Sherbet punch with ginger ale is the perfect party punch for your next baby shower, wedding shower, summer party, or random Tuesday afternoon!
If you love a sherbet punch recipe with ginger ale, then this Sherbet Punch is just what you need! It’s been served at nearly every holiday party, baby shower, wedding shower, and large gathering in our family for the past decade.
And not because it’s a tradition but because it’s so (so so so) delicious and refreshing. This awesome punch recipe is also insanely convenient because the ingredients can all be kept on hand in the pantry or freezer!
Want to make it a little more “grown up” – just add some vodka! Yum! Other things we like to serve at parties are stuffed mushrooms, bacon wrapped crackers, and southwestern eggrolls.
Sherbet Punch Ingredients
- Orange sherbet – Not orange ice cream, make sure it’s sherbet!
- Strawberries – Frozen strawberries from the market are ideal for this sherbet punch recipe.
- Sliced peaches – Frozen peaches from the market also!
- White grape juice – White grape juice adds the perfect amount of tang.
- Ginger ale – Ginger ale puts a touch of bubbly into the party punch and lightens everything up.
- Optional: alcohol – We like to add vodka (you can’t taste it!), but wine and schnapps are also delicious.
Sherbet Punch for a Baby Shower
Orange is a neutral enough color for a baby shower when you don’t know the sex of the baby, but if you want to make green punch for baby shower, maybe try adding lime sherbet instead of orange. I bet it would be absolutely delicious!
Or you could add pink sherbet if you knew it was a girl!
Sherbet Punch Family Recipe
I have to credit our good family friend Mary for this awesome punch recipe (featured here on the left) about to make the punch for my sister’s wedding shower 5 years ago!).
She introduced us to the sherbet punch recipe with ginger ale and we’ve been slaves to it every since! And on the right is Danielle, her daughter and my almost-sister, spiking it with vodka. Because, mmmmmm.
Sally (my actual sister) and Danielle have been friends since Kindergarten. I can’t even imagine how much of this sherbet punch they’ve consumed over the last thirty years. Probably a lot. Hopefully not all spiked. Haha!
Sherbet punch recipes with ginger ale abound on the internet, but this one with white grape juice and frozen berries is the best. The besssssssst.
More party punch ideas
- Strawberry Lime Slush
- Frosted Lemonade
- Strawberry Lime Popsicle Spritzer
- Pineapple Coconut Frozen Sweet Tea
- See all our easy drink recipes!
Appetizer Ideas for Your Party!
- Turkey Meatballs
- Cream Cheese Dip
- Chicken Sliders
- Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers
- Bruschetta Tomatoes
- Mango Salsa
- See all our appetizer recipes!
Sherbet punch making tools
- Ten piece punch bowl set – If you throw parties with any regularity, then a great punch bowl is a must!
- Striped paper straws – These fun colorful straws are great for the ambiance and also the environment.
- Disposable plastic party cups – For those times when there’s just not enough room in the sink for all those dishes.
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How to make Sherbet Punch
- 1/2 gallon orange sherbet
- 16 ounces whole frozen strawberries
- 16 ounces frozen sliced peaches
- 64 ounces white grape juice
- 2 liters ginger ale
- optional: vodka to taste
- Add ingredients to a large punch bowl in the order listed above.
- Stir and break up the sherbet a bit with a large spoon.
Love sweet treats? Try making our easy lemon bar recipe next!
Julie B says
Yes, yes and yes!! Is vodka really optional? Lol, I think it might be a necessary ingredient. I bet champagne would be pretty good too!
haha, Julie! I like it with the vodka, but we usually have kids at our functions too, so we set the bottle next to the punch bowl for people to add it for themselves 😉
Do you have to use alcohol we don’t drink
You do not have to use alcohol, it’s delicious without alcohol too!
That’s what the term “Optional” means!!
Margie P. says
What a fun recipe! Thank you! #client
Obviously Sherbet is a way different thing where you live. Can you make the 'Sherbet' in your recipe or is it sometimes referred to as something else? It looks slightly like ice-cream or gelato but not as creamy but doesn't look icy enough to be sorbet. Would love to make this…
do you have orange ice cream? that would work 🙂
Wow, Annette! I'm interested to see what sherbet is where you live? Love to see differences!
Is the white grape juice from freezer or just off the shelf–frozen or bottle??
We get ours from the un-refrigerated shelf, it’s usually near the apple juice 🙂
Sherbert doesn’t have milk or cream where most of the others do. So something icy would work better. I think anyway. I make this all the time with Lime and Sprite it makes a beautiful foam on the top.
18 sheets of paper is 'printer-friendly'?! Sheesh 🙁
Hi Patricia – if you clicked the printer icon under the recipe it would've given you the option to print as much or little as you wanted. The only way it would print 18 pages is if you used the browser printer button (not associated with this website) which will print the full site of whatever you're on. Hope that helps.
Mattie Knapp says
I did hit the icon and it still didn’t print
Hi Mattie – Sorry you’re having a hard time. I just checked the print feature and it’s working fine from my end.
Susan Wolf says
Mattie…………Try to copy & paste it onto microsoft word & then print.
Hi! How necessary is the orange sherbet? I'm just trying to simplify since this his for a very large crowd and I'm wondering if it's refreshing enough with just the frozen fruits? Has anyone tried it without the added sherbet?
You really need the Sherbet
Agree! The sherbet is a must!
How tasty this recipe is! 🙂
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How many people does this serve???
I’d say 10 – 15. It makes a full punch bowl. It really depends on how thirsty your crowd is 😉
Looking forward to trying this recipe for a friends wedding shower! Could you use pineapple sherbet instead of the orange? Any thoughts of how to make this a blue punch?
For blue, I would look for a blue sherbet, or a white sherbet and then add a few drops of food coloring. Enjoy!
I’m assuming the leftovers can be frozen?
What leftovers? LOL, we’ve never had any to try! 😉
I think the biggest difference after freezing is that the ginger ale would be flat, so no longer a fizzy beverage, unless you add it again (or make the base of it but don’t add the soda until needed)…
Tayler Ross says
This punch would be so great for a baby shower!
Wilhelmina Wessel says
Perfect for any summer party!
I laughed at the response of putting the booze next to the bowl for each person to add……….dont get e wrong, thats a good idea. I can just see each person adding some to the bowl & then having kids buzzed. Its been a long day. We dont havent had to many parties lately let alone with children so it was just an internal thought that made e laugh out loud. 😀
haha, too funny! maybe a sign telling people to add it to their glass (not the bowl!) is in order 😉
Lol when I seen that I was thinking the same lol I dont drink but knowing my family each adult would walk up taste it and think this needs more alcohol and add it to the bowl and then it would be mixed in anyways lmao but of course they would make aure kids disnt get it but just thinking about it cracks me up
I love these kinds of drinks. So refreshing. With or with liquor. I would use sprite though because Im not crazy about Ginger Ale.
Keep the great stuff coming………..thanks.
Shetera Delane Vela says
Could I use this in a beverage dispenser?
You’d miss out on the frozen fruit – maybe if you blended it all first?
Renee P. says
How much vodka would you use??? Making this soon!!!!
To taste (careful, it masks the flavor really well!), or we often will just leave the bottle of vodka next to the bowl and let folks add a shot or two on their own 🙂
Sheila Hoffman says
I am a single adult and all I want is a drink to cool off. Can I make this for a 2 serving drink?
Sure! 1/4 the cup white grape juice, 1/4th the cup ginger ale, 1 scoop of sherbet, toss in a couple frozen peaches and strawberries, then stir. Shot of vodka, optional 😉