Rainbow Pride Pops

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 2 hr (plus 8 hr freezing)
  • Active: 30 min
  • Yield: 10 pops
For many people in the LGBTQIA+ community, Pride is practically a national holiday. For me, it’s a time to gather with my friends and chosen family to celebrate queer culture, and to connect with other gay parents. (As a dad, I always make sure to participate in Family Pride Days.) When we decided to include rainbow ice pops for Pride in this issue, I jumped at the opportunity to create them. I considered many different types of ingredients, like fruit juices or purees, but the colors weren’t bright enough. Then it hit me: Fruit-flavored Jell-O would be perfect! The colors turn out super vibrant — just like the Pride Flag.



  1. Place each Jell-O flavor in a separate small bowl. Whisk 1 teaspoon superfine sugar into each bowl.
  2. Starting with the strawberry and working with one flavor at a time, pour 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons boiling water into each bowl. Stir gently until the gelatin and sugar dissolve.
  3. Evenly divide the strawberry gelatin among ten 3-ounce ice pop molds using a small liquid measuring cup (about 1 tablespoon per mold). Freeze until just set, about 15 minutes. Repeat with the remaining flavors in this order: orange, lemon, lime, berry blue and grape.
  4. Place the lid on the ice pop mold and insert wooden sticks. Freeze until completely solid, about 8 hours or overnight.
  5. Remove the pops from the freezer. Let stand at room temperature until they slide out easily, about 10 minutes.

Cook’s Note

For grown-up Pride pops, try replacing a little of the water with some vodka.