Everyone loves Punch! And let’s face it, do you really have a party without it? College parties had it (even though that particular Punch was more of a mix of toxic poison with a hint of pineapple juice), bridal showers, baby showers, sweet 16 parties… the list goes on but there’s some kind of punch at just about every type of celebration. You know it’s big deal when they even make a bowl especially for it. The best part about it? It SO simple.
My personal favorite is the fruity, frothy, frozen kind you find at showers. Women are over the top and that’s a fact. So why would making Punch be an exception to the rule?
Recently, my mother hosted a baby “sprinkle” for my sister in law. She has two perfect little boys, but now has her first baby girl! So of course, we celebrated!
The wells, tables, and windows were all decked out in a barrage of pink and lace, the food was set, the soda was on ice. Yet something was amiss. Can you guess what? THE PUNCH! So naturally I ran to the store and thought how do I make this? What can I grab quickly to make the punch?
It had to be pink. It had to be cold. It needed to be that frothy delicious concoction.
So here is what I came up with while running through shop rite that morning.
- 1 gallon of fruit punch (I used Hawaiian Punch, specifically)
- 1 carton of sherbet in your favorite flavor (mine was mango orange raspberry)
- 1 2 liter bottle of sprite or 7 up
In a large punch bowl, pour the whole gallon of fruit punch, followed by 1/2 of the soda (you can add more or less to taste, I found this to be the best amount)
Next, scoop about half the carton of sherbet into the bowl. It should float and create a frothy pink top layer.
That’s it! You’re done! If you have a smaller bowl, you can cut the recipe in half. I say to have the extra soda and sherbet to add as the bowl empties.
It’s so simple and was an absolute hit! The downside… no one touched the soda we bought!
Try this at your next party! You could even try to shake it up and add your own ingredients!