A new style has been slowly gaining momentum, and it’s known as Barbiecore. Yes, it’s exactly what you imagine it to be. All pink everything, with a vibrant and bold Barbie aesthetic. Celebrities and major fashion brands have embraced this fun-loving trend and have started to embrace more colorful prints. But who says Barbiecore should only be limited to a fashion trend?
We’ve put together 15 Barbiecore-inspired recipes to inspire you to embrace this fun, mood-boosting trend!
1. Hot Pink Detox Smoothie
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Refreshing, energizing, and revitalizing, this vibrant Hot Pink Detox Smoothie by Lena Ropp is a perfect way to kick off the day! It’s like a shot of caffeine to your body plus all the detox benefits of beets, lime, and ginger. Cheers!
2. No Churn Strawberry Rhubarb Ice Cream
Strawberry rhubarb is a magical summer combo! Why not try them in ice cream form? This No Churn Strawberry Rhubarb Ice Cream by Mitra Shirmohammadi has a deliciously rich and creamy consistency from soaked cashews and coconut milk. Stay away from light coconut milk and go for full-fat for the best results. It’s also sweetened with dates, which is great for sweetening ice cream because it helps achieve a creamy texture when frozen. As a general rule, it’s best to avoid liquid sweeteners in ice cream since they tend to make your frozen treats icier rather than creamy. This no-churn strawberry rhubarb is dairy-free, vegan, naturally gluten-free, and free from refined sugar. Don’t let summer go by without trying this delicious treat!
3. Pink Strawberry Cake
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This Pink Strawberry Cake by Holly Jade is moist, light, fluffy, and delicious. With a burst of fresh strawberries and a delightful pastel pink cake, it’s not only gorgeous on the eyes, but on tastebuds too!
4. Sparkling Dragon Fruit Margarita
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Summer will be pretty in pink with this refreshing drink by Adam Merrin and Ryan Alvarez. These sparkling dragon fruit margaritas aren’t just beautiful, they are delicious, too. Made with pink dragon fruit purée, freshly-squeezed lime juice, silver tequila, triple sec, and simple syrup, a splash of club soda is added to sparkle things up. Making this cocktail without the dragon fruit won’t change the flavor, it just won’t have the alluring neon pink glow.
5. Pink Layered Breakfast Jars
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6. Pink Latte
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This Pink Latte by Super Powders, Katrine van Wyk is not just a pretty drink! That beautiful pink hue hints at some amazing antioxidant powers and heart support hiding within. The powdered beets are great for blood purification and stamina. Ginger and cinnamon provide digestive and blood sugar support, and both hawthorn berries and beets are known to support the heart.
7. Orange Berry Smoothie
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This smoothie by Kirsten Kaminski is so refreshing and such a great combination! The ingredients are quite simple and the combo of orange and berry is out of this world.
8. Watermelon Doughnuts
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When it comes to making a superb baked doughnut, the result needs to be light, fluffy, and pack an amazing flavor profile. These glazed watermelon doughnuts by Gabrielle St. Claire do just that. The doughnuts themselves are watermelon-flavored and their vibrant pink glaze uses a combination of watermelon and dragon fruit flavors to give these a delicious and summery flavor.
9. Beet Soup
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Beets are full of lots of good vitamins, minerals, and nutrients so you know you’re eating something good here! This beet soup by Jodi Burke has a beautiful color with amazing flavors. You can never go wrong with beets!
10. Unicorn Frappuccino
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In case you haven’t noticed, unicorn food is trendy right now. So much so that Starbucks has released a unicorn frappuccino but we’ve got even better news – you can make your vegan unicorn frappuccino at home with this recipe by Holly Jade. It’s a milkshake, so it’s super easy! All you have to do is grab some fresh strawberries, blueberries, vegan vanilla ice cream, and whatever else you want to garnish with! So easy and delicious!
11. Rosy Rosé Spritzers
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Look at these beautiful spritzers by Hannah Sunderani! Aren’t they pretty in pink!? You will not believe how easy it is to toss these spritzers together, and how delicious the rose infuses with the wine to make a beautiful and delicious summer spritzer. Adding rose to water or wine is an absolute delight. It’s fresh and floral, and gives such a calming sensation with every sip and swallow. It’s a perfect depiction of how these rosé spritzers make me feel; full of complete bliss, beauty, and tranquility. Imagine your guests’ delight when you hand them one of these pink floral drinks.
12. Coconut Kiwi Pops
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Homemade popsicles are the perfect, effortless snack for the warmer season. These coconut kiwi pops by Gabrielle St. Claire contain pink dragonfruit, coconut milk, banana, kiwis, and a squeeze of lime. The results? An amazingly fruity, refreshing, colorful, affordable, and healthy snack!
13. Dharmarita: Healthy Strawberry Mocktail
This festive DharmaRita cocktail by Holly Bertone is perfect for Cinco de Mayo or any summer soiree. For those of us who can’t or won’t drink for whatever reason, it’s a great idea to have some mocktails on hand.
14. 3-Ingredient Cotton Candy Strawberry Ice Cream (Made With Aquafaba!)
This heavenly light 3-Ingredient Cotton Candy Strawberry Ice Cream (Made With Aquafaba!) by Philipp Ertl is very easy and has only three ingredients! No churning is required, it will stay light, just take it out of the freezer and enjoy strawberry goodness. The lightness comes from aqua faba (bean water, the same you make vegan meringues with) but don’t worry, it won’t taste like beans at all. This is so easy and cheap to do it’s incredible. Normally you would throw away the bean water but now you’re using it to make something super light and deliciously refreshing. Nothing goes to waste.
15. Strawberry Lemonade Chocolate Cheesecake
This Strawberry Lemonade Chocolate Cheesecake by Plant Tribe is eye candy in itself. The bright colors will seduce you into indulging in this creamy dark chocolate cake layered with a sweet strawberry lemonade filling, making this the perfect summer treat. Do you need more convincing?
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