Dreamsicle Orange Punch

Looking for a refreshingly sweet treat to tantalize your taste buds? Look no further than Dreamsicle Orange Punch! This delightful concoction combines the creamy goodness of orange sherbet and vanilla ice cream with the fizzy burst of Sprite or 7-Up, all tied together with a hint of creamy soda. Perfect for parties, gatherings, or just a cozy night in, this recipe is sure to be a hit with friends and family alike.


  • 1 Quart Orange Sherbet
  • 1 Quart Vanilla Ice Cream
  • 1 Liter of Sprite or 7-Up
  • 1 Can of Cream Soda


  1. Prepare the Base: Begin by pouring 1 liter of Sprite or 7-Up into a large punch bowl. This will form the refreshing base of your Dreamsicle Orange Punch.
  2. Add the Creamy Goodness: Scoop softened orange sherbet and vanilla ice cream into the punch bowl. The combination of these two creamy delights will add a rich and indulgent texture to your punch.
  3. Enhance with Cream Soda: To elevate the flavor profile, add 1 can of cream soda to the punch bowl. The creamy soda adds a subtle sweetness that perfectly complements the citrusy notes of the sherbet and the smoothness of the ice cream.
  4. Mix Well: Gently stir the ingredients together until well combined. Be careful not to overmix, as you’ll want to maintain the creamy texture of the punch.
  5. Serve and Enjoy: Once mixed, your Dreamsicle Orange Punch is ready to be enjoyed! Serve in individual glasses or cups, garnished with a slice of orange or a sprig of mint for an extra touch of elegance.

Why You’ll Love Dreamsicle Orange Punch:

  • Refreshing Citrus Flavor: The combination of orange sherbet and vanilla ice cream creates a refreshing citrus flavor that is both tangy and sweet.
  • Creamy Texture: The creamy texture of the sherbet and ice cream adds a luxurious mouthfeel to each sip, making this punch feel like a decadent treat.
  • Easy to Make: With just a few simple ingredients and minimal prep time, Dreamsicle Orange Punch is easy to whip up for any occasion.
  • Crowd Pleaser: Whether you’re hosting a party or simply craving a sweet indulgence, this punch is sure to be a hit with guests of all ages.

Serving and Storage Tips:

  1. Serve Chilled: Dreamsicle Orange Punch is best served chilled for maximum refreshment. Keep the punch bowl in the refrigerator until ready to serve, and consider adding ice cubes to individual glasses for an extra chill.
  2. Garnish Creatively: Enhance the presentation of your punch by garnishing each serving with a slice of orange or a sprig of mint. Not only does this add a pop of color, but it also adds a hint of freshness to each sip.
  3. Use a Ladle: When serving the punch, use a ladle to ensure each glass gets an equal amount of sherbet, ice cream, and soda. This helps to distribute the flavors evenly and ensures that every sip is as delicious as the last.
  4. Keep It Fresh: If preparing the punch ahead of time, store it in the refrigerator until ready to serve. However, keep in mind that the sherbet and ice cream may start to melt if left out for too long, so it’s best to serve the punch shortly after mixing.
  5. Refrigerate Leftovers: If you have any leftover punch, transfer it to an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator. Enjoy any remaining punch within a day or two for the best taste and texture.
  6. Refresh as Needed: If the punch starts to lose its fizziness or if the sherbet and ice cream begin to melt, simply add more chilled Sprite or 7-Up and give it a gentle stir. This will help to revive the flavors and keep the punch tasting fresh.


  1. Tropical Twist: For a tropical twist, substitute the orange sherbet with pineapple sherbet and add a splash of pineapple juice to the punch. Garnish with a slice of fresh pineapple for an extra burst of flavor.
  2. Berry Bliss: Mix things up by using raspberry or strawberry sherbet instead of orange sherbet. Add a handful of fresh berries, such as raspberries or sliced strawberries, to the punch for a fruity explosion of flavor.
  3. Citrus Medley: Combine different citrus flavors by using a combination of orange, lime, and lemon sherbet. Add a splash of lemon-lime soda for an extra citrusy kick, and garnish with citrus slices for a vibrant presentation.
  4. Creamy Coconut: Replace the vanilla ice cream with coconut ice cream and add a splash of coconut milk to the punch. Top with toasted coconut flakes for a tropical treat that will transport you to a sunny beach paradise.
  5. Adult Version: For a grown-up twist, add a splash of orange liqueur, such as Grand Marnier or Cointreau, to the punch. Serve in chilled glasses with a slice of orange for a sophisticated cocktail experience.
  6. Frozen Delight: Turn this punch into a frozen treat by blending the sherbet, ice cream, and soda together with ice cubes until smooth and creamy. Serve immediately for a refreshing slushy-style beverage.
  7. Spiked Punch: For a boozy version, add a splash of vodka or rum to the punch. Just be sure to enjoy responsibly and remind guests of the added alcohol content.

Experiment with these variations to create your own signature twist on Dreamsicle Orange Punch. Whether you prefer a tropical infusion, a creamy coconut delight, or a zesty citrus blend, there’s a variation to suit every palate and occasion. Cheers to creativity in the kitchen!


  1. Can I use different flavors of sherbet and ice cream?
    • Absolutely! Feel free to experiment with different flavors of sherbet and ice cream to create your own unique twist on this punch recipe.
  2. Can I make this punch ahead of time?
    • Yes, you can prepare the punch ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator until you’re ready to serve. Just be mindful that the sherbet and ice cream may start to melt if left out for too long.
  3. Can I use diet soda or sugar-free sherbet?
    • While you can certainly use diet soda or sugar-free sherbet, keep in mind that it may alter the taste and texture of the punch slightly. Experiment to find the combination that best suits your preferences.
  4. Can I make a non-alcoholic version of this punch?
    • Yes, this punch is completely non-alcoholic. However, if you’d like to add a boozy twist, feel free to spike it with a splash of your favorite liqueur.
  5. Can I substitute the soda with a different carbonated beverage?
    • Absolutely! You can substitute the Sprite or 7-Up with any other lemon-lime soda or even ginger ale for a slightly different flavor profile.
  6. How many servings does this recipe make?
    • This recipe makes a large batch of punch, perfect for serving a crowd. Depending on the size of your glasses, it should yield approximately 12-16 servings.
  7. Can I make this punch dairy-free?
    • Yes, you can make a dairy-free version of this punch by using dairy-free sherbet and ice cream alternatives made from coconut milk, almond milk, or soy milk.

By following these serving and storage tips, you can ensure that your Dreamsicle Orange Punch remains deliciously chilled and flavorful from the first sip to the last. Cheers to a refreshing citrus delight!