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Orange Sherbet Punch

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Cool and creamy, this fun orange sherbet punch is a classic sweet drink for any holiday or party.
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  1. ORANGE SHERBET PUNCH INGREDIENTS
  2. HOW TO MAKE THIS ORANGE SHERBET PUNCH RECIPE
  3. HOW TO SERVE
  4. STORAGE
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This orange sherbet punch will be a big hit at any party. Our family serves this at every holiday from our Halloween party to Christmas to Easter and all parties, birthdays, and baby showers in between. This tropical drink is made with orange and pineapple juice, lemon-lime soda, and scoops of orange sherbet for an irresistible treat.

Want more party ideas? These raspberry lemonade and raspberry iced tea drink recipes are always popular.

a glass of orange sherbet with a scoop of ice cream on top

ORANGE SHERBET PUNCH INGREDIENTS

You’ll need:

  • 1 (12-ounce) can of frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • One 2-liter bottle lemon-lime soda, chilled
  • 1 can (46 ounces) pineapple juice, chilled
  • 1-quart tub of orange sherbet

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

SOFT DRINKS: Instead of using a liter of Sprite or 7UP lemon lime soda, your favorite brand of ginger ale would be a great option for a unique and different flavor. Or make your punch flavor orange to the max using orange soda.

JUICE: Some people use Hawaiian punch instead of juice. I prefer the tropical taste of the juice, but it’s always fun to experiment!

SHERBET: For the holidays, instead of orange sherbet, you could use cranberry or raspberry sherbet, which will make a lovely pink-colored punch. What about a rainbow sherbet punch?

ICE CREAM: For a bit more fun, add a few scoops of vanilla ice cream along with the sherbet to make a creamsicle-type punch.

ALCOHOL: You could also add champagne to this fizzy drink for a fun twist.

GARNISH: In addition to the floating sherbet, you could add orange slices to float on top as well!

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HOW TO MAKE THIS ORANGE SHERBET PUNCH RECIPE

STEP ONE: Start by preparing the orange juice according to the package instructions. In a large punch bowl pour the mixed orange juice.

PRO TIP

To keep your punch cold for a longer period of time, you could freeze some orange juice in ice cube trays so that as it melts, the punch doesn’t get watered down.

STEP TWO: Stir in chilled soda and pineapple juice. 

STEP THREE: Float scoops of sherbet on top of the punch.

STEP FOUR: Serve immediately — it’s lovely with the orange sherbet scoops floating inside. As the sherbet melts, it will create a yummy, creamy foam that is so tasty as well!

PRO TIP

Set up a tray of fancy glasses with fun and colorful paper straws to make your delicious drink extra fun.

HOW TO SERVE

Add a punch bowl of this tasty drink to your serving table for birthday parties, bridal showers, holiday celebrations, or even just on a hot summer day. You could also whip up a batch of our iced tea, or our southern strawberry sweet tea as another tasty drink to offer.

Add a few of our delicious recipes for appetizers to your party table including our cucumber bites, cheese ball recipe, and stuffed mushrooms.

STORAGE

IN THE FRIDGE: If you wanted to make your punch a couple of hours ahead of time, you can. Just wait to add the sherbet until right before you serve it and cover your punch bowl with plastic wrap.

A cup of coffee on a table, with Sherbet and Punch

Creamy and fresh, this fun orange sherbet punch recipe is a quick drink that is simple and easy to make but delivers the perfect pineapple and orange flavor. No wonder it’s a favorite! Grab your ice cream scoop and a container of tasty orange sherbet and enjoy this sherbet punch with your loved ones soon!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I make this party punch ahead of time?

This easy punch recipe can be made a little bit ahead of time and stored in the fridge until you are ready to serve. Wait to add the sherbet until party time.

Can I add alcohol to this punch?

If you are having a grown-up party, you could add champagne to this fun punch.

Can I use a different flavor of sherbet in this punch?

Any flavor would taste great in this punch. Pick your favorite fruity flavor and enjoy the colors swirling around your punch bowl!

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Orange Sherbet Punch

5 from 2 votes
Cool and creamy, this fun orange sherbet punch is a classic sweet drink for any holiday or party.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 5 quarts

Ingredients
  

  • 12 ounces frozen orange juice concentrate thawed
  • 2 liters lemon-lime soda chilled
  • 46 ounces pineapple juice chilled
  • 1 quart orange sherbet

Instructions
 

  • Prepare orange juice per package instructions. Pour into punch bowl.
  • Stir in chilled soda and pineapple juice.
  • Top the punch with scoops of orange sherbet.
  • Serve immediately.

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Notes

TIP: To keep your punch cold for a longer period of time, you could freeze some orange juice in ice cube trays so that as it melts, the punch doesn’t get watered down.
TIP: Set up a tray of fancy glasses with fun and colorful paper straws to make your delicious drink extra fun.

Nutrition

Calories: 683kcal | Carbohydrates: 159g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 134mg | Potassium: 983mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 138g | Vitamin A: 358IU | Vitamin C: 124mg | Calcium: 166mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. Kathy Miller says

    Do you have any idea how much I should multiply this recipe to serve 150 people? I have 9oz cups.

    • Layne Kangas says

      Oh goodness, that is a lot. So I Googled and the recommendation for 150 people is up to 18 gallons. There are 4 quarts in a gallon and this recipe makes 5 quarts. So I would make this recipe 14-15 times based on those estimates. However, if you’re having other drinks, etc. you definitely might not want to make that much. But you could use the same math to figure out the correct size for your gathering. Good luck and enjoy!

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