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Swamp Water Punch

Swamp Water Punch: made with limeade, ginger ale, pineapple juice, and lime ice cream or sherbet it makes a creamy fizzy swampy punch.
swamp water punch with lime sherbet or ice cream

When we decided on The Princess and the Frog movie for our first Disney Princess dinner and movie night, we knew swamp water punch would be the perfect addition.  Much of the Princess and the Frog takes places in the swamp lands of Louisiana.  The scenery is beautiful with fireflies, water lilies, mossy trees, and cat tails… along with green swampy water.  This was the inspiration for our drinks.

The Princess and the Frog themed party drinks swamp water punch

The Princess and the Frog swamp water punch

We wanted our swamp water drink to be the perfect disgusting swamp-green color and foamy so we added ice cream and pop for that fizzy, creamy swamp effect. It’s also so yummy, and kids love it. It’s one of my favorite easy recipes for a party

More Options and Alternatives

I had trouble finding lime sherbet where I live, but I did find lime ice cream at Baskin Robbins, which worked great and was delicious. If you can find lime sherbet, it would work great too. If you can’t find either of these, you could use vanilla ice cream with some green food coloring as an alternative.

how to make swamp water punch

I wanted the drink to be green so I used limeade as a base. The pineapple juice adds sweetness, but it does yellow the drink, so I only added a little. You could also add a little green food coloring, to make it more green as well. Some people like to use orange juice and make it an orange juice punch, including the orange juice pulp for more of the swampy effect. We liked the taste of the pineapple juice better, but orange juice is an option if you prefer.

swamp water punch made with sherbet or ice cream

We made our punch in individual glasses for our party, which worked great, and helped them stay fizzy. You could also make a large punch bowl of the swamp water punch instead, and guests could help themselves, or make it in a large pitcher.

You can also add ice cubes and even gummy worms to everyone’s glass as a swampy garnish.

Using Dry Ice

For a punch bowl you might even want to add some dry ice for a foggy effect. This would be especially fun for a Halloween party. To create this effect you will want to use two plastic punch bowls, one smaller than the other. Put the swamp water punch in the smaller bowl with a ladle for guests to help themselves. The small bowl will sit inside of the larger bowl. In the larger bowl add your dry ice. This will prevent your guests from accidently having any dry ice in their swamp juice glass. Be sure to use a clean rubber glove to handle the ice as it can harm your skin if in direct contact. To activate the ice for the party, just pour a little warm water on top.

green swamp water punch

Yield: 1

Swamp Water Punch

Swamp Water Punch
Prep Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes


  • 1 cup limeade
  • 1/2 cup gingerale
  • 1/4 pineapple juice
  • 1 large scoop of lime ice cream or lime sherbet


  1. In a glass combine the limeade, gingerale, and pineapple juice. Top with a scopp of lime ice cream, or sherbet. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 603Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 59mgSodium: 158mgCarbohydrates: 114gFiber: 4gSugar: 97gProtein: 6g
slim green swamp water punch
This recipe was part of our The Princess and The Frog themed Disney Princess Dinner and Movie Night -check out all the details about the whole party here.

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