Sherbet Church Punch

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I have to confess that I had no clue what Sherbet Church Punch was during our editor’s meeting. All the ladies looked at me like if I was missing out on the greatest creation ever invented. So naturally they all proceeded to tell me just exactly what a sherbet punch is and informed me that it’s traditionally served at church gatherings or bridal and baby showers. Guess what, they were right…sherbet church punch is the greatest drink ever invented! 

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Don’t mix together your punch, until you’re ready to serve it. That way the soda stays bubbly and the sherbet doesn’t completely melt. 

In a large punch bowl (or giant pitcher) pour in the fruit punch. I used one of those frozen fruit punch concentrates mixed with water. 

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Next up is the pineapple juice. If you’re not a fan of pineapple juice, feel free to swap it out for any other light-colored juice. Whatever is your favorite!

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The last liquid going in is a bottle of 7-up soda, but you can definitely use ginger ale if you prefer! The carbonation from the soda adds a nice fizziness to the punch and works really well with the sherbet. 

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We’re going to add some fresh fruit to make use feel not-so-guilty once we add the sherbet scoops. I used fresh raspberries, sliced strawberries and pineapple slices. Drop them into the punch.  

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The very last step is to drop in the sherbet. I like to do this right before serving so that it doesn’t completely melt. 

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I used a raspberry rainbow sherbet for our punch, but if you have a favorite sherbet that you prefer, feel free to swap it out for that! I like the raspberry sherbet for this because I think it goes so well with the different juices and of course those fresh raspberries. Enjoy!

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Sherbet Church Punch
Serves 18
A delicious fruity punch made with fruit punch, pineapple juice, 7-up soda, fresh fruit and raspberry rainbow sherbet. It's perfect for those Sunday church gatherings or for bridal and baby showers!
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 can frozen fruit punch concentrate, (made according to the directions on the can)
  2. 1 (64 Fl. oz) bottle pineapple juice
  3. 1 (2L) bottle 7-up
  4. 1 pint fresh raspberries
  5. 1 pint fresh strawberries, sliced
  6. 1 pineapple, peeled and cut into thin round slices
  7. 10 to 12 scoops raspberry rainbow sherbet
Instructions
  1. Scoop out the sherbet onto a baking sheet and freeze for several hours. You can do this the night before.
  2. In a large punch bowl or pitcher, combine the fruit punch, pineapple juice and 7-up. Throw in the fresh raspberries, sliced strawberries and pineapple slices. Right before servings, drop in the sherbet scoops. Serve right away. Enjoy!
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18 Responses to “Sherbet Church Punch”

  1. Rebecca

    Our punch always had a bottle of ginger ale or a frozen ginger ale ring (using a ring mold) in it. The ring kept the punch cold and added a little fizz.

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    • jonathanmelendez

      That sounds incredible Rebecca! I happen to really love ginger ale, so I have to try that next time! ~Jonathan

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  2. gracekelle at leangirlsclub

    I totally know what you’re talking about when you say church punch…except the church punch of my day was really really sugary stuff. This looks so good!

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  3. Tracy

    Not that you could serve it at all churches, but I have made this and substituted the 7-up or Ginger Ale with a bottle of Prosecco!

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    • jonathanmelendez

      I like the way you think Tracy! Adding a bottle of Prosecco sounds delicious! ~Jonathan

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  4. Joy

    I’ve made this with Cran Apple drink and Fresca…it was delicious…very refreshing

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  5. Marci

    I have made this with guava juice and ginger ale. The color is gorgeous and it tastes wonderful.

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  6. Sabrina

    A simple punch I’ve made is just ginger ale and lime sherbet. So delicious and easy to make a single serving.

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  7. denise gunnels

    I’ve always called this wedding punch because it was served at every wedding I ever went to, at least before such things got overly complicated. IT was always lime sherbert, gingerale, and pineapple juice. I have actually added booze and served it at Halloween as Witches’ Brew.

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