What you’ll need:
Vanilla ice cream
Gel food coloring in purple, blue, green, yellow, orange, and red
Rainbow cookie cutter
Canned whipped cream
It’s not a huge revelation that people love rainbows. Whether a rainbow is in the sky, or is a print on a pillow, it’s a beautiful thing. So why wouldn’t we also want to eat rainbows? They’re colorful, yummy, and perfect for a little girl’s birthday party, a baby shower, or even a wedding. With that many different events where rainbows can be eaten you certainly should feature them at one of your upcoming celebrations. When you make rainbows from ice cream, and serve them individually, each guest will feel lucky, happy, and full.
Get out a loaf pan and use it for making the rainbow ice cream. Line the pan with plastic wrap to make it easier to get the ice cream back out of the pan. Let vanilla ice cream sit out for a short while until you can insert a skewer without having to push hard. It can be helpful to stir the ice cream as it’s melting; that will give you a more uniformed melt.
Take three scoops of ice cream and put them in a bowl. Make another bowl, and another – six altogether. Stir in gel food coloring to create six different colors for the rainbow. With gel food coloring, the more you add, the darker the color becomes. Make one bowl each of purple, blue, green, yellow, orange, and red.
Quickly spread the purple ice cream on the bottom of the pan so that you have an even layer. Then, make a layer of blue, one of green, a yellow layer, an orange one, and then a red layer. Cover with plastic wrap and put it in the freezer for several hours or overnight.
Turn the ice cream out onto a cutting board and slice it into thick slices – one for each guest. Turn the striped ice cream onto one flat side and use a cookie cutter to cut a rainbow shape. Lay the rainbow on a plate. Make the individual rainbow plates and then you can make the clouds.
Use canned whipped cream to create a cloud at each end of the rainbow. Spray out some of the whip cream so that it slightly covers each end. Depending on the type of party you’re having you might want to also put some gold candy coins at the end of the rainbow, beside the cloud.
Edible rainbows bring beauty to any celebration but they offer more than that. They provide the punch of color, the theme, the treats, and the full and satisfied guests.