Rainbow Meringues look fancy, but it's so simple to make this easy recipe. They're a fun dessert for St. Patrick's Day, Mardi Gras or even a rainbow unicorn birthday party!
Keyword kid friendly, Mardi Gras, Meringues, st. patricks day
Prep Time 20minutes
Cook Time 45minutes
Total Time 1hour5minutes
Author Carrie Ypma
1/4cupWilton Meringue Powder
1 1/3cupGranulated Sugar
Redorange, yellow, green, blue, and purple gel food coloring
Preheat oven to 250 degrees and in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment add water and meringue powder. It helps to add the water first and then the powder because meringue powder is VERY fine. Mix on medium-high speed, stopping to scrape down the bowl every few minutes until you reach soft peaks.
Once you reach soft peaks, set the mixer to high speed and add the sugar one spoonful at a time (Do this slowly so you don't deflate the mixture) until completely incorporated. Once fully incorporated, stop the mixer and scrape down the side of the bowl.
Continue mixing the meringue on high speed until all the sugar has dissolved when you rub a bit of the meringue between your fingers. This should take about 10 minutes.
Cut off the end of a large piping bag and insert a 1M piping tip into the bag. To create the rainbow swirl effect dip a skewer or chopstick into the red gel food coloring and draw it up the side of the piping bag, starting in the tip, to create an even line of color. NOTE: You won't need as much as you might think. A thin, streaky line is perfect. Repeat for each color in the order of the rainbow. If you want white space place the colors further apart, less white put them closer together.
Pipe the meringues onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake on the bottom rack at 250 degrees for 45 minutes. Allow to cool before serving.