This rubber ducky punch was a splash at my daughter’s baby shower. We knew beforehand she was having a boy baby, so this made the shower even more special. Not only did it make a great beverage but it acted as a unique centerpiece. The rubber ducks were a keepsake for the mother to be. You can find many uniquely dressed or decorated rubber ducks online, each with color schemes and outfits that pertain to the mother or father to be.
Note: make sure you wash the rubber ducks well before placing them in the punch. Like most plastics, they have an oil coating. a good soak in a warm soapy bath prior to use in the punch is a must! Make sure you rinse them well after use in the rubber ducky punch as well. Some fruit juice may get in the squeaky bottom nozzle and can cause mold if not properly cleaned up.
Rubber Ducky Punch
- 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)
- 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.
TIPS FOR ALTERNATIVE RECIPE
If you can’t find Blue Kool-Aid 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