Rainbow Fizzy Drinks
I’m pulling this one out of the archives for you all to see. This rainbow ice cube drink was so much fun, and it was tasty, too!
Last night, we had a Part-ay in the house! My mom and my big sis, both have March birthdays, so we celebrated them together. For a fun drink, I made Rainbow Fizzy Drinks! Here’s what I did to make this really fun drink:
Earlier in the day, I made DIY rainbow ice cubes out of melted Popsicles. This idea was inspired from a rainbow slush I posted in my St. Patrick’s Day roundup. I melted Popsicles and froze each color, one by one, in an ice cube tray. They were so easy to make, and the drink is so awesome. I had no idea that the Popsicle would start oozing into the Sprite, and create this cool effect. Then, the Sprite turned a blushing pink color, until it finally ended with an Ombre of gradual pink to dark purple.
- I have five colors here, but I didn’t start out with 5. I had to add a little food coloring to a couple. I originally had Red, Orange, Green and Purple
- I added a little blue to a jar of melted green for my blue color.
- My red wasn’t as red as I wanted, so I added a little more red coloring to darken it
- To dispense the colors into my tray, I used one of the kid’s old medicine dispensers. If you’ve ever been to the pharmacy for your kids, you probably have one – If not, go to a pharmacy, and tell them you need one. I’m sure they would gladly give you one.
- You could probably also purchase an eye & ear medicine dropper for this
- For each color, I filled the medicine dropper between 4 and 6 mm. If I had extra color, I just filled the dropper up, and squirted some into each section of the tray
- I started with purple, popped it into the freezer for 30 minutes, took it out and repeated the process for each color in this pattern – Purple, Blue, Green, Orange, Red
- Don’t forget to freeze 30 minutes between each additional color
- Another trick, is to aim the liquid onto the plastic part of the ice cube compartment. I did this so the pressure from the force wouldn’t break through the frozen color I already made
- I used Sprite – a nice clear soda pop to display my fun rainbow ice cubes
- I protected the surface with wax paper, before dumping the ice cubes out onto my surface
- The color turns pretty fast, so make sure the guests are ready for their drinks so they can see the fun color changes
- Plop an ice cube into your soda, and watch it ooze
- Here’s a picture of the color turning into pink
- The kids not only loved the colors, they loved the drink!
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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
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