Rainbow Popsicles

Outstanding 7 layer rainbow popsicles! Make your own homemade rainbow popsicles with lots of fresh fruit!
Outstanding 7 layer rainbow popsicles! Make your own homemade rainbow popsicles with lots of fresh fruit!We have a double whammy! Last week we shared our recipe for rainbow smoothies and today we’re sharing a recipe for rainbow popsicles! One fun recipe – 2 great ideas!

I like to think of it like muffins and bread. You can make banana bread muffins or banana bread out of the same batter. Same thing here – rainbow smoothie or rainbow popsicles but the base recipe is the same!

Outstanding 7 layer rainbow popsicles! Make your own homemade rainbow popsicles with lots of fresh fruit!In the rainbow smoothie recipe I talk a lot about how to make the smoothies, what kind of ingredients you’ll need, and how to layer the smoothie.

Today I’m going to talk about taking this recipe from a smoothie and making it into a popsicle!

In order to make popsicles at home you’ll need a popsicle mold and popsicle sticks. I rounded up 8 fun molds that will definitely get us excited about popsicle season!

Fun popsicle molds plus a recipe for rainbow popsicles!#1 – Stainless Steel Popsicle Mold – they kind of look like spaceships!
#2 – Ice Cream Cone Mold – how fun?!
#3 – Ring Pop Mold – hello 1990s!!
#4 – Standard Popsicle Mold – this is the one I own and love it!
#5 – Rocket Popsicle Mold – I could definitely see myself buying this one when we have kids!
#6 – Star Wars Lightsaber Popsicle Mold – GREAT idea!
#7 – Squeezable mold – with a cap so you can save the popsicle for late!
#8 – Double popsicle mold – 2 popsicles in one, share one or eat them both!

So fun, I think I want all of them now!!

Outstanding 7 layer rainbow popsicles! Make your own homemade rainbow popsicles with lots of fresh fruit!Layering the smoothies in the mold is easy. Use a spoon or tablespoon to scoop the smoothie mixture into the mold. It’s natural for the layers to blend a bit, but I have noticed that spooning the smoothies into the mold versus pouring the smoothie in from a glass leaves better results.

Once the molds are filled, freeze the popsicles overnight.

Outstanding 7 layer rainbow popsicles! Make your own homemade rainbow popsicles with lots of fresh fruit!To get the popsicles to release from the mold, fill your kitchen sink with room temperature water. Place the mold in the water, making sure the water does not go above the top of the mold.

Allow the mold to sit in the water for a few seconds.

Begin to wiggle a popsicle free. If it feels tough, allow them to set in the water a few more seconds.
Once all of the popsicles are removed from the mold, enjoy or wrap the extras in plastic wrap and return to the freezer.

Outstanding 7 layer rainbow popsicles! Make your own homemade rainbow popsicles with lots of fresh fruit!Here’s the best part, most likely you’ll have leftover smoothie (unless you’re making 30+ popsicles at one time) so you can enjoy a rainbow smoothie while you wait for your rainbow popsicles to freeze!

Rainbow Popsicles

Yield: 30+ popsicles

Total Time: 24 hours

Ingredients:

RED LAYER

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt, vanilla or plain
  • 1/2 cup frozen raspberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
  • water or liquid for blending

ORANGE LAYER

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt, vanilla or plain
  • 1/2 cup frozen peaches
  • 1 small orange
  • 1/4 cup frozen mango
  • water or liquid for blending

YELLOW LAYER

  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt, vanilla or plain
  • 1 cup frozen pineapple
  • water or liquid for blending

GREEN LAYER

  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt, vanilla or plain
  • 1 handful (or more) spinach
  • 1 cup frozen pineapple
  • water or liquid for blending

BLUE LAYER

  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt, vanilla or plain
  • 1 cup frozen pineapple
  • small amount of blue food coloring
  • water or liquid for blending

PURPLE LAYER

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt, vanilla or plain
  • 1 cup frozen mixed berries
  • water or liquid for blending

MAGENTA LAYER

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt, vanilla or plain
  • 1/2 cup sliced canned beets
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries or raspberries

Directions:

FOR EACH SMOOTHIE

  1. Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Add more liquid to help it blend if it's too thick.
  2. Transfer the smoothie to a bowl or container, rinse the blender and prep the next smoothie.

TO ASSEMBLE THE RAINBOW POPSICLES

  1. Carefully layer each color smoothie in a popsicle mold in rainbow order.
  2. Layering the smoothies in the mold is easy. Use a spoon or tablespoon to scoop the smoothie mixture into the mold. It’s natural for the layers to blend a bit, but I have noticed that spooning the smoothies into the mold versus pouring the smoothie in from a glass leaves better results.
  3. Once the molds are filled, add the sticks and freeze the popsicles overnight.
  4. To get the popsicles to release from the mold, fill your kitchen sink with room temperature water. Place the mold in the water, making sure the water does not go above the top of the mold.
  5. Allow the mold to sit in the water for a few seconds.
  6. Begin to wiggle a popsicle free. If it feels tough, allow them to set in the water a few more seconds.
  7. Once all of the popsicles are removed from the mold, enjoy or wrap the extras in plastic wrap and return to the freezer.
This recipe will make A LOT of rainbow popsicles! You can definitely cut each smoothie recipe in half if you'd prefer to not have tons of extra smoothie. If you are opposed to using a small amount of blue food coloring to achieve the blue layer, it's totally fine to skip that layer! If you want to go the all natural route, here is a tutorial for how to make natural blue food coloring, or you can buy natural blue food coloring here or here as well.

Outstanding 7 layer rainbow popsicles! Make your own homemade rainbow popsicles with lots of fresh fruit! Outstanding 7 layer rainbow popsicles! Make your own homemade rainbow popsicles with lots of fresh fruit!

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