This Fruit Punch is the real deal. Super sweet, super fruity, and guaranteed to be guzzled by kids everywhere. Dress it up (or down) all you want with endless variations.

Remember the fruit punch that was made in a giant cut glass bowl and served at every family birthday party, baby shower, and wedding you ever attended as child? This recipe is the real deal. Super sweet, super fruity, and guaranteed to be guzzled by kids everywhere. Dress it up (or down) all you want with endless variations.

Unlike my some of my other party drink options like pink lemonade vodka slush, pirate punch, and passion fruit and pineapple sangria, this one doesn’t have alcohol in it. It’s the perfect punch that everyone can enjoy.

Can you make a low sugar/no sugar version of fruit punch?

You can definitely reduce the amount of sugar using diet versions of the soda, low sugar fruit juice, or even flavored unsweetened soda water, but make sure you taste test as you go so you like what you’re making.

Can you make fruit punch with ginger ale?

Yes you can: use the ginger ale in the same proportions as the lemon lime soda.

Can you make fruit punch without pineapple juice?

Yes. Try mango juice, white grape juice, passionfruit juice, or some other fun tropical flavor.

Fruit punch in three clear glasses.

Can you mix alcohol with fruit punch?

If this is party is only for the grown-ups, then yes! I recommend something light and mixable, like vodka.

Can you add sherbet to fruit punch?

Sherbet can be used in place of fruit juice in the frozen ring mold for a fizzy, creamy floating island in the punchbowl. So retro!

Fruit punch in three clear glasses.

Fruit Punch

This Fruit Punch recipe lives up to its name: It's sweet, fruity, and guaranteed to be guzzled by kids and adults alike. Learn how to make Fruit Punch, how to spike it for a cocktail recipe, and how to customize it.
4.98 from 37 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs 10 mins
Total Time 4 hrs 20 mins
Servings 24 (1-cup) servings
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Calories 109

Ingredients 

  • 2 (6 ounce) cans frozen orange juice concentrate thawed (see note 1)
  • 2 (6 ounce) cans frozen lemonade concentrate thawed (see note 1)
  • 1 (48 ounce) can pineapple juice (see note 1)
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 pints strawberries hulled (see note 2)
  • 1 (1 liter) bottle lemon-lime soda such as Sprite (see note 3)

Instructions 

  • Combine the orange juice, lemonade, pineapple juice, and water and stir well.
  • Place the whole strawberries into a ring mold. Pour in enough fruit juice to fill the mold. Freeze. Refrigerate the remaining juice.
  • When ready to serve, pour the fruit juice into a punch bowl and add the soda. Float the strawberry ice ring in the punch.

Recipe Video

Notes

  1. Frozen orange juice concentrate, frozen lemonade concentrate, and pineapple juice: Thawed versions of those two frozen drink concentrates amp up the flavor of this Fruit Punch. I highly recommend those in particular, but feel free to mix things up on the regular juice front. If pineapple isn’t your top pick, try mango juice, white grape juice, or passionfruit juice instead.
  2. Strawberries: These lend lovely color and a hint of sweetness to the ice ring that I suggest serving with your Fruit Punch. You can absolutely mix up your fruits or swap in a single other berry, if you like.
  3. Lemon-lime soda: Ginger ale is a stellar substitute if you prefer that over citrus soda.
  4. Yield: This recipe makes a party-friendly 24 (8-ounce) servings of Fruit Punch. Since the drink recipe starts with 2 cans of each kind of frozen concentrate, it’s a cinch to make a half batch if you’re hosting a smaller crowd. (Simply use half of every ingredient in the punch recipe listed below.)
  5. Storage: Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  6. Make ahead: Make the juice and assemble the ice mold up to 3 days in advance.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cupCalories: 109kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 9mgPotassium: 234mgFiber: 1gSugar: 22gVitamin A: 61IUVitamin C: 51mgCalcium: 22mgIron: 1mg
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  1. Made this for Memorial Day. It was so pretty and came out delicious. I added additional sliced fruits (peaches, oranges, lemons, limes, and the strawberries). The frozen ring kept it cold for at least 3-4 hours (kept it indoors). As it melted, it didn’t water down the punch. Adults were able to add alcohol (rum) to their own cup to make it an adult drink.5 stars

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