|I found this idea on babble.com.|
There seems to be a plethora of rainbow ideas available this summer. Just search rainbow food and you'll find a host of new ideas. One idea our daughter found and was so excited to make was Rainbow Popsicles. These can be a bit tedious in the making, but the result is fabulous! The littles in our home thoroughly enjoyed the process. I would say the hardest part was the waiting time. Between each layer there is 30 minute freezing time and then a final 3-hour freezing time. Three hours is a long time on a hot summer afternoon.
We used organic juices found at the market. I bought a pomegranate juice, not the $6-$8 bottle of super antioxidant juice, just a pomegranate juice about $3 a bottle. Also, if your concerned about food coloring, there are natural food coloring alternatives available at healthier food stores.
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
2 cups pomegranate juice
3 cups lemonade
1 cup orange juice
Dixie Cups (we just used Popsicle containers and cups we had around the house)
In a medium saucepan, heat the sugar and water over medium heat. Bring to a boil, and stir until sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat. Stir in corn syrup. Set aside to cool.
Prepare and chill the liquid layers.
Red: Combine 1 cup pomegranate juice, 2 tablespoons simple syrup, 2 drops red food coloring.
Orange: Combine 1 cup orange juice, 2 tablespoons simple syrup, 1 drop red & 1 drop yellow food coloring.
Yellow: Combine 1 cup lemonade, 2 tablespoons simple syrup, 1-2 drops yellow food coloring.
Green: Combine 1 cup lemonade, 2 tablespoons simple syrup, 1-2 drops green food coloring.
Blue: Combine 1 cup lemonade, 2 tablespoons simple syrup, 1-2 drops blue food coloring.
Purple: Combine 1 cup pomegranate juice, 2 tablespoons simple syrup, 2 drops blue and 1 drop red food coloring. We have a neon food coloring pack that has purple. If you have that, then 2 drops purple.
|We used juice glasses and IKEA Popsicle holders|
|Fresh from the freezer. Just run warm water over the glass and the Popsicles loosen up easily.|
|This is a BIG Popsicle!|