Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Rainbow Slush



Earlier this month I blogged about Morgan's rainbow themed birthday party. And I promised I'd share the rainbow slush soon. Guess what? I'm finally ready to share! It's really easy and inexpensive, and the kids loved it. So here goes. You will need:



Ice Pops, a trifle bowl, scissors, a fork & a small bowl. I got my ice pops at Walmart for $2.48 (they are $1.50 now at my store!).



Seperate by color. In these packages there are some colors with two shades, like green and yellow, and then pink and red. I mixed the similar colors together.



Cut open your tubes and empty into your bowl.



Next you will take your fork and smash them up so there are no big chunks. You want to try & get it as soft as possible so it spreads evenly.



Empty the contents of the bowl into your trifle bowl. (notice my little helper sitting on the table?)



Use your fork to smooth it down evenly. Then you will just repeat with each color. Make sure you put the trifle bowl in the freezer between layers so the colors don't mix.






You can see that my blue kind of disappeared into the purple because I waited too long to put it in the freezer.




And there you have it! I told you it was easy! I took it out of the freezer a little before I was ready to serve it, so it could soften up just enough to be scooped out. It was a big hit so I will definitely be making this again. Oh, and make sure that when you are done with it, if it's been sitting in the freezer for awhile (like I don't know, a week?) so LET IT THAW before trying to clean it. I tried to hurry things along with hot water, and needless to say, the trifle bowl didn't make it. Oops!


Linked to: Weekend Bloggy Reading at Serenity Now, Show & Share Day at Just a Girl, Foodie Friday at Little Brick Ranch, Rock Your Recipes at House of Hepworths, I'm Crafty at So You Think You're Crafty, Catch-As-Catch-Can at My Repurposed Life, Weekend Wrap Up Party at Tatertots & Jello, Sundae Scoop at I ♥ Naptime, Sunday Showcase at Under the Table & Dreaming, Think Pink Sundays at Flamingo Toes, Progress & Projects at Ma Nouvelle Mode, Too Cute Tuesday at Funky Polkadot Giraffe, Show Me What Ya Got at Not Just a Housewife, Get Your Craft On at Today's Creative Blog, Whatever Goes Wednesday at Someday Crafts, Link Party #48 at Tea Rose Home, Whassup Wednesday at Elements Interiors, Idea Sharin Wednesday at Women Who Do It All, What's Up Wednesday at Sew Woodsy, Show & Tell at Blue Cricket Design, Inspired By You Wednesday at Eisy Morgan, Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style, Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Chic Cottage, Hookin Up With HoH at House of Hepworths, Watcha Got Weekend at Lolly Jane Boutique, Favorite St. Patricks Day Crafts at Pink & Green Mama

69 comments:

Heidi said...

Wendy, that is so cool! I never in a million years would have guessed that you used popsicles to make it--I couldn't figure out how you had done it! LOL Thanks for sharing! Now that the Scooby Doo party is over, I have a year to work on convincing Maren to have a rainbow party next year. :D

Sweet Little Smoothie said...

You are brilliant, brilliant I say!! What a fun treat! Thanks for sharing :)

Amy said...

Wow that is awesome.. and it looks like it would be really hard... thanks for sharing the how to!

Lakeesha said...

Thanks for sharing the rainbo slush with us. I'm going to try it this summer for the kiddios in my life.

Great Blog!

Lakeesha@Connie's Purse

Jessa said...

What a cute idea! My kids will love this on a hot summer day! Thanks!

Life In The Thrifty Lane said...

Such a great idea, thanks for sharing. I bet it will be a hit at every kids party! Visiting from Amanda's party.

Jenni said...

that looks so delicious and beautiful at the same time! a hit for sure!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Such a neat idea! :) You really rock those rainbows, girl. Did you come up with this recipe yourself??! It's beautiful, and affordable too! :)

Thanks for joining my Weekend Bloggy Reading party! :)

Sue@creativetryals.blogspot.com said...

I love this - so simple yet very impressive!
Thanks for sharing.
Found you on House of Hepworths.

Alison @ mommadidit.blogspot.com said...

What a great idea! My kids would love this!

sugarswings said...

agree what a great idea and so cheap to make...all kids love slushies too....! love the rainbow party as well....the paintchip note pads are so creative!!!

Laura@livingabigstory said...

This is the COOLEST (no pun intended) idea ever! I will have to remember that for summer fun!

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

This looks awesome! What a cute idea!!

Megan said...

what an awesome idea...just another reason for me to buy a trifle bowl.

megan
craftycpa.blogspot.com

Lolly Jane said...

