How to make Rainbow Ice cubes! (No artificial coloring!)

Author: Dini from The Flavor Bender
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Red (Raspberry)

Orange (Peach)

Yellow (Pineapple)

Green (Honeydew Melon)

Blue (Butterfly Pea)

  • 3 bags of Butterfly pea tea or ¼ cup loosely packed dried butterfly pea flowers
  • 2 cups of boiling water
  • Sugar to sweeten your drink

To serve

  • Your favourite lemonade
  • Vodka to top up optional


Fruit Ice Cubes

  • Fill the ice cube trays with the fruit sorbets or pureed fruit. Freeze overnight (Please see note).

Butterfly pea Ice cubes

  • For the blue Butterfly pea ice cubes, steep the tea bags or dried flowers in boiling water and keep covered for about 5-10 minutes, till you get a beautiful deep blue colour.
  • Drain the liquid and add sugar to sweeten it to your liking. Let the tea cool.
  • Fill the ice cube tray with this liquid and freeze overnight.
  • When the ice cubes have frozen, remove them from the tray and store them in plastic freezer bags (this is just for convenience).
  • When ready to serve, place rainbow ice cube each in a glass, and fill with lemonade about ¾ of the way - if you're topping it with vodka, or all the way - if you're not adding alcohol.
  • You can leave it out for a few minutes or until the rainbow ice cubes start to melt (especially the blue Butterfly pea ice cube), before serving.


Note - You can use any ice cube tray, but silicone trays will release the sorbet ice cubes more easily.