Add ginger ale to this cute frozen pop and you’ll have a cup of creamy, fruity, ice cream punch! A perfect summer treat!
So I have this incredible punch recipe. It is soooooo yummy! I’ve made it for all sorts of parties, showers, picnics, and receptions. I’ve been asked for my recipe so many times that I’m actually surprised I haven’t added it here on Easybaked yet!
Last week I was craving it. I was headed to the pool and thinking about a cup of this creamy summer happiness- but you know punch…you have to throw all the ingredients into a big bowl and it is delicious for maybe an hour- and then it melts and you can’t save it for later. So I sat by the pool and thought about how to make punch in single servings, and these little ice cream punch pops came into being!
Aren’t they CUTE? I wrapped mine up in cello bags and tied them with ribbons. When anyone wants cup of punch, all I need is some ginger ale to pour over the top. Stir….. and….
YUM! Punch in whatever fruit flavor you choose! One cup at a time!
These are fun and fairly easy to put together- they just take some freezer time. Make sure you have some freezer space available- and you need some height- so you can fit them in with those straws poking out of the top. Once they are made, you can place them in cake pop bags and tie them with cute ribbons. This makes storage in the freezer easier and keeps them fresh longer.
Here’s how I put these cute little pops together: (if you prefer a big bowl of punch, put all the ingredients in a punch bowl- but use a little less ginger ale).
INGREDIENTS: (makes 20 pops)
- 24-30 oz of pineapple juice
- ½ gallon vanilla ice cream
- 1 quart of fruit sherbet- any flavor (I used 3 flavors and only used 1/3 of each quart)
- 2 liters of ginger ale at room temperature
- 6-7 strawberries, sliced
- 20 (3 oz) paper cups and 20 straws
- In 20 small (3 oz) paper cups, measure about 1/8 cup of pineapple juice and add a slice of strawberry
- Freeze until hard (4-6 hours)
Note: I did this on a small cookie sheet so that I could pop them all into and out of the freezer at once.
- Scoop ice cream into a large zip top bag and microwave in 10 second increments until soft-serve consistency. Mix bag by squeezing. (Tip: wear gloves to keep your hands warm!)
- Clip a corner off this bag and squeeze the softened ice cream over frozen juice, leaving room at the top for a layer of sherbet (you will add about twice as much ice cream as sherbet, and use almost all of the ½ gallon)
- Slide a straw into the center of each cup and re-freeze until ice cream layer is hard (2-3 hours)
- Scoop sherbet into a large zip-top bag and microwave/squeeze until a soft-serve consistency (this melts faster than ice cream, so be cautious)
- Clip a corner off this bag and squeeze the softened sherbet over the top of the frozen ice cream. Tap each cup against the counter to flatten the sherbet out a little bit on top.
- Re-freeze overnight (10-12 hours)
- To remove them from the cup, snip a tiny cut into one of the cup’s edges and tear the cup away.
- Set the pop on a small cookie sheet that has been covered with parchment paper and keep frozen until use.
- If you want to place them in individual bags, keep them frozen, and one at a time, slide into a bag, tie shut and refreeze.
- To serve these cute little pops, simply place one in a glass that holds at least 12 ounces, and pour room temperature ginger ale over the top- just until the pop is covered.
- Stir your punch with the straw until it has melted into a cold frothy ice cream treat!
My thoughts: I love these! They taste exactly like my favorite punch and I love that I can have a cup of it whenever a craving strikes. I had a party a couple of days ago, and the guests enjoyed choosing a flavor (I made raspberry, lime and orange), and making their own punch! It’s just plain fun. 🙂
Oh- and don’t you love the glasses?!? I’m CRAZY about them! Bring me sunshine!!!! I found them on Amazon while looking for something entirely different- and knew they would make perfect little punch glasses! They are actually intended to be candle holders- so if you use them you will have to wash by hand. I love them so much I will happily wash by hand every time! They are especially cheery with juice at breakfast! Click on the photo below if you want your own:
I hope you get a chance to try these fun little punch pops- they really are one of my favorite ideas in awhile 🙂 ~r
Other frozen summer treats here on Easybaked: