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One of the most rewarding things about blogging, is the friendships that are formed.  Some I’ve been able to meet in person, but many I have not, but it doesn’t stop us from being a huge support system for one another.  We “get together” daily to chat, laugh, cry, vent, and support each other.  (Skype is such an awesome tool!)

So it only makes sense that when one of us has something really huge to celebrate, we ALL want to celebrate!!  No matter how many miles between us!

Today, we are throwing a SURPRISE virtual baby shower for our sweet friend Amanda of i am baker.

Ducky Bath Baby Shower Punch Recipe


Amanda is expecting her fourth baby next week!  A sweet baby boy.  And we couldn’t let it pass with out celebrating in a special way!   17 other amazingly talented bloggers and myself have managed to keep a big fat secret from Amanda and pulled off this SURPRISE (we hope)

What’s the first thing you think of when you think of a shower?  Great food and there’s always punch! When else do you get to sip a sugary filled colorful concoction out of tiny little cups?

I’ve been dying for an excuse to make this adorable Ducky Bath Punch!  The blue Kool-Aid makes it look like bath water and  the sherbet mixed with the ginger ale gives it  “bath bubbles”.

UPDATE: I get emails all the time asking how to make this punch pink….but the whole point of the blue is for the water (not for boy/girl) pink water would no longer look like ducks in a bath, it would look like ducks in pink punch. I usually suggest if you really need it to look more girly, use pink ducks.…..but honestly if your shower theme is pink, and this is sitting in the middle, it will fit in just fine…blue water and all! HA

Blue Kool Aid – Look for Ice Blue Raspberry Lemonade or Berry Blue flavors

Also, not all rubber ducks will float – I bought bath tub rubber duckies from the baby department.  Make sure your rubber ducks float!

Can’t find Blue Kool Aid?

**Many people are having a problem finding blue Kool-Aid.  A reader used berry blue typhoon Hawaiian Punch, ginger ale white grape juice and sherbert… and NO SUGAR! (the Hawaiian Punch is sweetened so no more sugar is needed)

Ducky Bath Baby Shower Punch Recipe

Ducky Bath Baby Shower Punch

Yield: 24 small servings

Ducky Bath Baby Shower Punch

Summary: Adorable Ducky Bath Punch – The blue Kool-Aid makes it look like bath water and the sherbet mixed with the ginger ale gives it “bath bubbles”.

Ingredients

  • 1 packet blue, unsweetened Kool-Aid (Look for Ice Blue Raspberry Lemonade or Berry Blue flavors)
  • 1 (2 liter) bottle Ginger Ale
  • 1 (64 oz) bottle White Grape Juice
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 8 scoops pineapple sherbet
  • 2-3 Rubber Duckies (make sure they float - bathtub toys)
  • maraschino cherries (optional for garnish)
  • orange slices (optional for garnish)

Instructions

  1. Chill ginger ale and grape juice over night
  2. Remove sherbet from freezer about 1/2 hour before serving punch to soften
  3. In a large bowl, combine Kool-Aid packet, sugar and chilled juice. Stir to blend.
  4. Slowly add chilled ginger ale.
  5. Float 8 scoops of softened sherbet on top
  6. Add Rubber Duckies (don’t forget to wash before using)
  7. garnish cups with cherries and orange slices

Notes

If you can't find Blue KoolAid then you can replace the kool aid and sugar with Berry Blue Typhoon Hawaiian Punch. DO NOT ADD 1 CUP of sugar if you do this! The Hawaiian Punch already has sugar in it.

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Comments

  1. 258

    I kept mine simple and only used sprite, blue typhoon hawaiian punch and pineapple sherbert ice cream. I used half a “jug” of hawaiian punch and then added ten scoops of ice cream, then poured the entire 2 liter of sprite over it all to get the foam going. Not a single drop was left at the end of my baby shower. Everyone loved how it tasted and looked! Thanks!

  2. 259

    such a cool idea thanks so much

  3. 260

    I`m having a baby shower this fall for a family member! Cheryl you saved me!! Was looking for a good punch recipe when I found this on pinterest!! Sounds great this will be my punch recipe! Thanks Cheryl and God bless you and your family :)

  4. 261
    lilibeth29 says:

    I had this at my daughter-in-law’s baby shower yesterday and it was wonderful! So good, in fact, that I plan to make some to keep in my fridge and I’ll add the pineapple sherbet as I get ready to indulge! Thank You so much!!!!!!!

