Lime Sherbet Floats

This is our favorite Lime Sherbet punch recipe because it calls for 2 secret ingredients that really make it taste AMAZING! Directions to make a single lime sherbet float or a whole bowl of punch! Serve this for a baby shower, in the summer, at Christmas time or for St. Patrick’s Day!


I love St. Patrick’s Day because..
-I LOVE the color green (bonus points for olive green!)
-I am 12.5% Irish
-I love potatoes

We grew up celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with green eggs and ham and green milk. I loved it when I was young, but now I’m not sure I would be as excited to drink green milk!

When I worked as a nanny I would make the kids green pancakes and that was always fun!


I know that McDonald’s shamrock shake will be very popular around St. Patrick’s day – but I’ve never had one! ???? I’m not really a big fan of milkshakes, so this is the perfect green drink to make instead if you’re like me and won’t be running to get a shamrock shake.

Plus you can reuse this lime sherbet float recipe in the summertime or it would be fun to serve at a baby shower!

Recipes for St. Patrick’s Day

There are so many ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day – with rainbow smoothies, shamrock marshmallows, or rainbow sugar cookies. And the best part is that you don’t have to be Irish to celebrate.

This is the perfect green float to share with family or friends because it requires very minimal effort since you can buy everything at the store!


The lime sherbet floats are delicious and refreshing. I’m usually not a big fan of pop because of the carbonation, but I really enjoyed this beverage because the flavors were awesome!

You can easily scale this recipe up to serve at a party or baby shower!

Lime sherbet punch for a party

Ingredients needed to make a bowl of lime sherbet punch
2 quarts lime sherbet
juice of 2 limes
46 oz pineapple juice
2 liters ginger-ale (or you can use Sprite or 7-Up)

Lime sherbet punch without pineapple juice substitutes?

If you don’t want to use pineapple juice, you can substitute orange juice, mango juice, peach juice or lemon juice or a combination of these.

Can I add alcohol to lime sherbet punch?

Definitely! For a boozy lime sherbet punch you can add vodka, maybe try a flavored vodka like lemon-lime or mango or you can add rum, try pineapple rum or coconut rum! For an individual lime sherbet float, you can add 1 shot glass, typically 1 to 1.5 oz. For party punch add 3 cups of your chosen alcohol.

For a WOW presentation add a lime slice, sprig of mint, and a cute straw to each glass.

For a step-by-step of how to make this lime sherbet float recipe, watch this short video:

Lime Sherbet Punch

Yield: 1 drink OR punch bowl
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
This is our favorite Lime Sherbet Float recipe because it calls for 2 secret ingredients that really make it taste AMAZING! Plus you can reuse this lime sherbet float recipe in the summertime or it would be fun to serve at a baby shower!

Ingredients

Single Float

  • 1 and 1/2 scoops of lime sherbet, using ice cream scoop
  • A squeeze of fresh lime juice
  • 4 tbsp pineapple juice
  • 1 cup ginger ale (or you can use Sprite or 7-Up)
  • For garnish: lime slice, sprig of mint and cute straw

Party Punch

  • 2 quarts lime sherbet
  • juice of 2 limes
  • 46 oz pineapple juice
  • 2 liters ginger ale (or you can use Sprite or 7-Up)

Instructions

For a single float

  1. In a tall drinking glass, add the lime sherbet.
  2. Add in the lime juice and pineapple juice.
  3. Slowly pour in the ginger ale, as it will bubble up.
  4. Top the glass with a lime slice, sprig of mint and a cute straw!

For party punch

  1. In a punch bowl, add the lime sherbet.
  2. Add in the lime juice and pineapple juice.
  3. Slowly pour in the ginger ale, as it will bubble up.
  4. Serve in glasses, top the glass with a lime slice, sprig of mint and a cute straw!

Notes

For a boozy lime sherbet punch you can add vodka, maybe try a flavored vodka like lemon-lime or mango or you can add rum, try pineapple rum or coconut rum! For an individual lime sherbet float, you can add 1 shot glass, typically 1 to 1.5 oz. For party punch add 3 cups of your chosen alcohol.

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This recipe was originally published February 2018 and updated March 2019.