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.

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.

Ducky Bath Baby Shower Punch in a bowl.

The Cutest Blue Punch For A Shower

This fruity sherbet punch recipe 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 blue punch, for a cute bubble bath scene adorable for a 1st birthday or rubber ducky baby shower. 

What Is Sherbet Punch?

Sherbet punch is a sweet and fruity beverage made by combining fruit juice, soda, and sherbet. It’s often served chilled at parties and gatherings and is known for its refreshing and colorful presentation. Sherbet punch can feature various flavors of sherbet, such as pineapple, orange, or raspberry, adding a creamy and tangy element to the drink.

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.

Why You’ll Love This Blue Punch For a Baby Shower

  • Eye-catching and playful: Guests will love the vibrant blue “bath water,” foaming bubbles, and adorable floating rubber ducks.
  • Refreshing flavor: Made with Blue Raspberry Lemonade, Ginger Ale, White Grape Juice, and pineapple sherbet for a deliciously fruity taste.
  • Easy to make: With just a few simple ingredients, this blue punch is quick and effortless to prepare, leaving you more time to enjoy the party.
  • Perfect for themed events: Ideal for ducky-themed baby showers, or baby’s first birthday party! Adding a fun and whimsical touch to your celebration.
  • Guaranteed crowd-pleaser: Always the hit of the party, this punch is sure to impress guests of all ages with its visual appeal and delightful taste.

Punch recipes like Strawberry Party Punch and Strawberry Peach Ginger Ale Party Punch are shower classics—you’ll recognize them once you see the frothy mounds of floating sherbet on top.

Blue Punch made with blue Kool-Aid

What Do I Need To Make Blue Punch

With just a few simple ingredients, you can whip up our delightful blue punch drink, perfect for adding a touch of whimsy to your ducky-themed baby shower. Adorable with rubber duckies floating in the brilliant blue ‘bath water.

  • Blue, unsweetened Kool-Aid – Look for Berry Blue (brighter blue in color) or Ice Blue Raspberry Lemonade flavors
  • Ginger Ale – chilled
  • White Grape Juice or White Cranberry Juice – chilled
  • Sugar
  • Pineapple Sherbet (not ice cream) – softened
  • Rubber Duckies – wash before using.

For specific amounts, please refer to the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post.

How To Make Blue Punch For a Baby Shower

With these simple steps and ingredients, sherbet punch is always a big hit, and such a pretty addition to the beverage table.

When you are making this recipe, you’ll want to use the full recipe at the bottom of the page.

Prep Ahead Tips

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 helps 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.


  1. 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 the sugar is dissolved.
  2. Carefully add the ginger ale to the bowl, go slow so you don’t overflow the bowl.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
Rubber Ducky Sherbet Punch made with blue Kool-Aid

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.

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. 

How Can I Make A Ducky Punch For a Girl?

I get emails all the time asking “how to make this ducky punch 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!

Why Wont My Ducks 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.

What Makes The Sherbet Punch Blue?

The simple answer is Blue Kool-Aid packets – Look for Mixed Berry, Ice Blue Raspberry Lemonade or any blue flavors.

You can also add a small amount of blue gel food color to the punch. Just dip a toothpick in the gel food coloring and swirl it around in the punch. A little goes a long way and this allows you to add a little coloring at a time.

What If I Can’t Find Blue Kool-Aid Packets?

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.

Ducky Bath Baby Shower Punch in bowl

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 gathering and is always the hit of the party.

This Adorable Ducky Baby Shower Punch made with blue Kool-Aid gives the look of bath water and bubbles made of sherbet mixed with the ginger ale for the perfect party refreshment. Get this party punch recipe at #punch #babyshower #birthday #ducks
Ducky Bath Baby Shower Punch in bowl

Blue Baby Shower Punch with Rubber Ducks

Yield: 24 small servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

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”.


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


  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


  • 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
  • 64 ounces of White Grape Juice
  • 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

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 79Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 4mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 1gSugar: 18gProtein: 0g

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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