Blue Baby Shower Punch with Rubber Ducks
brilliant blue “bath water” and foaming bubbles
This Adorable Ducky Baby Shower Punch made with blue Kool-Aid gives the look of bath water and bubbles. A fruity and frothy sherbet punch recipe that is the perfect party or baby shower refreshment.
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Serve this punch alongside other baby shower foods like creamy dill chicken salad on croissants, antipasto skewers, dried apricot and blue cheese canapes, seasonal fruit, baby shower themed cookies and blue velvet cake truffles.
The Cutest Blue Punch For A Shower
What’s the first thing you think of when you think of a baby shower? Great food and even better drinks! A Baby shower is a great occasion for a punch. It allows the mom-to-be to enjoy a fancy drink without alcohol and allows guests to serve themselves.
Punch is a staple at any baby shower and I’m all about it. When else do you get to sip a colorful sherbet punch out of tiny little cups?
This fruity blue punch for a baby shower has a frothy, bubble-bath consistency and the rubber duckies on top bring it all together! The ducks float on top of the punch, for a cute bubble bath scene adorable for a 1st birthday or duck baby shower.
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How To Make Blue Punch For a Baby Shower
With these simple steps and ingredients, you won’t want to leave this bathtub punch off your next baby shower.
(full printable punch recipe at the bottom of this post)
PREP AHEAD: This punch recipe is really very simple and doesn’t take much instruction, but there are a few things you can do to ensure sherbet punch success!
The day before you will want to place the ginger ale and grape juice in the refrigerator. Chilled liquids will not only help make your punch cold, but it’s also what help make the foam on top (aka bath bubbles).
On the day of the event, remove the sherbet from the freezer about a half hour before serving the punch. This will allow the sherbet to soften making it easier to scoop into the punch.
STEP ONE: When you’re ready to assemble the punch, you will need a clear punch bowl or a large glass serving bowl. Combine the Kool-Aid packet, sugar, and chilled grape juice in the bowl and stir until sugar is disolved.
STEP TWO: Carefully add the ginger ale to the bowl, go slow so you don’t overflow the bowl.
STEP THREE: Add about 8-10 scoops of softened sherbet to the punch. The sherbet scoops will float and melt and spread as it sits in the punch. The sherbet combined with the carbonated ginger ale will foam and resemble bubbles for the ducky bathtub punch.
STEP FOUR: Add clean (floating) rubber ducks to the top of the punch. Make sure you leave room for guests to ladle the punch into their cups. Set out small bowls of maraschino cherries and orange slices for guests to garnish their drinks, if desired.
What Other Sherbet Flavors Can I Use?
You can definitely switch up the sherbet flavors in this blue sherbet punch if you can’t find pineapple. Lemon sherbet would work great and might be easier to find, or you could even use sorbet. Vanilla ice cream may work in a pinch, but sherbet works much better in a punch recipe, ice cream is going to break down faster than the fruity sherbet.
FAQ & Tips For Making Ducky Baby Shower Punch
UPDATE: I’ve answered some of the questions that are asked about this ducky baby shower punch most often
How Can I Make A Ducky Punch For a Girl? I get emails all the time asking “how to make this ducky punch pink for a girl”….but the whole point of this blue punch is for the water (not for gender). Pink water would no longer look like ducks in a bath, it would look like ducks in pink punch.
If you want this bathtub punch to look more girly, you could use pink ducks.…..but honestly if your rubber ducky baby shower theme is pink, and this sherbet punch is sitting in the middle, it will fit in just fine…blue “water” and all! HA
My Ducks Don’t Float: NOT ALL RUBBER DUCKS WILL FLOAT. I bought bathtub rubber duckies from the baby department. Make sure your rubber ducks float! and don’t forget to wash them in hot soapy water (or run them through the dishwasher) before placing them in the punch.
Blue Kool-Aid – Look for Ice Blue Raspberry Lemonade flavor or any flavor that is blue in color.
Can’t find Blue Kool-Aid? Many people have a problem finding blue Kool-Aid. A reader used berry blue typhoon Hawaiian Punch, ginger ale, white grape juice and sherbet… NOTE: You Do NOT ADD SUGAR! (the Hawaiian Punch is sweetened so no more sugar is needed).
Be sure to chill all of your ingredients before putting the punch together.
This bathtub punch makes for a nice centerpiece as guests arrive, place their gifts and serve themselves!
What Do I Need To Make Blue Sherbet Punch Recipe
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This is a showy punch and your guests will be intrigued by the brilliant blue “bath water”, foaming bubbles and floating ducks! It really is the perfect addition to your next ducky themed baby shower and is always the hit of the party.
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- 1 packet blue, unsweetened Kool-Aid (Look for Blue Raspberry Lemonade)
- 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)
- Chill ginger ale and grape juice over night
- Remove sherbet from freezer about 1/2 hour before serving punch to soften
- In a large bowl, combine Kool-Aid packet, sugar and chilled juice. Stir to blend.
- Slowly add chilled ginger ale.
- Float 8 scoops of softened sherbet on top
- Add Rubber Duckies (don’t forget to wash before using)
- garnish cups with cherries and orange slices
- If you can't find Blue KoolAid then you can replace the unsweetened 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.
- 1 gallon bottle Hawaiian Punch Berry Blue
- 1 large can of White Grape Juice 1
- (2 liter ) bottle of Ginger Ale (or Sprite)
- Pineapple Sherbet
If you can't find Pineapple Sherbet, lemon sherbet or vanilla ice cream will work too
- Kool-Aid Ice Blue Raspberry Lemonade Unsweetened Soft Drink Mix
- Rubber Ducks
- CreativeWare Punch/Salad Bowl 16-Piece Set
- Welch's 100% White Grape Juice, 64 oz
- Canada Dry Ginger Ale, 2 L bottle
- Pink Rubber Ducks
- Hawaiian Punch Berry Blue Typhoon
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 80 Total Fat: 0g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 4mg Carbohydrates: 20g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 18g Protein: 0g