Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Easy Rainbow Ices

I have such find memories of summertime in Crown Heights, stopping at Nosh World for a scoop of rainbow ices.  The other day I decided to make some for my own kids (who don't have Nosh World just around the corner)  The recipe I made was super easy and I'm sure a lot healthier then the original.  It till is flavored artificially, but at least it has the added benefit of being made with pure fruit juice too.
It has been a while since I have had rainbow ices, but I think this tasted pretty similar to what I remember.  The ices are also the prefect texture.
I used lime and raspberry flavors but feel free to pick your own family's flavor, or make it with more then 2 colors.


Easy Rainbow Ices
for each color:
  • 1 package jello dessert (flavor of your choice)
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup sugar

Dissolve jello in boiling water.  Add both juices and sugar, stir quickly to prevent jello from setting before mixed in. (If it sets too quickly, don't worry, as it will all be combined properly when blended later)
Freeze each color in separate containers till completely frozen (a few hours or can take overnight).
Place one color at a time in the blender and blend till smooth.
Place one large spoonful at a time into container, alternating colors.  Return to freezer to refreeze.