A recent article in Bob Appetit called for bringing back Rainbow Sherbet Punch. Obviously the writers of that fine magazine don't attend a lot of church socials or community dinners. If they did, they would note that the ubiquitous sherbet punch in all its variations is alive and well. In fact, I just had some a couple of weeks ago. The basic recipe is sweet juice/sherbet/something fizzy. The percentages and flavor combinations are nearly endless. but the basic recipe I grew up with is this:
One gallon of pink lemonade (preferably from concentrate)
Two liters of Sprite
One brick of orange sherbet
Pour the liquids into a big punch bowl and then add blobs of the sherbet. Allow to melt into a creamy goodness.
Juices: Grape juice, Hawaain Punch (any variety), lemonade, limeade, orange juice, cranberry juice, grapefruit juice. (Pretty much anything but apple probably, but then who knows. Maybe apple would be awesome.
Rainbow, lime, orange, pineapple, raspberry, or switch to vanilla ice cream if you prefer.
Sprite, 7-up, ginger ale, or any seltzer.
Colors are important -- pink or blue for baby showers. Acid green for Halloween.
Just like the articles calling for bringing back scalloped potatoes and tuna casserole and Jello molds. I don't think they've gone anywhere. They are still there. You just have to know where to find them.
You can see the article at Bon Appetit here:
(Posted Mar 14th, 2017)