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Rainbow Ice Cream Pops

Source: cakespy – by Jessie Oleson


[Photographs and original illustrations: Cakespy]

How you attain your rainbow of ice cream hues is up to you: you can either use ice cream flavors which are naturally tinted in the colors of the rainbow (strawberry for red; orange flavored for orange; French vanilla or banana for yellow; green tea or mint chocolate chip for green; any kid-friendly blue ice cream for blue; blueberry for violet; et cetera), or if you don’t want to invest in five ice cream flavors or feel that the flavors might not be harmonious, you can also attain this look by tinting vanilla ice cream with food coloring.

Simply stack your colors in popsicle molds (I used the Orka mold) or even paper cups, insert a stick, and let them freeze. This recipe couldn’t be easier, and the finished product is a pleasurable frozen treat with a visual twist which makes it that much more delightful to eat.

For best results, use ice cream that has been softened to the point where it is almost, but not quite, liquid.

About the author: Jessie Oleson is a writer, illustrator, gallery owner, and cake anthropologist who runs Cakespy, an award-winning dessert website. Her first book came out in October 2011; she is currently at work on her second book.

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About This Recipe

Yield: makes 4 popsicles
Active time: 10 minutes
Total time: 2 hours, 10 minutes
Special equipment: Popsicle molds
This recipe appears in: Cakespy: Rainbow Ice Cream Pops


  • 3 tablespoons pink-tinted ice cream, softened
  • 3 tablespoons orange-tinted ice cream, softened
  • 3 tablespoons yellow-tinted ice cream, softened
  • 3 tablespoons green-tinted ice cream, softened
  • 3 tablespoons blue-tinted ice cream, softened
  • 3 tablespoons violet-tinted ice cream, softened


  1. Spoon equal amounts of the red-hued ice cream into each popsicle mold (about 1/2 heaping tablespoons each). Repeat with orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet ice cream. Each mold should be just filled to the top.
  2. Insert the popsicle sticks in the center of each mold or cup, ensuring that there is approximately a 1/2-inch gap between the end of the stick and bottom of the mold (which will be the top of the popsicle). Place the molds in the freezer for about 2 hours, or until quite firm
  3. When ready to eat, remove from the molds.



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Presidents’ Day Recipes | Taste of Home

Haven’t celebrated this federal holiday in the past? Why not start this year? Honor one of our past presidents by serving one of these dishes.

President Abraham Lincoln

Chocolate Cherry Lincoln LogChocolate Cherry Lincoln Log
The first time I made this festive cake roll was for Lincoln’s birthday…but it’s a great dessert for any holiday or special meal. Feel free to change the ice cream flavor.
—Marilyn Jensen, Cody, Wyoming

Lincoln LogLincoln Log
As an appetizer for my Presidents’ Day dinner, I reshaped a favorite cheese ball recipe into this log. Rolled in nuts and sprouting herb sprig “branches”, it was a fun and flavorful way to honor one of our most famous leaders.
—Mary Beth de Ribeaux, Gaithersburg, Maryland

President George Washington

George Washington Cherry CobblerGeorge Washington Cherry Cobbler
We lived on a farm with lots of fruit trees when I was growing up, and since Dad loved fruit, Mother prepared it often in many different ways. Blackberries or blueberries can also be used in this cobbler.
—Juanita Sherwood, Charleston, Illinois

Martha Washington's FanMartha Washington’s Fan
Easter morning would not be the same at our house without this bread. The impressive loaves also make nice Christmas gifts.
—Susan Peck, Springfield, Missouri

Martha Washington PiesMartha Washington Pies
This recipe was handed down to me by my mother. It’s so easy to make and always gets compliments. I like topping the nutty meringues with strawberries at Christmas, and I use peaches during the summer.
—Ginger Clark, Hinesville, Georgia

President Dwight D. Eisenhower

Mamie Eisenhower's Fudge RecipeMamie Eisenhower’s Fudge Recipe
My mother came across this recipe in a newspaper some 40 years ago. One taste and you’ll see why it doesn’t take long for a big batch to disappear.
—Linda First, Hinsdale, Illinois

President Jimmy Carter

Peanut Butter PiesPeanut Butter Pies
I absolutely love peanut butter and peanut butter pie is one of my favorites. But I’m a Registered Dietitian, so I knew just how high my original recipe was in fat and calories. I cut down on several critical things, and the resulting pie is great!
—Lisa Varner, Greenville, South Carolina

Sugared PeanutsSugared Peanuts
I tend to make these only for special occasions, such as holidays, because I cannot keep my husband and son (and myself!) away from them. They never last long, so you might want to make a double batch.
—Polly Hall, Rockford, Michigan

President Bill Clinton

Presidential Cinnamon-Glazed Almonds Snack RecipePresidential Cinnamon-Glazed Almonds Snack
For his 1993 inauguration, President Bill Clinton ordered a half ton of these sweet and crunchy almonds! They were nicknamed the president’s snack of choice, so many people tried them. You and your family will likely find them irresistible as well.
—Almond Board of California


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