Have you ever wondered what a rainbow might taste like? You don’t have to be a unicorn to know. Join us — catch a rainbow, wear a rainbow and make these Rainbow Popsicle Rings. (They’re 100% fruit + juice.)
Rainbow popsicle rings are novel, fun, funny, yummy (and, made with 100% fruit and juice) and a perfectly portioned small treat! We made these to brighten a weekday that we were shared with special friends but, I will definitely add these to a party soon. (St. Patty’s Day, here we come!) Rainy day fun, perfect party additions (make ahead + so easy to serve) , as well as being a very fun project to make together.
1/2 Cup Raspberry Puree * (see puree instructions below)
1/2 Mango Puree
1/2 Kiwi Puree,
2 1/2 C. Apple Juice
12 – 3 cl plastic cups or similar. (Use the smallest freezer-friendly plastic cups available.)
12 Pipe cleaners
Combine purees and juices, in separate bowls, as listed below. Set aside.
How to make the pureed layers:
I use a handheld blender because I feel that they’re so quick and easy to clean. You may also use your regular food processor.
1/2 C Raspberry Puree (or approximately 3/4 Cup fruit before pureeing) + 3/4- 1 C Apple Juice
1/2 Mango Puree (or approximately 3/4 Cup fruit before pureeing) + 3/4 – 1 Apple Juice
1/2 C Kiwi Puree (or approximately 3/4 Cup fruit before pureeing; strain if you would prefer seedless ) + 3/4 C Apple Juice
1 Cup Apple Juice with blue food coloring** This is a juice only layer and I think is a nice way to seal in the fruit.
* Important Notes:– If you would prefer to avoid using blue food coloring, this blue layer can be replaced with 1/2 C blue or black berries and 3/4 C apple or grape juice. This color won’t be as vibrant but, it is still beautiful.
– 5th Layer Optional: A 5th layer can be added by using the above blueberry or blackberry and juice blend.
** – I make fruit puree with my handheld blender. As a general rule of thumb, I add 1/2more than you need for the final measurement. This means that I measured 1/4 cup fresh fruit: 3/4 Cup fresh fruit = 1/2 cup fruit puree. I puree the fruit along with the juice. It is OK to add a little bit more juice if necessary.
Begin by preparing the pipe cleaner rings. Fold the pipe cleaners in half and fold around finger to shape as a ring. Twist the pipe cleaner at the base of the ring and continue to twist the full steam — leaving the top ring shape. The base will be frozen into the popsicle.
Print a Printable Rainbow Placemat, too! (not pictured, just click here)
Fruit Roll Ups
Olympic Salute Vegetable Dips
Bunny Muffins (naturally colored)
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