Christmas Gumdrop Punch is a festive, fruity drink made with Cherry 7-Up, rainbow sherbet & vanilla ice cream & is perfect for holiday gatherings!
This non alcoholic Christmas punch is made with 5 simple ingredients and is ready in about 5 minutes or less, so easy!
To make this sherbet punch recipe, you need sherbet, vanilla ice cream, 7Up, whipped cream and of course, gumdrops! These colorful candies are added to this easy Christmas punch and gives it a unique flavor and texture that is both sweet and chewy.
Festive Christmas Punch
I am always looking for a great punch that everyone can enjoy during the holidays and this Christmas Gumdrop Punch is perfect!! It is simple, kid friendly and so festive. You start with sherbet, vanilla ice cream and cherry 7-up to make a deliciously creamy punch then it gets topped with whipped cream and a few gumdrops. Perfect for the holiday events!!
Why You’ll Love This Christmas Punch Recipe
- It’s festive: The bright colors of the gumdrops and the fizzy soda make this punch a perfect addition to any holiday party. It’s sure to impress your guests and put them in the holiday spirit.
- It’s easy to make: With only five ingredients, this recipe is a breeze to make. Simply mix the soda, ice cream, sherbet, and gumdrops together and you’re done. It’s a great option for busy hosts who don’t have a lot of time to spend in the kitchen.
- It’s kid-friendly: Kids love the bright colors and sweet taste of this punch. It’s a great option for parties where there will be children in attendance.
Ingredients for Gumdrop Punch
Sherbet: Grab 1 pint of Rainbow sherbet to ensure there is enough to make lots of glasses of this tasty treat.
Ice cream: Using 1 pint of Vanilla ice cream is a great combination of flavor with the sherbet.
Soda: Make this punch nice and fizzy by using a 2 liter of Cherry 7-up, chilled.
Whipped cream: Top off each glass with a dollop of whipped cream for a delightful addition to this drink.
Gumdrops: Nothing makes these drinks more festive than adding a few gumdrops to each serving, for 6-8 glasses you need 18-24 total.
Step by step on how to make Christmas Punch
Start by scooping about ¼ cup of rainbow sherbet & ¼ cup of vanilla ice cream into small punch glasses.
Then fill the glasses with the Cherry 7 Up soda, let the fizz settle and add more as desired.
Next, top each glass with whipped cream and 3 gumdrops.
Serve the drinks immediately & enjoy!
Customization Tips for Christmas Gumdrop Punch
Alcoholic Variations: For those who want to add a little kick to their Christmas Gumdrop Punch, there are a few different ways to do so. One option is to add a splash of vodka, which will give the punch a subtle alcoholic flavor without overpowering the sweet taste of the gumdrops. Another option is to use champagne instead of 7Up, which will add a fizzy, celebratory element to the punch.
Non-Alcoholic Alternatives: If you’re looking for a non-alcoholic version of Christmas Gumdrop Punch, there are plenty of options to choose from. One option is to simply omit the alcohol and use the specified 7Up or lemon-lime soda instead. This will still give the punch a fizzy, refreshing taste, but without the added alcohol.
Another option is to use fruit juice instead of alcohol. For example, you could use cranberry juice or pomegranate juice instead of vodka, which will give the punch a tart, fruity flavor. You could also add a splash of orange juice or pineapple juice to give the punch a tropical twist.
Festive Gumdrop Punch
- 1 pint Rainbow sherbet frozen
- 1 pint Vanilla ice cream frozen
- 2 liter Cherry 7-up chilled
- Whipped cream
- 24 Gumdrops
- Assemble: Scoop about ¼ cup rainbow sherbet & ¼ cup vanilla ice cream into small punch glasses.
- Fill the glasses up with the Cherry 7-up. Let the fizz settle and add more as desired.
- Toppings: Top each glass with whipped cream and 3 gumdrops. Serve immediately & enjoy!
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Storage and Shelf Life for Gumdrop Punch
Christmas gumdrop punch is best to serve when fresh to ensure the flavors are at their peak. This drink is meant to be made, served and enjoyed immediately.
Serving Suggestions for Gumdrop Punch
Glassware Choices: When serving Christmas Gumdrop Punch, it’s important to choose the right glassware to enhance the overall experience. Tall glasses work well to showcase the vibrant colors of the punch, and clear glass allows guests to see the gumdrops floating inside. Consider using stemless wine glasses or highball glasses for a classic look.
Garnishing Tips: To add an extra festive touch to the Christmas Gumdrop Punch, consider garnishing each glass with a candy cane or a slice of fresh citrus fruit. The candy cane can be used as a stirrer, while the citrus fruit adds a pop of color and a refreshing taste. Another option is to rim the glasses with colored sugar or crushed candy canes for a fun and whimsical touch.
What are creative ways to serve Christmas Punch at a party?
There are many creative ways to serve Christmas gumdrop punch at a party. Here are a few ideas:
- Serve it in a punch bowl with a ladle for guests to help themselves.
- Add a festive touch by garnishing each glass with a candy cane or a gumdrop on a toothpick.
- Freeze some of the punch in ice cube trays and use them to keep the punch cold without diluting the flavors.
- For an adult party, add a splash of vodka or rum to the punch for an extra kick.
- If you have leftover punch, freeze it in popsicle molds for a fun and refreshing treat.
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Christmas Gumdrop Punch is a delicious and festive way to spread some holiday cheer! This non alcoholic Christmas punch is sure to be a hit with both adults and children alike.