serve a crowd and will fill an entire punch bowl
To make more, you will need another punch bowl or as your punch dwindles down, add more concentrate, soda, and sherbet to fill it back to the top
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Mom’s Recipe for Christmas Punch with Sherbet
- punch bowl and cups
- 2 12 oz. Frozen Fruit Punch Concentrate
- 1 12 oz. 12 oz. Frozen Cranberry Juice Concentrate
- 1 2 liter Lemon-Lime Soda
- 1 Qt. Raspberry Sherbet
- A little while (maybe about 15-30 minutes) before your party, dinner, or whatever the occasion, position your punch bowl
- Add to the punch bowl, the frozen juice concentrates
- Add the soda and stir until the concentrate dissolves, or if your too busy, just come back and check on it in a few minutes, then stir until dissolved
- Scoop the entire container of Sorbet over the liquid and just let the Sherbet float around
- Serve and enjoy!