The classic summer flavors of peach, orange, and pineapple come together in this frosty, fun Slushy Peach Punch. This batch is big enough to serve a crowd of 16-20, with no blender required at the time of serving, so it’s ideal for large gatherings. Prep it ahead of time and cool your summer guests with this sweet, icy treat.
- Peaches – Sweet summer peaches make up a big part of this punch. Make sure you are using nice, ripe peaches for the best flavor. Frozen peaches work well here, too. Check out our tutorial on how to save your fingers and peel peaches easily.
- Pineapple Sherbet – Find this by the ice cream at your store. If you aren’t able to find it, feel free to sub a similar flavor. There are a lot of easy recipes out there to make your own.
- Peach Jell-O – This may seem like a strange addition, but peach Jell-O adds a nice punch of peach flavor and helps this punch reach its correct slushy consistency.
How to Make Slushy Peach Punch
- For the slushy part of the punch, you’ll need peeled peaches, sugar, water, peach Jell-O, lime juice, and orange juice. Combine the sugar, water, and peach Jell-O in a large saucepan and boil for 3 minutes.
- Place the peeled peaches in a blender and blend until smooth. You’ll want 3 cups of peach puree.
- Combine the peach mixture with some lime juice and orange juice. Place in a large Ziploc bag (or a couple of quart-sized Ziploc bags–that’ll be easier to use when you’re ready to make the slush) and freeze overnight or for several days.
- To make the slush, you’ll need the peach mixture, plus 2 cups of pineapple sherbet and a 2-liter bottle of Sprite. When ready to serve, allow the peach mixture to thaw for 15-20 minutes. Combine the peach mixture with the pineapple sherbet and Sprite in a large punch bowl or drink serving container.
- Stir to combine everything (it could take a few minutes for things to get good and mixed and slushy). Serve with straws and spoons. Serves 16-20.
This slushy punch is a great option for larger gatherings where you need to prep ahead. The fact that it’s frozen and slushy makes it extra enticing for outdoor summer gatherings, and means that it could be served all by itself for a stand-alone refreshment. If you’d like other options, keep things light with a fruit or veggie tray.
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- How far ahead of time can I make this? This is a great recipe for planning ahead! In theory, the frozen mixture should last a long time in the freezer. If making this for an event, however, I would probably freeze it no more than a week ahead of time. Transport your frozen mixture and sherbet in a cooler filled with ice (or even dry ice if you have a long way to go) and then assemble everything a few minutes before serving.
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3/4 cup white sugar
3 cups mashed or blended peaches
3 cups water
1 3-ounce package peach Jell-O
1/3 cup fresh lime juice
2 cups orange juice
1 2-liter bottle Sprite
1 pint pineapple sherbet
Combine the sugar, water, and peach Jell-O in a large saucepan and boil for 3 minutes.
Stir in the peach puree, lime juice, and orange juice. Place in a large Ziploc bag (or a couple of quart-sized Ziploc bags–that’ll be easier to use when you’re ready to make the slush) and freeze overnight or for several days.
When ready to serve, allow the peach mixture to thaw for 15-20 minutes. Combine the peach mixture with the pineapple sherbet and Sprite in a large punch bowl or drink serving container.
Serve with straws and spoons.