Millennial pink isn’t just a fleeting design trend. From floral notes in the form of hibiscus-infused cocktails and rose-glazed doughnuts to classic fruit desserts and beet-focused meals, the vibrant shade makes a statement on the table, too. We’ve rounded up pretty in pink dishes that celebrate the hue in its stunning, natural form.
Goat's Milk Panna Cotta with Beet Meringue, Strawberries and Rhubarb
This refreshing panna cotta recipe is a summer dessert staple that creatively stars our favourite pink produce: local rhubarb, strawberries and beets (in the form of pastel meringues, crafted from beet juice!).
Tiramisu, a drool-inducing Italian dessert, is given a fresh summery twist. The recipe still calls for all the classic fixings (ladyfingers, mascarpone cheese and whipping cream) but swaps brewed espresso for raspberry jam.
Roasted Beet Salad with Chickpeas and Red Onion
This show-stopping side, featuring oven-roasted beets, chickpeas, red onion and crumbled cotija cheese, will brighten up any potluck spread.
Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp
The ultimate warm-weather dessert also happens to be one of the prettiest (and easiest). The unequaled combo of strawberries and rhubarb in crisp form is too tempting not to make at least once.
Chocolate Raspberry Mousse Torte
Raspberry and chocolate: another palate-pleasing pair that’s elevated further thanks to this sugary sweet torte by Anna Olson. The raspberries lend the cake a gorgeous pink hue (no food colouring required!).
Hibiscus Whiskey Sour
Whether infused into cocktails or incorporated into baked goods, hibiscus is the ‘it’ flower of the season, as people adopt a growing appetite for all things floral. See what all the hype is about by concocting this tasty drink for grown-ups.
Baked Donuts with Blood Orange, Rhubarb and Blueberry Glaze
Yes, we’re here to arm you with even more donut recipes, in every shade of pink. Chef Molly Yeh teaches us how to bake ’em from scratch, and offers up three fruity glaze options.
Do-it-yourself rhubarb syrup, coupled with elderflower liqueur and bubbly Prosecco (or club soda!) has the makings of your new favourite spritzer for spring.
Crushed Strawberry, Pomegranate and Elderflower Cordial Sorbet
A fruity pink sorbet to make-ahead and savour on lazy summer afternoons. The addition of pomegranate and elderflower cordial adds punch.
Beet Risotto with Asparagus Mushroom Fricassee
It’s about time traditional risotto received a vibrant update. This Anna Olson recipe cooks fresh beets right into the dish as it simmers, lending it beautiful colour and sweetness. Sautéed asparagus and mushrooms round out the meal, adding even more texture and flavour.
Raspberry Ice Cream Soda
You heard it hear: you’re never too old to treat yourself to this ice cream parlor staple. Even better if you make it yourself at home. A fruity raspberry version, concocted with sherbet and vanilla ice cream, is the perfect summer sip.
Tomato, Watermelon and Basil Skewers
Simple watermelon kebabs are a reliable last-minute appetizer you can whip up in minutes. Pair with tomatoes and basil for an unexpected and ultra-refreshing combo.