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“I wish I lived next to the end of a rainbow so that I could just climb up the rainbow and look at the colors.” My son has a fascination with rainbows, like most kids do. They’re colorful, they’re vibrant, and the way they appear in only the most specific circumstances makes them exciting and fun, a special treat. That’s why my son was so excited to make these easy rainbow popsicles with me! (And trust me when I say they’re SO easy that your kids can make them!)
To start these refreshingly easy rainbow popsicles, dice fruit into small pieces. Smaller fruits, like blueberries, can be left whole. You’ll want to account for as many of the rainbow colors as possible– we went with strawberries and watermelon for red tones, pineapple for yellow, kiwi for green, and blueberries for blue. You could add in mandarin orange pieces for orange or dice purple grapes for hints of purple, but just do your best to get as much as you can, even if you can’t use every hue.
If you have an older child, they can help you dice the items with a plastic or child-safe knife. Otherwise, you can pre-chop these and get their help with assembly!
Have your child layer the fresh fruits inside of your popsicle mold. These will work with any shape mold, so get creative! No popsicle mold? That’s okay! Paper cups work just fine, too.
Start with your red fruits, then add oranges, yellows, greens, and blues, in rainbow order. Just remember ROY G. BIV to figure out the right order to layer them in.
To hold the fruit together, top with liquid for hydration until your fruit is covered and your mold is almost full. I like to use coconut water because it’s packed with electrolytes, but cactus water or even a clear-colored fruit juice will work perfectly. You want to be sure your liquid is clear or mostly clear so you can easily see the rainbow spectrum in the popsicle!
Place the sticks in your popsicle molds, then freeze your popsicles until they’re solid and easily removed. It should only take a few hours, depending on the size and thickness of your mold, but I always like to freeze mine overnight just to be safe.
Then, enjoy! (And maybe share with a friend).
What’s your favorite way to get your kids to help out in the kitchen?
Let me know in the comments below! If you make these fun rainbow popsicles, be sure to tag me on Instagram or Twitter or post it on my Facebook page— I’d love to see your creations! Be sure to scroll down for the printable recipe!
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Easy Rainbow Popsicles Recipe
- 1/2 C assorted fruits in rainbow colors (strawberries, watermelon, mandarin oranges, pineapple, kiwi, and blueberries work well)
- 1 C coconut water or clear juice (or more, depending on your popsicle mold)
- Chop fruit into small dices using a child-safe knife.
- Layer fruit in rainbow order in popsicle mold.
- Cover with coconut water or clear juice, filling enough to cover fruit, stopping a little under the top of the mold.
- Freeze until popsicles are solid and serve frozen.
- You may need additional fruit depending on the size of your popsicle molds.