Oh yeah, this is going to be a summer hit at the upcoming barbques for sure ;) Thanks for the awesome {colorful} tutorial!

We would ♥ to see this in our current linky party! Feel free to stop by :) lollyjaneboutique.blogspot.com

Patti said...

I never thought about doing this...very clever...I wonder if you can make an adult version with some alcohol added???

Coffee and a Mop said...

Who would ever think to do that? That's awesome!

I featured it on my Celebrations and Holidays blog.

Little Brick Ranch said...

This is so creative!! I bet the kids loved it! Thanks for linking up to Foodie Friday.

@pril said...

Very Cool! I love rainbows! I saw this at Sundae Scoop by I Heart Naptime. I would like to feature this on my blog. Will send the link in a little bit.

My blog is having it's first linky party this weekend. I would love to have this post added: http://koolbeenz-blog.blogspot.com/2011/03/funky-fresh-friday-1.html

@pril said...

You are featured on KoolBeenz!
http://koolbeenz-blog.blogspot.com/2011/04/featured-crafters-2-with-tutorials.html

AliLilly said...

That looks great! Ya know my daughter wants to have a rainbow party for her birthday!! What a great idea! It's in June too so it's perfect!

Kelsey said...

Hello fello Sunshine State blogger! I absolutely love this! I will be making this for my sons birthday over the summer! I know it will be a cool treat for a hot summer party. Thanks for sharing!

kristy.lynn @ kristy.makes said...

really?! i mean that's just genius!! i totally would have never guessed it was made out of those things! very clever! thanks for sharing! :)

Erin @ Two Story Cottage said...

Great idea! I'll file this away for sure. I'm visiting from Serenity Now. :)

Felicia said...

Never would have thought it was freeze pops. I thought the hard route, ice, food coloring, flavoring.

Looks great!

Would love for you to share on my new link party!

http://allthingsfee.blogspot.com/2011/04/want-to-party.html

Krystine Stephenson said...

umm. . . that is BY FAR the coolest thing EVER! I think that this is on my list of TO DO's as soon a possible! Thanks for sharing how to do it, it really is awesome!!

http://lucyluvinyl.blogspot.com/

Steph @ Crafting in the Rain said...

Yum, and so pretty!

lizzandlittlebit said...

Beautiful, simple, and yummy! My favorite kind of treat! Thanks for sharing.

Sadie said...

I want those for MY birthday party LOL.

Sadie from randomosityblog.com

Cas said...

I have seen you link up at so many parties...no matter how many times I see it the thought pops in my head "Im turning 30 on the 18th I want that at my party"....It reminds me of the snowcones from when I was a kid...I love it!

Kathryn Michelle Jenkins said...

this is awesome! what a terrific idea. I will have to try it out now. I found you from someday crafts.

-kathryn
www.thedragonsfairytail.blogspot.com

Mama Pea Pod said...

Mmmm, looks yummy! We had a rainbow party for my daughter's birthday last year and did rainbow jello - it was such a hit! I love the slush idea too, will have to try it this summer.

Jessa Smith said...

That looks amazing. Especially on a hot day!

Jessa
www.jessajill.blogspot.com

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

Very cool! Thanks for linking up!
"catching" you this week.

gail

Lindsey @ Inspiring Creations said...

That is so fun and easy to do! Thanks for sharing! Would love for you to join my linky party

http://www.inspiringcreationsblog.com/2011/04/friday-favorites-linky-party.html

kayla said...

That is so neat and looks so refreshing!!

Elizabeth said...

Great idea! I know how much I want to dive into that, I can only imagine how the kids liked it.

http://agirlinherkitchen.blogspot.com

Little Miss Abbie said...

Thats so cool - found your pic on Pinterest and loved it!!!!

brooke said...

So smart. I am really impressed

ediblecrafts said...

So so so awesome. I posted a feature on Ediblecrafts.craftgossip.com. Hope that's OK! I think I spotted this on pinterest?

lisa said...

This is fabulous! And its economical as well so you really hit it out of the ballpark.http://theenchantedoven.blogspot.com/

Sanel said...

love this!
~repinned it to my Pinterest...
I Think I might use this idea for my Kai Lan party coming up

Chelley said...

I loved this idea and made it tonight! Just a few tips for anyone thinking about making it.

1.) My trifle bowl didn't have straight sides. It angled out slightly. As a result, my color layers weren't even. They are thicker on the bottom and thinner on top. It still looks great, but it's something to keep in mind.

2.) Let the pops sit out and thaw for just a few minutes before trying to open them and smash them up. I hurried through the first few so they wouldn't thaw and they froze my fingers and were hard to crush. After about 5 mins, it's much easier!

