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Rainbow Sherbet Punch

This Rainbow Sherbet Punch will hit the spot at every party! This recipe is simple and perfect!

Rainbow Sherbet Punch

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are recovering from Black Friday sales!  Of course, maybe you are still out in the madness, I’ll just pass on that…thanks!  I stick to my online ordering and it keeps my sanity intact.  Let’s talk about this Rainbow Sherbet Punch.

Now let’s talk punch today, and no I don’t mean the way you felt when someone grabbed that beloved electronic that you were trying to get to this morning…the delicious, sugary kind of punch!

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Did you know I have a great post that features all sorts of Punch recipes?  If not, go check it out!  I realized after all these years, I never added my own punch recipe to the list.

We grew up on this punch which likely has been made over and over again maybe by your family even.  My grandma would make this every year for all of our holiday parties.

We knew that we could count on goop and punch each year for Christmas Eve.

Rainbow Sherbet Punch

As my grandma has grown older, my sister and I have now taken over punch duty.  My grandma though calls us every year to be sure we will have Rainbow Sherbet Punch for Christmas Eve and we always do!

Rainbow Sherbet Punch

All you need for this punch is equal parts Hawaiian Punch and Sierra Mist and/or Sprite, then a tub of Rainbow Sherbet.

Rainbow Sherbet Punch

I simply pour both of the liquids into the punch bowl then add enough rainbow sherbet to cover the top.  I love that the liquid gives it a nice foamy look on top.

Rainbow Sherbet Punch

It’s delicious and I could drink it all by myself!  That is likely why we only have it on special occasions.  Rainbow Sherbet Punch is our go-to holiday punch recipe.

Rainbow Sherbet Punch

I also wanted to share this punch bowl too, this is a more updated version of the one I use, Anchor Hocking Presence Cake Dome Set.

This one can be used as a punch bowl, cake stand, or for trifle desserts!


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Rainbow Sherbet Punch


  • Sprite/Sierra Mist
  • Hawaiian Punch
  • Rainbow Sherbet


  1. Mix equal parts Sprite and/or Sierra Mist with Hawaiian Punch.
  2. Then, top it with the rainbow sherbet ice cream and serve.

Be sure to check out the items needed for this great punch!

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30 Responses to “Rainbow Sherbet Punch”

  1. Rachel @ BubblyNatureCreations.composted December 2, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    This is so pretty!!! Love it!


  2. Beth@Weavingsposted December 19, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    Love it! I make something similar, but I use Minute Maid Fruit Punch and usually use Dt. Sprite/Sierra Mist/7-Up. I use Rainbow Sherbert or Raspberry Sherbert. Either way I get rave reviews about it! With the sugar in the punch and sherbert no one notices that the pop is diet and though not sugar-free it helps cut the sugar for those who are diabetics.


    • Carol Woodruffreplied July 26th, 2016 at 1:54 pm

      How much does it take for 80 people?

  3. Crystal Martinposted December 27, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    Very pretty! This is basically the same recipe my mom always made. She used Hawaiian Punch, Ginger ale and Lime Sherbet. If she couldn’t get lime, then she’d use Rainbow. It was always gone in minutes. I bet it tastes very similar to yours.


  4. Sharonposted July 3, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    To make it even tastier, throw in some canned pineapple juice and frozen orange juice concentrate. Then you will have my family’s traditional punch recipe. Sometimes I add frozen lemonade, too. Yum!


    • Kristyreplied July 3rd, 2014 at 6:38 pm

      YUM!!! I am trying that next time I make it!

  5. Kim Millerposted July 3, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    I grew up on this stuff! We have it for every special occasion and holiday…it’s just not a party without this punch =)


  6. Jillposted July 19, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    Are we related? lol. My Mom made this exact punch every Christmas! She has been gone for 14 years. I still carry on the tradition. Everyone can’t wait to have “The Punch”


  7. JENNIFER SWEENEYposted August 6, 2014 at 10:01 pm

    Am going to try this for my daughter’s bday party tomorrow. It looks delicious. Thank you.


  8. Tammyposted August 14, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    I’ve been making a punch like this for over 50 years! I have always loved it! I use Ginger Ale and if you want to spike it some Rum will do so nicely!


  9. Brookeposted August 16, 2014 at 10:20 am

    Im wanting to make this for our back to school luncheon, could you tell me about how many one bowl of this would serve?


  10. Cherieposted October 12, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    Made this today for a family lunch following our daughter’s baptism, everyone loved it! I will definitely be keeping this recipe.


    • Kristyreplied October 12th, 2014 at 8:23 pm

      That’s wonderful about your daughter, and I am so happy to hear that everyone loved it!

  11. Sandyposted November 15, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    Sam recipe my mom always used, thoug for adults we added a bottle of champagne.


  12. Sarah Hposted February 8, 2015 at 4:11 am

    Ive always made this (one of the first things I’ve ever made!) for my own birthdays, I haven’t in a while though.. Time to change that!! I used to use either rainbow or raspberry (yum!) and usually just sprite/Sierra mist/7up. Maybe I’ll try it with the punch this year


  13. Dawn Canfieldposted September 7, 2015 at 8:17 am

    We always had a version of this when we had any family get together while my Mom was alive. The only difference in ours was that we used Ginger Ale as the soda part. It was always a hit with everyone. Delicious! Have not had it in years and I do miss it. Could drink the whole bowl my self.


  14. Marieposted May 2, 2016 at 9:20 am

    This looks super yummy! I love how easy it is, too. This will be perfect for my son’s birthday party coming up. Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday this week!


  15. Liz Lathamposted May 10, 2016 at 12:20 pm

    I love sherbet punch! Perfect for so many get togethers! Thanks for linking up with Delicious Dishes Recipe Party!


  16. Fayeposted July 16, 2016 at 1:09 am

    I make this with the Hawaiian Punch and 7 up or Sierra Mist plus frozen fruit (no sherbert).


  17. Debbieposted January 23, 2017 at 7:06 pm

    If the ice cream melts on top is it still good? I want to do this for a shower that is a drop in.


  18. Carolposted June 5, 2017 at 2:02 pm

    How many does one batch serve? Can you email me the answer as I’m not sure if I’ll see the reply on here.


    • Kristyreplied June 5th, 2017 at 4:49 pm

      It should easily serve 20 or more.


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