Colored Ice Cube Punch is a super easy yet cute party punch idea. Freeze the orange, grape or strawberry soda in ice cube trays then pour Sprite over the top. It’s that simple to have a delicious party punch. I’m sharing the keys to success.
- 2 bottles (2 liters each) lemon lime soda, like Sprite
- 1 bottle (2 liters) orange soda, like Orange Fanta
- 1 bottle (2 liters) grape soda, like Grape Fanta
- 1 bottle (2 liters) strawberry soda, like Strawberry Fanta
- At least 4 hours before party, fill separate ice cube trays with orange, grape and strawberry soda and place in freezer. Place lemon lime soda in refrigerator to chill.
- When it's time for party, place 1-2 colored ice cubes of the same color into each 9-ounce punch cup then pour chilled lemon lime soda over the ice cubes.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 163Unsaturated Fat: 0gSodium: 40mgCarbohydrates: 41gSugar: 40gProtein: 1g
Check out these other fantastic recipes from GraceLikeRainBlog.com.
Key to Success #1 – Freeze In Advance
This party punch is so easy that you can almost forget about it, but you do want to keep in mind that you’ll have to freeze the colored ice cubes in advance! At least 4 hours before the party, and preferably the night before, pour the orange, grape and strawberry soda into separate ice cube trays and stick them in the freezer.
You’ll want to use separate ice cube trays so that you won’t mix the colors. You can pick up some standard plastic ice cube trays at your local dollar store or at your grocery store if you don’t already have some.
If you’re feeling a little extra, you can find some fancy shaped ice cube trays like these cat faces or these hearts and stars or pretty much any other shape that you can dream up. It would be super cute to make your ice cubes match your party theme.
Key to Success #2 – Pick the Perfect Party Cup
Perfect party cups for punch usually hold about 9 ounces of punch at a time. You can get clear plastic cups that fit the bill pretty cheaply but there are also a lot of other fun options out there.
If you’re having a Hawaiian Luau Party, these Aloha cups are perfect. They also have some with gold or silver rims if you’re having a fancy shindig. You can also find colored party cups at your local party store or on Amazon.
One thing to keep in mind is that you’ll want to find cups that are short and wide versus tall and skinny. This will give you more surface area to really let the pretty colors of your ice cubes shine through.
Key to Success #3 – One Color Per Cup
It’s very important that you only put cubes of a single color into each cup. If you put two or three different colors, they’ll eventually melt. And when they melt, the colors will combine into a brownish hue. To avoid brown drinks, just put ice cubes of single color into each cup.
Because the ice cubes will melt, it’s best to put them into the party cups right at serving time. I put my colored ice cubes in an insulated ice bucket before the party but they are softer than normal ice cubes and some of the color rubbed off on the other ice cubes. It still worked great but keep in mind that this could happen.
I used some little tongs to grip the ice cubes and transfer them to the cups.