You know how we love our rainbows here at Tablespoon...
...so when we saw this idea on Random Thoughts of a Supermom,
we knew we had to make it! With a Tablespoon twist, of course… making the Rainbow Ice Cream
into the shape of actual rainbows and add some whipped cream clouds.
The original idea used different flavored/colored gelatin to add the color. We kept it good old vanilla flavor and just punched up the colors using gel food coloring. The more color you want, the more food coloring you are going to use. As you can see, I definitely used quite a bit.
Go on and taste the rainbow.
Line a loaf pan with plastic wrap. This will help immensely with getting the ice cream out of the pan without having to put it into a warm water bath, which can cause the ice cream to melt.
Take three scoops of ice cream and put them in a small bowl. Add a few drops of food coloring gel (the more you add, the more intense the color). Mix until the ice cream is colored and the gel is fully incorporated.
Start with the violet (purple) layer. Spread as evenly as possible into the bottom of the prepared pan. Place into freezer while you prepare the next color.
Repeat this process with every color going violet, blue, green, yellow, orange, and red. When you reach the red layer, top with more plastic wrap and set in the freezer for four hours or overnight.
To remove the ice cream, start to lift on the plastic wrap. You might have to turn it over and tap it out a little to get it onto the cutting board.
Slice the ice cream loaf.
Using a cookie cutter, cut out the rainbows.
Add some whipped cream clouds and serve. Peabody loves ice hockey (she plays!) and all things baking! Check out her great stuff at her blog site Culinary Concoctions by Peabody and her Tablespoon profile.
Looking for rainbow cakes to accompany that ice cream? Here are a few to try!