If you are looking for recipes for cheerful and bright rainbow desserts, then this curated collection of colorful, fun and easy to make dessert recipes featuring rainbows are for you!
Below you’ll find rainbow cakes, rainbow pops, rainbow cupcakes, rainbow recipes and even sugar cookie dough with simple rainbow sprinkles that will add a bit of color to your party or get together.
What You Can Use Rainbow Recipes For
Rainbow desserts can be used for a wide variety of events and occasions, such as…
Birthday Parties: Rainbow cakes with rainbow sprinkles or cupcakes are a popular choice and pretty easy desserts for a birthday party, especially for children. A tray of fresh fruit in rainbow colors is perfect as well!
Pride Celebrations: Rainbow desserts are often used to celebrate LGBTQ+ pride events, pride month or as a way to show support for the community.
Baby Showers: Rainbow-themed desserts can be a fun and colorful addition to a baby shower, especially if the gender of the baby is unknown.
Weddings: Rainbow cakes, cupcakes, cookies, rice krispies and more can be a playful addition to a wedding reception, particularly for couples who want to add some fun and whimsy to their big day.
Graduation Parties: Rainbow-colored desserts can be a great way to celebrate a recent graduate’s achievements and add some festivity to the occasion.
School Events: Rainbow treats like rainbow sprinkles on vanilla frosting cupcakes can be a fun addition to school events such as school carnivals or fundraisers.
Holidays: Rainbow-colored desserts like jell o or cakes can be a festive addition to many holidays, such as Easter or St. Patrick’s Day.
Useful Tips & Information
Here are a few more things you might want to know about rainbow desserts that may help you before you pick one to make, below.
Gel coloring is often used with vanilla frosting to create the vibrant rainbow colors in these desserts. However, it’s important to use gel coloring in moderation, as some people may be sensitive to it or have allergies to certain types. It’s also worth noting that natural coloring alternatives are available, such as beetroot powder or turmeric for red and yellow colors respectively.
You’ll find these desserts are all about the presentation. Whether it’s a layered cake with whipped cream or a colorful popsicle, the key is to make sure the colors are arranged in a visually appealing way. A rainbow pattern is a popular choice, but there are also creative ways to arrange the colors, like with rainbow sprinkles, to make a unique and eye-catching dessert.
These colorful desserts can be made with a variety of flavors, from classic vanilla to fruity flavors like strawberry or lemon. Make sure the flavors complement each other and don’t clash. It’s also worth considering the texture of the dessert, as some flavors work better with certain textures than others.
As with any dessert, it’s also important to use quality ingredients when making rainbow treats. Using fresh fruit or high-quality chocolate, for example, can make a big difference in the overall taste and quality of the dessert.
Colorful desserts offer a lot of room for creativity and experimentation. Don’t be afraid to try new things to add even more color and come up with your own unique spin on the classic rainbow treat. With a little creativity and imagination, the possibilities are endless, especially with all the colors of the rainbows!
Easy Rainbow Desserts to Make
Take a look below at some of my favorite desserts that all feature rainbows!
All of these rainbow dessert recipes are perfect for Birthdays, get together and any special event that you would like to make bright and cheerful. Whether you want to enjoy a slice of rainbow cake, or a cool refreshing rainbow pudding pop, there is something on this list for everyone!
Learn how to make these delicious rainbow pudding pops using only a few ingredients that are easy to make and fun for all ages to enjoy. All you'll need to create these rainbow pops are cheescake pudding, milk and gel food coloring!
If you love making fun desserts, then these rainbow pudding desserts are perfect for you! While the process of layering each jello color can take sometime, the result of this rainbow dessert is definitely worth it.
Make a layered rainbow cake covered with sprinkles for dessert with this tasty recipe. It features five layers of cake made from box mix that are mixed with gel food coloring to make a fun to eat cake dessert.
Make these colorful rainbow cupcakes with vanilla icing that looks like a cloud! They are perfect for rainbow parties, St., Patrick's Day and more. Even though they are made from scratch, they are still quite easy to make, so don't let that stop you.
You'll enjoy making and eating this rainbow popcorn with this fun recipe. It is perfect to make for a summer party, movie night or a just because snack. It's made by combining popped popcorn (sans the kernels), colored sugar that is heated, which creates a sugary must-have popcorn treat.
These rainbow macarons are simply stunning and would make a great addition to your rainbow dessert table. Not only are they drizzled with fun rainbow colors, they are filled with swirled rainbow icing too!
If you are looking for a healthy rainbow dessert, then this fruit tray may be it. It is easy to make, is the perfect centerpiece for a St. Patrick's Day party or a kid's birthday! This rainbow dessert board is filled with not only fruit but other fun colorful dips, desserts and is the perfect no bake dessert solution.
Make your own batch of homemade rainbow ice cream with this step-by-step recipe. It is not only fun to make, it is also fun to eat. This ice cream is the perfect addition to a kid's birthday or Summer party!
Fruity pebble donuts are a thing! If you love donuts and fruity pebbles, then this combination will a favorite. Learn how to make rainbow donuts with this extra fun dessert donut recipe below that features shredded coconut, white chocolate and fruity pebbles cereal.
Once you taste a bite of this rainbow poke cake, you will be hooked! Not only is it extra tasty, but extremely simple to make as well. You'll need just a couple of different flavors of jello as well as a cake mix to be able to create this cheerful dessert.
To make these bright and rainbow-colored rice treats, you will need marshmallows like usual, but also fruity pebbles to add the rainbow color to this dessert. If you are a fan of this classic dessert, then this colorful treat is the one for you to make.
You can make this rainbow s'mores dip that is not only easy but delicious for a unicorn party, rainbow party and even for St. Patrick's Day too! These are so simple to make too, since they are just marshmallows dipped in colored sugar!
If you are a fan of bundt cake, then you will fall in love with this rainbow bundt cake recipe. Once you slice into this rainbow cake and see everyone's faces light up, you'll realize that making this cake is worth it!
Learn how to make these fun and colorful rainbow brownies with this simple recipe. You can either make a homemade brownie from scratch or use a box mix, either of them would work great. Finish your brownies by topping with colorful icing that is piped on and spread.
Make a bowl of Chex mix with fun rainbow colors with this easy to follow recipe. If you love classic Chex mix, then you will love this sweet and colorful version too. Get the rainbow Chex mix recipe below.
You'll love that this recipe includes two different ways to make rainbow bark, both of which are easy, too! To see how the author creates this bark, take a look at her video tutorial, so you can get the perfect marbled rainbow look as shown.
Learn how to make muddy buddies but with a twist of color! This rainbow muddy buddies recipe is easy to follow and makes a tasty and fun treat that is perfect for all types of parties and get togethers.
More Desserts You May Enjoy
Take a look at these other super easy to make desserts that you may enjoy making as well, all of which are delicious.