3.) I used a pizza cutter to help break up the pieces in the bowl. I thought it worked great. I cut it all up and then mashed a little bit with a fork.

Can't wait for everyone to taste this tomorrow! Thanks for the idea!

The Party Animal said...

This is fantastic - I am so gonna make this

oneordinaryday said...

What a great idea. Simple to do and an awesome presentation. :) Glad you shared!!!

Lisa said...

That is so cool! Who would have thought? Well, I guess you did. Very clever. I think I might have to try that sometime.

❀Lisa
Effective Teaching Articles Blog

Sheri said...

Yeah for you. That is awesome - I'm going to make it for my daughter. Thanks so much for sharing - just found your blog today - so glad I did.

Andrea said...

How many ice pops is that? About 50? Thanks! Excited to surprise my daughter with this for her 6th birthday, she is hosting a coloring contest :)

GAFlyGirl said...

what a totally creative and tasty treat! I Love it!

Leigh said...

That's a cool recipe and if the trifle bowl was Pampered Chef..send them the link to the blog maybe they'll replace your bowl?

themom said...

For my twins' 3rd birthday party the theme is NickJr and they have so many they love that we're doing rainbow/bright colors as the color theme and just having random things from different shows. I ADORE this! Seems to easy and they would love it! :)

Rachel {BubblyNatureCreations.com} said...

That is so neat and easy!!!

Jamie said...

This is SUCH a neat idea and so easy to do! I hope it's okay, I've featured your rainbow slush in a creative and colorful foods for St. Patrick's Day hub. You can see it here:

http://jamiebrock.hubpages.com/hub/Colorful-and-Creative-Food-Ideas-for-St-Patricks-Day

Thank you so much for sharing!

Nata said...

SUPER!!!! Das probiere ich garantiert mal aus!!!!

Danke fürs Zeigen!!

Liebe Grüße,
Nata

brooke said...

I am still going to make this but I make a rice krispie treat version. Threw in a link to you. Posting in a few days. :)

JK&Elle said...

Wow! That is so simple and so wonderful. Is it silly that something so simple made me so happy this morning. Thanks for sharing.

Cynwheeler said...

That is awesome.. As a Pampered Chef consultant I love finding new ways to use my Trifle Bowl.. Usually it sits in the cupboard all summer and I only pull it out for Heavy winter desserts. I will be sharing this with my most Loyal customers.. Thank you..

brendavr said...

Thank you for sharing this havign a 6th birtday party for my grand daughter in 3 weeks I am going to make a couple of these

TNewton said...

I wonder if you can pour sprite in to make it more like a frozen punch?

Laura Nearing said...

Love it. I'm going to make it "adult version" with vodka. Thanks :)

pink and green mama MaryLea said...

Genius!! Totally making this one for my kids!
Thank you so much for linking up and sharing with me.

Warmly,
Pink and Green Mama
MaryLea

Jen Ramirez said...

That's really cool, but it needs something to make it more "drinky"! like 7up or ginger ale. how could we pull that off?? just drinking popsicles doesnt seem too good. just a thought.

Jen Ramirez said...

That's really cool, but it needs something to make it more "drinky"! like 7up or ginger ale. how could we pull that off?? just drinking popsicles doesnt seem too good. just a thought.

Jen Ramirez said...

That's really cool, but it needs something to make it more "drinky"! like 7up or ginger ale. how could we pull that off?? just drinking popsicles doesnt seem too good. just a thought.

Wendy @ Ramblings from the Sunshine State said...

I can't reply to you via email, so I'll reply here.

The kids eat it with a spoon, they've never complained! :) If it were watery, the colors would blend and look muddy.

christensenshelley said...

I host a kids craft/play group. This was the first week and we made Tie-Dye shirts. I did not have a trifle bowl so I used clear plastic cups. It worked out great because then everyone had their own Tie-Dye slushy. Plus everyone thought I was super smart and cool. So thank you for the Totally Awesome idea.

christensenshelley said...

Also I used my Mix n Chop from pampered chef to smash my otter pops and it worked amazingly

mum of 3 said...

You can use a flat meat Mallet, rolling pin or hammer to smash the ice blocks whilst they are still in their wrappers

Marissa @ Life is Fantasmic said...

How simple yet creative! I would love for you to share this at my Saturday Dishes Link Party this weekend! This week’s theme will be Mocktails & Kid-Friendly Drinks! Feel free to share other old or new posts that fit the theme as well if you have them! (:

http://lifeisfantasmic.blogspot.com/

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