Here’s a cute way to “taste the rainbow”, as the old slogan goes! You’ll need jel dessert in all colors of the rainbow. Jell-o of course comes available in everything from red to purple but is not vegan. Instead, I prepared a big batch of Lieber’s clear unflavored jel dessert. We divided it among 5 cups, and used food coloring to make:
This was a great refresher on color mixing, since I only had food coloring in primary colors!
I also had Simply Delish’s orange flavored jel dessert, so we used that for the orange layer.
Now you’ll need to layer your dessert. We spooned a layer of purple into a cup and placed in the freezer for about 15 minutes to speed up the setting process.
Continue adding layers and freezing briefly until you have a full rainbow.
Unfortunately our three dark layers (purple, blue, green) and three light layers (yellow, orange, red) sort of blended in with one another. Shining a flashlight helped reveal the distinction!
Meanwhile Travis thought this was just the best dessert ever. Of course there was the obligatory poking and squishing that must happen with jel desserts.
Then it was time to spoon through the layers, and he kept me updated on his progress: “Mom, I’m up to the yellow!”
A super fun way to play with rainbows.