  5. 262

    This is such a cute idea! I wanted to let you know that I featured this recipe in my blog post. Have a great day!

  6. 263
    Andrea Kaufman says:

    What other flavor of sherbert can be used?
    The shower is for my daughter and she hates pineapple flavor.

  7. 265

    how much Berry Blue Typhoon Hawaiian Punch do I subsittute for
    the kool aid and sugar?

  8. 267

    Do you mix the cool aid with water? And what would tasre better the punch or cool aid?

    • 268

      I used the Berry Blue Typhoon Hawaiian punch and it was a big hit at the shower. I didn’t use the ice cream or sherbert. I did freeze in zip lock bags the white grape juice and punch to make it cold and slushy. This was for a tropical themed wedding shower and it looked like blue ocean water. Besides looking great it tasted wonderful.

  9. 269

    Do you mix the cool aid with water? And what would taste better the punch or cool aid?

  10. 271

    Awesome! My 9 year old wants a smurf themed birthday tea party and I have been on line collecting ideas for something age appropriate.

  11. 272

    Thanks so much for posting this! I’ve been trying to find the perfect punch for my little girls first birthday this weekend and you’ve made that possible! We have super picky eaters in our family so most of the other ones I’ve found just won’t work. Since I’m not going with the duckies, I’m going to pick up pink coolaid instead to math the princess party!!

  12. 273

    hi im doing this for my babyshower :) its so creative.but i was wondering if i can use sprite insted of gingerale with the koolaid? and i dont have pineapple sherbert what else can i use?

  13. 274
    Olivia Grace says:

    Yes!! I`ve found my punch recipe for the babe shower I`m having in oct!! Thanks Cheryl, what a cool idea even for a baby girl shower :) Will totally be using this recipe. Thanks again Cheryl! God bless you an your family

  14. 275

    Hey!
    I love this post! I just made this and mine did not foam at all! What can I do to
    Boost the foam like in this post?!

  15. 276

    Hi, I couldn’t find the koolaid packets but I found the little plastic
    Bottles with berry flavored koolaid in blue is that ok to use you think?

    • 277

      I used the punch not koolaid and I also used apple juice and not grape juice…everyone loved it not a drop was left

  16. 278

    I used the punch not koolaid and I also used apple juice and not grape juice…everyone loved it not a drop was left

  17. 279

    Yum, yum! I added a little water (maybe 1 or 2 cups) because it was quite sweet in my opinion, but you can tweak it to your taste. It looked GREAT! I made it for my nephews baby shower a few months ago and I’m making it again today for another nephews baby shower – this one has a rubber ducky blue & yellow theme so the punch is going to look perfect! Thanks again!

  18. 280

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  19. 281

    Super cute idea! Dumb question…is everyone at the shower now going to have a blue mouth, lol?!

  20. 282

    Use a red Koolaid packet to make it pink (Tropical Punch flavor worked well). I learned this by mistake, thinking the blue packet of Tropical Punch contained blue koolaid.

  21. 283

    Want to try this for a boy baby shower, next month…. Can this be made without using any sherbet or ice cream? Looking for a blue punch without ice cream… Thank you for the recipe & post.

    • 284

      If you leave out the you need the sherbet or ice cream with the carbonated beverage to get the foamy bubbles.

  22. 285

    I made this punch for my sister’s baby shower only I used red Koolaide and raspberry sherbet. It turned out amazing and it was a beautiful shade of pink!

  23. 286

    How much does this make? How big of a bowl would you suggest?

    • 287

      the recipe states “Yield: 24 small servings”
      it should fit in most punch bowls, or I used an extra large glass bowl – something that will hold a 1 (2 liter) bottle Ginger Ale and 1 (64 oz) bottle White Grape Juice – with room to add the sherbet

  24. 288
    Lenoria says:

    I was looking for a blue punch recipe and my daughter found this one. I usually make a green or red punch using lemon lime kool aid or cherry or fruit punch kool aid, 1 can pineapple juice, 1 cup sugar, and gingerale (no ice cream or sherbet) or if you don’t want the fizz just fill the rest of a gallon container with water and stir together (if you use water and a gallon jug you can shake it).

  25. 289

    my daughter and i made this on Saturday for a baby shower. We made NO substitutions at all and it was green! A terrible looking green color!

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