Ice Cream Punch

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Today, I want to share my ice cream punch recipe with you. This recipe is from the 70s. We served this at our wedding with some cake. We used raspberry sherbet at the time, but with other ice cream flavors, it’s still one of my all-time favorite summer punches to bring to family reunions or church gatherings.

There’s something magical after the 7-Up is added to the mixture. It’s not too sweet, it’s refreshing, and did I say it’s so easy to make? It’s also fairly inexpensive to serve to your guests. If you have plans for some kind of special gathering soon, this recipe is an absolute must.

You may even have one of those fancy glass punch bowls and eight little cups with tiny handles. Oh, this recipe brings me so much joy. I ended up buying this punch bowl with the eight cups on clearance at a store called Macy’s right here in Utah.

I have so many old-fashioned drinks I want to share before the summer, so stay tuned. We really do need to gather as friends and family more often so we can enjoy conversation and laughter together.

Ice Cream Punch

Ice Cream Punch

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Ingredients – Ice Cream Punch

  • Strawberry Ice Cream: A delicious tart, yet sweet, ice cream made of blended strawberries or strawberry flavoring combined with heavy cream, milk, sugar, and vanilla extract.
  • Fruit Punch: A red-colored beverage typically made of a juice blend of apple, pear, grapes, and pineapple juices and added sugar.
  • 7-Up or Sprite: A refreshing transparent lemon-lime soda that is made of carbonated water, sugar, citric acid, sweeteners, an acidity regulator, and lemon and lime flavorings.

Ice Cream Punch Instructions

Step One: Gather Ingredients

Gather your ingredients so you’re ready to make this recipe.


Step Two: Cut Ice Cream 1-1/2 Inch Thick

Cut the package of ice cream open so you can slice the ice cream about 1-1/2 inches thick.

Slice the Ice Cream

Step Three: Place Ice Cream Slices in Bowl

Carefully place the ice cream slices into the fruit punch bowl.

Place Ice Cream In Punch Bowl

Step Four: Pour Fruit Punch Over Ice Cream

Now pour the fruit punch over the ice cream pieces.

Add The Fruit Punch

Step Five: Pour 7-Up or Sprite Over Fruit Punch

The last step is to pour the liter of 7-Up or Sprite over the fruit punch.

Add The Carbonated Soda

Step Six: Mixture will Foam – Stir to Break Up Ice Cream

The mixture will start to “froth” or foam. Stir the mixture until the ice cream breaks up into small pieces. Stir immediately. Enjoy!

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Finished Product

Ice Cream Punch

Ice Cream Punch Recipe

5 from 3 votes
Ice Cream Punch
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Ice Cream Punch
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Total Time
20 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10 people
Author: Linda Loosli
  • 1 59-ounce large can or carton of cold fruit punch
  • 1 2-litre bottle of cold 7-Up or Sprite
  • 1.5 quarts of your favorite ice cream or sherbet (strawberry ice cream is my favorite)
  1. Cut the package of ice cream open so you can slice the ice cream about 1-1/2 inches thick.

  2. Carefully place the ice cream slices into the fruit punch bowl.

  3. Now pour the fruit punch over the ice cream pieces.

  4. The last step is to pour the liter of 7-Up or Sprite over the fruit punch.

  5. The mixture will start to "froth", stir the mixture until the ice cream breaks up into small pieces. Stir immediately. Enjoy.

Can I store any remaining punch?

We stored a few mason jars in the fridge with the leftover ice cream punch in them.

What types of fruits can be used along with the fruit punch?

I really love the flavor of the fruit punch in this recipe! But I also love how versatile this ice cream punch can be made.

There are many different types of fruits that can be added to this fruit punch, such as sliced oranges, lemons, limes, strawberries, apples, grapes, pineapples, cherries, and more. Each type of fruit adds its own unique flavor to the punch.

Using various combinations of these fruits with a variety of juices or other liquids like Hawaiian punch, sparkling water, white grapefruit juice, orange juice, apple juice, pink lemonade, orange soda, orange juice concentrate, ginger ale, cranberry raspberry juice, cream soda, Sierra Mist, pineapple juice, or even club soda, you could create a delicious and colorful fruit punch that everyone will love! The options are endless as you try so many.

What are some creative ways to serve ice cream punch?

Ice cream punch is a classic summer treat that can be enjoyed by all ages. Whether you’re hosting a birthday party, baby shower, Valentine’s Day or holiday party, family gathering, or just want to add fun to your day, ice cream punch is the perfect way to do it. Any time you want a special liquid treat is a perfect time to serve this recipe.

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There are many creative ways to serve ice cream punch that will make your guests smile. From using unique flavors and presentation styles to adding special toppings and decorations, you can create an unforgettable experience for everyone.

