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This Rainbow Sherbet Punch is ridiculously simple to make using only 4 ingredients.Scoops of colorful sherbet floating in a bowl of fruity-flavored juice and fizzy soda make this drink a perfect, party-pleasing punch for all of your fun festivities!
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Table of Contents
  1. Make A Rainbow Sherbet Party Punch
  2. Why We Love This Rainbow Sherbet Punch Recipe
  3. Ingredients / Shopping List
  4. Substitutions and Additions
  5. Recommended Tools to Make this Recipe
  6. How to Make Rainbow Sherbet Punch
  7. Tips
  8. Storage Tips
  9. Frequently Asked Questions
  10. Other Easy Party Recipes
  11. Rainbow Sherbet Punch Recipe

This Rainbow Sherbet Punch is ridiculously simple to make using only 4 ingredients and is easy to throw together in 10 minutes, just before your guests arrive. Scoops of colorful sherbet floating in a bowl of fruity-flavored juice and fizzy soda make this drink a perfect, party-pleasing punch for all of your fun festivities!

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Make A Rainbow Sherbet Party Punch

There is nothing better than a colorfully fun, refreshing, and pretty punch recipe–the kind that only takes minutes to make but tastes delicious–that ties together any event. That’s why I love this Rainbow Sherbet Punch! It’s a festive addition to my party menu and perfect for entertaining.

The combination of lemon-lime soda, fruit punch, and frozen limeade creates a tangy and fizzy sweetness in each sip. But when you add frozen rainbow sherbet scoops to the liquid and it floats, foams, and froths on top, you’ve elevated your beverage into an exciting party in a punch bowl!

rainbow sherbet punch poured into a glass

Why We Love This Rainbow Sherbet Punch Recipe

  • Quick and easy to make using only 4 ingredients.
  • Colorful, delicious, family-friendly drink (unless you make it boozy).
  • Can be doubled for a crowd or halved as needed.
  • Customizable recipe by using different flavored sherbet, fruit juice, and soda.
  • Suitable for gluten-free and vegetarian diets.
  • Perfect drink to serve for everything from birthday parties, pool parties, Christmas, Halloween, BBQs, bridal showers and baby showers!
rainbow sherbet punch in a glass

Ingredients / Shopping List

  • Lemon-lime soda: If you don’t like lemon-lime soda, like Sierra Mist or Sprite, ginger ale will work too. 
  • Hawaiian fruit punch
  • Frozen limeade: Feel free to substitute frozen cherry limeade for the plain limeade.
  • Rainbow sherbet
ingredients for rainbow sherbet punch

Substitutions and Additions

  • Add Fresh or Frozen Fruit: Adding fruit to this rainbow sherbet punch makes it not only taste yummy, but it also makes it LOOK beautiful! I like to use pineapple chunks, raspberries, and strawberries as garnishes. These fruits mix perfectly with the flavor of the rainbow sherbet.
  • Singular Flavored Sherbet: Feel free to make an orange sherbet punch, a strawberry sherbet punch, a raspberry sherbet punch, or lime sherbet punch if you’d prefer a more singular flavor. 
  • Make it Boozy: For an adult crowd, feel free to spike up your punch with vodka, champagne, or rum (I love adding Malibu Coconut Rum to mine).
  • Punch bowl – I love to make this punch recipe in a clear punch bowl so you can really see the beautiful colors. It makes for an amazing presentation.

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How to Make Rainbow Sherbet Punch

This party punch is so simple to make using only 4 ingredients and is easy to throw together in 10 minutes. It’s the perfect party punch for any fun festivity!

PRO:TIP: I recommend freezing your sherbet in scoops. This will prevent it from melting as soon as it is added to the punch. If you want to get nice round balls of sherbet, scoop sherbet with an ice cream scoop onto a parchment-lined tray and place in the freezer for at least 30 minutes.

  1. Add limeade, Hawaiian punch, and lemon-lime soda to your punch bowl.
    Add limeade, Hawaiian punch, and lemon-lime soda to your punch bowl.
  2. Spoon scoops of rainbow sherbet into the punch.
    Pro Tip: Add the sherbet into the punch just before serving so that it doesn’t melt right away.
    scoop rainbow sherbet into the punch bowl
  3. Serve immediately. Enjoy!
    rainbow sherbet punch

Tips

  • You can freeze a few extra scoops of sherbet and add to the punch if the sherbet foams melts or the scoops are all taken.
  • The punch will become sweeter as you add more sherbet, so you may want to add more liquid as well.

Storage Tips

  • To Store: You can store any leftovers in the refrigerator, but it does loose some of the fizz, and the sherbet melts very quickly.
rainbow sherbet punch

Frequently Asked Questions

What is sherbet?

Sherbet is not quite ice cream and not quite sorbet. It is a frozen treat made with fruit juice, sugar, and water, but also has the addition of dairy—usually milk or buttermilk. This gives it a slightly creamier texture than sorbet, as well as its signature pastel color.

Does sherbet contain dairy?

Yes, sherbet does contain a small amount of milk product. But, it’s not nearly as much as you find in ice cream. That’s why the texture and flavor of sherbet is more like a fruit sorbet (which contains NO milk)

Can I serve my punch in a pitcher?

Punch bowls are easier for scooping out sherbet, but if you prefer a pitcher, you certainly can use one.

Can you lighten this up?

You can reduce the calories in this punch by using the diet version of liquids.

rainbow sherbet punch in a glass

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5 from 5 votes
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Rainbow Sherbet Punch

Serves — 20
This Rainbow Sherbet Punch is ridiculously simple to make using only 4 ingredients.Scoops of colorful sherbet floating in a bowl of fruity-flavored juice and fizzy soda make this drink a perfect, party-pleasing punch for all of your fun festivities!
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 2 liter lemon-lime soda
  • 64 ounces (½ gallon) hawaiian fruit punch
  • 6 ounces (½ can) frozen limeade thawed
  • 2 quarts (½ gallon) rainbow sherbet

Instructions
 

  • Using a large punch bowl, add the 6 ounces of thawed limeade, hawiian punch and lemon-lime soda.
  • Just before serving, spoon the rainbow sherbet into the punch. Serve immediately.

Jenn’s Notes

Storage:
  • To Store: You can store any leftovers in the refrigerator, but it does loose some of the fizz, and the sherbet melts very quickly.
Tips:
  • I recommend freezing your sherbet in scoops. This will prevent it from melting as soon as it is added to the punch. If you want to get nice round balls of sherbet, scoop sherbet with an ice cream scoop onto a parchment lined tray and place in freezer for at least 30 minutes.
  • You can freeze a few extra scoops of sherbet and add to the punch if the sherbet foams melts or the scoops are all taken.
  • The punch will become sweeter if you add more sherbet, so you may want to add more liquid as well.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 223kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 57mg | Potassium: 184mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 43g | Vitamin A: 44IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 1mg
Jennifer Fishkind

About Jenn

Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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