26 Pink Treats for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Pretty-in-Pink Strawberry Cake
Recipes, like many women, look great when they're dressed up in pink, so we're honoring National Breast Cancer Awareness Month with dishes that are not only perfectly pink but also pretty darn tasty. Chopped strawberries add a soft pink hue (an fresh fruit flavor!) to the cake, while the buttercream gets its flavor from sliced berries.
Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble Bars
White-Chocolate Strawberry-Yogurt Ice Pops
These frozen strawberry-yogurt treats are dipped in white chocolate and topped off with sprinkles.
Strawberry Cheesecake Tartlets
Delicious things come in small packages. Serve Strawberry Cheesecake Tartlets at your next brunch or luncheon for an impressive, bite-sized dessert your guests will rave over for days.
Strawberry Cheesecake Pops
From the land of cream cheese comes this frosty twist on cheesecake.
Pink Lemonade Meringue Cheesecake
This incredible cheesecake says, “special occasion” like no other. With a delightedly salty-sweet, crunchy pretzel crust (which balances its tangy filling perfectly) holding layers of pink lemonade curd and pink lemonade cheesecake, all of which is topped off with a striking pile of meringue, this dessert is nothing short of fabulous. That said, making this cake isn’t nearly as difficult as it appears. Both the filling and crust are made by whizzing together a few ingredients in the food processor. If your crust seems a little crumbly—don’t worry, that’s perfect; it will firm up beautifully after baking and cooling. We find the meringue to be a wow-worthy finishing touch, but if you opted to skip this element, your cheesecake is still going to be delicious. However, if you go all out and pile on the meringue, do note that it will begin to weep if you leave the cake standing out at room temperature for too long. So just be sure to pop any remaining cheesecake back into the fridge when you’re finished slicing and serving.
Millennial Pink Lemonade Pie
Love it, hate it, or over it, nobody can deny that the color, ubiquitously deemed millennial pink across the Internet, is quite eye-catching and completely appropriate for springtime. And in honor of what seems to be the shade of the moment, we created this all-pink-everything pie. One important thing to note when making this bright and cheery dessert, you will definitely want to go with gel food colorings—instead of the standard liquid dyes you’ll typically find on the baking aisle of supermarkets—as these are a higher quality, more concentrated product that allows you to achieve more intense color, using less. Not to mention, they add significantly less moisture to the food you’re mixing them in to (which is key in this pie scenario). We like to use Wilton’s icing colors, which are a concentrated gel paste that you can find at most craft stores or specialty kitchen shops.
Blend low-fat yogurt, Strawberry-Rhubarb jam, frozen berries, and bananas to make this simple pink smoothie.
Creamy Pink Grapefruit Tart
Similar to a key lime pie, this tart features fresh pink grapefruit instead of key limes. Pink grapefruit segments and whipped cream make a colorful topping.
Pink Grapefruit Cupcakes
The grapefruit zest gives the icing a tart taste, complimented by the sweetness of the cupcake.
Surprise your friends by serving this sweet, pink sipper in a halved coconut.
Cherry Bonbon Cookies
Dress these cherry cookies in a sweet glaze for an easy yet elegant look.
Strawberry Semifreddo Shortcake
Surround this Strawberry Semifreddo Shortcake with soft ladyfingers for an added sweetness.
Make this 5-ingredient mousse with frozen raspberries, gelatin and cream for a quick and easy make-ahead dessert.
Pink Cadillac Margaritas
Create this pretty-in-pink version of a margarita with tequila, orange liqueur and cranberry juice.
Creamy Strawberry-Mint Pie
This creamy, frozen pie combines strawberries, fresh mint leaves, and frozen strawberry yogurt all in a chocolate cookie crust.
Chocolate Sandwich Cookies
What could be better than a chocolate cookie? Adding pink filling to create chocolate sandwich cookies, of course. Don't forget the sprinkles!
Strawberries and watermelon have a natural affinity for each other; together, they deliver vitamin C and lycopene, which are good for your heart. Dress up this slush with watermelon wedges, if desired.
Strawberry Mousse Cake
Strawberry-sweetened frosting surrounds the outside of the cake while creamy strawberry mousse divides the layers. This beautiful cake is ideal for brunch, baby showers, or any celebration.
Cherry-Grapefruit Basil Sorbet
Fresh basil pairs wonderfully with the sweet-tart citrus and deep cherry flavors in this elegant sorbet. Garnish the scoops with small basil leaves, if you like.
Smoothies are the perfect bases for personality and creativity. The yogurt gives them a dose of calcium. Be sure to use frozen fruit−it eliminates the need for ice.
Strawberry-Basil Ice Cream
Fresh strawberries and basil become a refreshing treat in this fruity and pink ice cream recipe.
Streaks of berries throughout and more spooned on top make this classic Italian ice cream dessert a great finish to a delicious dinner.
Strawberry-Ginger Lemonade Floats
Though the ginger is optional, it gives these refreshing floats their signature zing. If you can't find sparkling lemonade, substitute fizzy lemon-lime soda or ginger ale.
Sparkling Raspberry Parfaits
Raspberry sparkling wine has a pretty pink color and lightly sweet flavor; you can use regular sparkling wine for a less sweet dessert. Or you can skip the alcohol and use raspberry-flavored seltzer water instead.