Lilac Food Is Super Trendy Right Now

Roti and Rice

For awhile, it seemed like the culinary world was obsessed with rose gold. From rose gold cupcakes to rose gold macarons, the trend was popping up everywhere. Now, another pretty color is taking over, and you’re going to see it in a lot of fun foods this summer. The light purple shade of lilac is the color of the moment, and it’s giving everything from smoothies to donuts a cool, new look.

Purple has always been my favorite color, so I’m super excited about these lilac treats! Here are five examples of lilac-colored foods and drinks that would be a super-cute addition to your social media feed this summer.

1. Purple Wall Slushy

If you’re headed to Disney World, you have to stop by Tomorrowland at the Magic Kingdom to take a picture in front of the famous purple wall. The wall now has its own special drink to match, and it’s available at the Tomorrowland Terrace for $5.99. This Instagram-worthy drink is a taro tea slushy with tapioca Boba pearls, whipped cream and purple sprinkles.

2. Lavender Lemonade

Pink lemonade has been around forever, but what about lavender lemonade? This recipe from The Melrose Family for the purple-hued drink is made with lavender essential oil as well as neon purple food coloring. What a pretty twist on a refreshing classic!

The Melrose Family

3. Grape Ape Doughnut

Voodoo Doughnut, with locations across the country including Portland, Orlando, Denver and Austin, is famous for its inventive doughnut flavors. Their unique-looking Grape Ape Doughnut is no exception. It features vanilla frosting, “grape dust” and lavender sprinkles. Bonus: It’s vegan!

grape ape doughnut photo
Flickr | kevygee

4. Ube Ice Cream

Ube is a purple-colored yam often used in Filipino cuisine. It actually makes for a super-pretty and delicious-sounding ice cream. Get the recipe for this creamy treat from Roti & Rice.

Roti and Rice

5. Purple Corn Flakes

If you’re looking for a healthy twist on the trend, these purple corn flakes from Peace Cereal feature organic ingredients and 23 grams of whole grains per serving. Seems like the perfect way to get your kids to down a healthier cereal!

Peace Cereal

Of course, you could always sprinkle actual lilac petals, which are edible, on any non-purple foods. Lilac petals are especially popular as decorations on frosting and cocktail garnishes.

Is there a lilac-colored food or drink that you’re excited to try this summer? Let us know in the comments!

[H/t Elite Daily]

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