Every June, rainbow flags adorn streets worldwide and lively parades take over entire city blocks. The iconic rainbows celebrate Pride Month, honoring the LGBTQ+ community.
Pride Month is the perfect time to honor not just the important historical events in the LGBTQ+ community, but inclusion and equality as well. What better way to celebrate diversity than with an array of rainbow-colored Pride Month recipes?
These psychedelic treats are everything. You’ll make long “ropes” of vegan shortbread dough in varying colors before combining them to form a log. Then chill in the fridge, bake, and you’re well on your way to groovy sandwich cookies, with the help of Duncan Hines® Creamy Vanilla Frosting and rainbow sprinkles.
Cupcakes make it easy for everyone to grab their own little mini treat. These adorable confections make a loud statement all on their own, but you can crown them with Duncan Hines Creamy Vanilla Frosting and rainbow-colored sprinkles for an extra pop.
Is there anything more festive (and impressive!) than a six-layer rainbow cake? This dessert may look like a lot of work, but Duncan Hines Classic White Cake Mix keeps things simple. At first glance, it looks like a basic white cake, but your guests will be dazzled once you cut it to reveal the rainbow layers!
Are donuts more your thing? With Duncan Hines Red Velvet Cake Mix, it’s surprisingly easy to whip up a big batch of them. Simply make a quick mix, and then pipe it into a donut pan before baking. The rich red color is vibrant on its own, but you can boost the rainbow factor for Pride by topping the donuts with colorful frostings, sprinkles, or candies.
For a simple no-bake treat option that will please every palate, you can't go wrong with these colorful deconstructed cake pudding cups. Add as many rainbow sprinkles as you'd like (the more the better!) and top with Reddi-wip® Original. Don’t just save ’em for birthdays—you can spice up these cake pudding cups up for Pride Month by adding one or two drops of food coloring to the vanilla pudding. Use different colors to create a rainbow-colored work of art!
Part salty, part sweet, and 100% portable. This Pride Month treat knows how to party. Crispy cereal and pretzels shake things up with melty chocolate, creamy peanut butter, and colored candy melts for an addicting snack you can’t get enough of.
Fresh, zesty, and fun—what more could you want from a Pride Month snack? Cool off with this juicy blend of fresh fruit topped with a honey-lime vinaigrette, chopped mint, and fluffy clouds of Reddi-wip Original.
Kabobs made with colorful, seasonal fruit team up with Snack Pack® Vanilla Pudding, cream cheese, and Reddi-wip for a rainbow food idea that's a breeze to prepare and tons of fun to eat. Use strawberries, blueberries, cantaloupe, green and purple grapes, and pineapple to create delicious edible rainbows. This fruit dip is great for sharing with others, but it also makes for a nice little weeknight treat.
You'll need some veggies to balance out all those sugary sweets. This fun appetizer seems fancy, but it's super simple to put together—and healthy to boot! Fresh, crunchy bell peppers, carrots, and cucumbers are sweetened up with mango and fresh mint before being wrapped in rice paper and served with a warm peanut sauce made with Earth Balance® Creamy Peanut & Coconut Oil Spread. They’re the perfect Pride Day snack, thanks to all the colorful veggies. Consider adding shredded purple cabbage for even more colorful crunch.
This flavorful side salad gets its color from rainbow rotini pasta, red tomatoes, and lots of fresh green veggies. As a bonus, you likely already have most of the ingredients on hand, like Wish-Bone® Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing and Hunt's® Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes.
This light dish can be prepped ahead of time and works well as a shared appetizer, or even as a quick lunch or dinner. Healthy Choice® Garden Ranch Dressing adds a punch of flavor, while fresh yellow and red cherry tomatoes, purple onions, and bright green avocados add a pop of color. Serve alongside fresh fruit for a complete rainbow meal.
Knock out your daily veggie intake with this colorful pasta dish. This simple yet flavor-forward entrée requires little more than zucchinis and cherry tomatoes, fresh basil, and Earth Balance Soy Free Buttery Spread. The best part? This dinner comes together in 25 minutes flat.
From snacks to sweet treats and all kinds of vibrant goodies in between, these rainbow food ideas are made to put a smile on your face and help you celebrate Pride Month in style. The sky's the limit when it comes to color, so don't be afraid to use your imagination!