I love to serve the ice cream punch in a glass serving bowl with a ladle. It’s easy for anyone to come by and grab a quick drink and continue socializing with the group. There must be dozens of easy party punch recipes available, but this has got to be one of the easiest and most flavorful!

You could also have it served in individual glasses with a maraschino cherry, a dollop of whip cream, or a decorative umbrella on top. Any way you decide to serve it, it will surely be a big hit!

How do you and your family like serving this deliciously refreshing drink?

What flavors of ice cream or sherbet can I use?

Strawberry ice cream is our favorite flavor of ice cream to use in this punch. But this recipe can be modified to your family’s liking, which I love!

If you’re interested in trying something other than strawberry ice cream, maybe give raspberry or vanilla ice cream a try. Some may like the taste of chocolate ice cream. I like the more traditional fruity ice creams myself.

I do love the flavor of raspberry sherbet in this recipe! With its tart and tangy taste, sherbet can be used instead of ice cream to create an unforgettable dessert. Not only will it add an extra layer of flavor, but it will also give your guests something new and exciting to enjoy. So why not give it a try? You may just find that sherbet is the perfect addition to your next ice cream punch recipe.

There are a variety of sherbet options that may create that special drink flavor you are looking for. Such as lemon, orange, strawberry, raspberry, mango, peach, pineapple, or any other sherbet flavor. Or combine a few flavors of sherbet and make a rainbow sherbet punch. So fun!

Final Word

Ice cream punch is the perfect summer tasty treat, and it’s easy to make with just a few simple ingredients. I love the way in which the fruit punch, ice cream, or sherbet, and the 7-Up or Sprite come together to create a frothy and creamy sweet beverage! It’s an instant hit with any crowd and the perfect addition to any type of celebration.

But why settle for the same old recipe when you can add a twist to your classic ice cream punch? With a few variations, you can take your ice cream punch from ordinary to extraordinary! From adding different types of fruits and juices to using unique flavors of ice cream, there are plenty of ways to make your ice cream punch stand out. May God Bless this world, Linda

10 thoughts on “Ice Cream Punch

  • January 12, 2023 at 8:03 am

    5 stars
    I noticed you used Tillamook Ice Cream in your punch. I use Blue Bell Ice Cream that is made in Texas. It’s the best Ice Cream I have ever had and I tried a lot of them and gave up usually because of the additives in them. Another thing about Blue Bell is that they have big chunks of Strawberries in them.

    • January 12, 2023 at 8:17 am

      Hi Jackie, thank you for the 5 stars, my sweet friend! Oh, I will have to try Blue Bell ice cream if they sell it here. This is so yummy! Linda

  • January 12, 2023 at 8:10 am

    5 stars
    Hi Linda, my friend’s Mom used to serve a special punch back in the 1960’s. It was grape juice and gingerale with slices of bananas floating on top. No ice cream, but I remember it fondly! Thanks for all your safety tips and recipes from soggy California!

    • January 12, 2023 at 8:23 am

      Hi Jan, thank you for the 5 stars, my sweet friend. OH, grape juice and ginger ale with bananas would be so good! Do you live where all the flooding is going on in California? WOW, I’m seeing major flooding on the news. Stay safe and dry! Linda

      • January 12, 2023 at 9:21 am

        I do, we are safe and dry. Power has been pretty iffy(we have a generator, so we are good), Many roads have been blocked or taken out by fallen trees or mudslides. No rain today and a doc appointment, so I will see how things fare out there! Stay safe and I will do the same!

        • January 12, 2023 at 10:57 am

          HI Jan, oh good to hear you have a generator!! Thank goodness no rain today, that may help you get to your doctors appointment. Stay safe, Linda

  • January 12, 2023 at 11:03 am

    5 stars
    Hi Linda! This sounds so yummy. I haven’t made any punch for years! We’ve had no reason to. Last time was when my oldest daughter remarried. 10 or so years ago. I’ve made a similar punch before. I used sherbet and ginger ale. It’s good, too.

    • January 12, 2023 at 3:15 pm

      Hi Deborah, thank you for the 5 stars, my sweet friend! I’m hoping we have a family reunion this year, I’m going to make this! Sherbet and Ginger Ale sound good as well! Linda

      • January 12, 2023 at 3:54 pm

        That was my go-to punch for baby showers. LOL And I make cupcakes in pink and blue with plastic babies or booties on them. Those were in my younger days? LOL

        • January 12, 2023 at 6:21 pm

          Hi Deborah, oh those were such fun days! I can picture those cute cupcakes with pink and blue plastic babies or booties. Love it! Linda


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