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Apple Sherbet Punch (VRP 400)

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Bring a burst of refreshing flavors to your next gathering with Apple Sherbet Punch, a delightful mix of creamy orange sherbet, crisp apple juice, tangy orange juice, and fizzy lemon-lime pop. This easy-to-make punch is a crowd-pleaser that’s perfect for parties, celebrations, or any occasion that calls for a cheerful and cooling beverage. Garnished with fresh mint, this punch not only tastes wonderful but also looks vibrant and inviting.

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Apple Sherbet Punch

A Short History:

  • Punch, a word derived from the Sanskrit pañc, meaning ‘five,’ was traditionally made with five ingredients: alcohol, sugar, lemon, water, and tea or spices.
  • The concept of punch has evolved over time and across cultures to include a wide variety of non-alcoholic versions, suitable for all ages.
  • Apple juice, a key ingredient in this recipe, has been a staple in diets around the world for centuries, appreciated for its health benefits and delicious taste.


  • 17th Century: Punch is introduced to England from India by sailors and employees of the British East India Company.
  • 19th Century: Non-alcoholic versions of punch become popular at social gatherings, especially in the United States.
  • Today: Punches like the Apple Sherbet Punch continue to be a favorite at parties, adapting to include a wide range of flavors and ingredients.

Tips for Making Apple Sherbet Punch:

  • Chill Your Ingredients: Ensure all your ingredients are well-chilled before mixing to keep the punch cold and refreshing.
  • Garnish Generously: Fresh mint not only adds a pop of color but also infuses a refreshing aroma and flavor into the punch.
  • Adjust to Taste: Feel free to adjust the ratio of juices or sherbet according to your preference. More sherbet can make the punch creamier, while more juice will make it lighter.
  • Serve Immediately: To enjoy the fizzy texture from the lemon-lime pop, serve the punch right after preparing it.
  • Creative Ice Options: To keep your punch cold without diluting it, consider making ice cubes from apple juice or orange juice.

Vintage Recipe Box 400 comes to us from Chalfont, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

It is a large white metal box that measures 12” D x 5.5” W x 4” H and has a metal tag that says “American Home Menu Maker.” According to my research, the box was sold in multiple colors for $1 and included 212 “basic recipes” for an additional $.50. (See the image below, which is an order form to purchase the box.)

At this time, we do not know anything about the history of the box.

We do show that this box came to us with another box, but at this time, we are not sure if the same person owned them or if the eBay seller grouped them.

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The image I found on Flickr is an original ad for the recipe box.

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Apple Sherbet Punch

Apple Sherbet Punch is the perfect addition to any celebration, offering a delightful combination of flavors that are sure to refresh and impress your guests. Its simplicity and vibrant presentation make it an excellent choice for hosts looking for an effortless yet memorable beverage option. So, scoop up that sherbet, pour in those juices, add a splash of pop, and watch as your guests enjoy this irresistible punch.

Apple Sherbet Punch

Apple Sherbet Punch (VRP 400)


  • 1 quart Orange Sherbet
  • 4 cups Michigan Flavorbest Apple Juice
  • 4 cups Orange juice
  • 1 bottle (28 oz.) Lemon-Lime Pop
  • Fresh Mint


Pour juices over balls of sherbet, add pop and garnish with mint.

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