Sorbet, juice, and club soda combine for a refreshing punch, perfect for showers and other special occasions.
This time of year is one in which I got married and years later had several babies. That also means that it is bridal and baby shower season — at least in my memories.
One lovely shower recipe that I’ve enjoyed over the years is Sorbet Punch. It’s amazingly easy to make.
Simply scoop ice cream and/or sorbet into glasses, pitchers, or punch bowls. Then pour over juice and club soda. The result is a creamy “float” for a crowd. You can create a multitude of flavor combinations by mixing and matching the flavors of ice cream, sorbet, and juice. Depending on the combination you choose, you could also garnish your concoctions with sprigs of mint or citrus slices. For a sweeter drink, use ginger ale instead of soda water.
Some flavor combinations to consider:
- orange sherbet, vanilla ice cream, orange juice, and club soda
- raspberry sorbet, vanilla ice cream, raspberry blend juice, and club soda
- lime sorbet, lime juice, mint syrup, club soda, and mint leaves
- peach ice cream, peach nectar, and club soda
- coffee sorbet, vanilla or chocolate ice cream, cold, strong-brewed coffee, club soda
In this rendition, I used mango sorbet, pineapple juice and club soda. But, really the possibilities are endless.
- 1 pint sorbet sherbet, or vanilla ice cream
- 2 cups juice
- 2 cups club soda
- In a punch bowl or large pitcher, scoop the sorbet. Pour over the juice and soda.
- Allow the flavors to mingle and the sorbet and ice cream to melt slightly. Stir before serving.