White Christmas Punch

White Christmas Punch is the perfect non-alcoholic beverage for your holiday celebrations. This creamy and delicious punch, made with lemon-lime soda, vanilla ice cream, and sweetened condensed milk is kid-friendly and great for serving at all your holiday parties!

White holiday punch with sprinkles in a cup.

Christmas is right around the corner, and that means holiday dinners, get togethers, and plenty of festive parties. Our White Christmas Punch recipe is the perfect, kid-friendly drink to make for any event.

It’s made with vanilla ice cream, lemon-lime soda, sweetened condensed milk, and a touch of almond extract. It’s sweet, creamy, foamy, fizzy, and there’s plenty for a large crowd.

I’ve even included ways to make adult versions of this dessert punch in case you’re attending an over 21 get together. If you’d like to serve this alongside another alcohol-free favorite, try our Christmas Mocktails.

Substitutions and Variations

  • Use a Different Soda: Lemon-lime soda, like Sprite or 7-Up, works well in this punch. If you’d like to try something different, try ginger ale.
  • Evaporated Milk: If you don’t have sweetened condensed milk, use about 6 tablespoons of evaporated milk and simple syrup (1/2 cup granulated sugar + 1/4 cup water) as a replacement. Cook the water and sugar over low heat until the sugar dissolves, let it cool, then add it to the punch.
  • Extracts: Vanilla extract is a great substitute for almond extract. Peppermint extract would also work for a festive flavor.
  • Make It Boozy: Add your favorite alcoholic beverage to make this an adult party punch.

Equipment

No special kitchen equipment needed for this punch recipe. Below is a list of what I use (Amazon affiliate links included).

  • Punch Bowl: I like to use a large punch bowl and ladle for serving. If you have a large capacity pitcher, that will work, too.
  • Medium Bowl: This is optional, but I use a medium mixing bowl and whisk to combine the condensed milk with a little Sprite to make it easier to mix into the punch.
  • Serving Glasses: You’ll need some glasses to serve this holiday punch.

Storage

Our White Christmas Punch doesn’t hold up well to being stored. It’s best to prepare it just prior to serving.

Side view of punch in a cup.

Tips

  • Gently stir the punch to help break down the ice cream and make it extra creamy.
  • Start with less extract and add more if desired. Any flavor of extract you use has the potential to be strong and can overwhelm the flavor of the punch.
  • Add colorful sprinkles, cinnamon sticks, star anise, or fresh cranberries for a festive touch.

Frequently Asked Questions

It’s best to make this punch right before serving. The ice cream melts and mixes with the soda and condensed milk, which tastes best when made fresh.

Yes, it’s because of the ice cream and condensed milk, but the lemon-lime soda tones down the sweetness a bit. If you want it less sweet, you can use less condensed milk.

  • Vodka – Vodka is a good choice because it has a neutral taste. It won’t change the flavor of your punch much. That being said, we love vanilla and whipped cream flavored vodka.
  • White Rum – White rum adds a slightly sweet and smooth flavor, which goes well with the creamy taste of the punch.
  • Amaretto – Amaretto is an almond-flavored liqueur. It adds a nutty and sweet taste, which can be really delicious with vanilla ice cream and almond extract.
  • Baileys Irish Cream – Baileys will make your punch creamier and add a hint of Irish cream flavor, which tastes great with vanilla and condensed milk.
  • Kahlúa – If you like coffee, Kahlúa can add a rich, coffee flavor to your punch.

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Christmas ornaments next to a glass of punch.

White Christmas Punch

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Author: Kim
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 16 Servings

Ingredients

  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 liters lemon lime soda
  • 2 teaspoons almond extract, *See note.
  • 48 ounces vanilla ice cream

Instructions
 

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the sweetened condensed milk, 1 cup of lemon lime soda, and the almond extract until smooth.
    14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
    2 teaspoons almond extract
  • Scoop the ice cream into a large punch bowl then add the sweetened condensed milk mixture. Slowly pour in the remaining soda, and stir to combine.
    48 ounces vanilla ice cream
  • Use a ladle to scoop servings into individual glasses and serve immediately. Scroll up and see the post for tips, substitutions, and answers to frequently asked questions.

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Notes

*The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients in the recipe card and a serving size of 1 (8 ounce) cup of punch. Actual calories will vary.
*For more information, tips, and answers to frequently asked questions, please refer to the post.
*Almond extract is quite strong, so we recommend starting with less and adding more if desired. Vanilla or peppermint extract may be used in place of almond extract.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 cupCalories: 308kcalCarbohydrates: 47gProtein: 5gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.5gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 46mgSodium: 112mgPotassium: 263mgFiber: 1gSugar: 44gVitamin A: 424IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 182mgIron: 0.1mg

Nutrition Disclaimer

Kim and John Vargo of More Than Meat and Potatoes and its affiliates are not dieticians or nutritionists. Any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If preferred, use your favorite online nutrition calculator to double check the amounts. Calories and other nutritional values can vary based on brand and serving size.

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