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Rainbow Punch

Rainbow Sherbet Punch

Tue, Mar 14th, 2017

 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. 

Variations:

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.

Sherbet:

Rainbow, lime, orange, pineapple, raspberry, or switch to vanilla ice cream if you prefer.

Fizzy drinks:

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:

http://www.bonappetit.com/story/rainbow-sherbet-punch 

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