This is the punch bowl that I inherited from my friend's family (story here).
And the beautiful glasses.
First, I added half of a quart (a pint) of raspberry sherbet. Sometimes I just run warm water over the bottom and put the whole thing in, but this time I decided not to be lazy.
The punch gets mixed together better this way.
I poured in about a cup to a cup and a half of lemonade, made with powdered mix. You could also dump in lemonade mix first, stir it into soft drink to dissolve, then add sherbet. It's actually tastier that way, in my opinion.
I poured in half of a two liter (one liter) of Sierra Mist. I chose this brand because my SIL steers clear of high fructose corn syrup.
I added my ice ring.
Then, I placed frozen, sliced limes and frozen cranberries in the bowl for more decoration.
A pretty pink punch! We served this punch at our cookie exchanges and at my new year's eve get together.
I am certainly not the first person to make this very simple punch, but I threw it together when I had these ingredients on hand, and my SIL liked it so much that I've made it again and again.
2/3 cup lemonade mix + water
2 liters Sierra Mist
1 quart raspberry sherbet
Scoop out half of the sherbet into a punch bowl. Pour in half of the prepared lemonade and half of the bottle of Sierra Mist. Stir. Garnish with frozen fruit. Refresh the punch bowl as needed with the remaining ingredients.
This recipe is a starting point for all kinds of variations. What are your favorite types of punch? Punch ingredients?