Pretty in Pink: 15 Naturally Pink Treats for Summer Parties

As parents who gave their daughter dolls and trucks, dressed her in gender-neutral colors, and encouraged a range of future professions, we’ve been surprised by depth and intensity of her love for the color pink. But we’re rolling with it and with her birthday around the corner, we’re thinking of some of our favorite pink treats to serve. Below the jump are 15 summery, all-natural, pinktastic foods for the girly girl in your life.

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  • Strawberry Banana Milkshake 1 of 15
    Strawberry Banana Milkshake
    Strawberry and banana are tastes that are made for one another. When you combine them in a milkshake, you have a rich, decadent summer dessert to die for.
    Make strawberry banana milkshake
    Image: Angie McGowan
  • Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade 2 of 15
    Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade
    Summer flavors sparkle with this easy homemade drink.
    Make that delicious food
  • Lemonade Cupcakes with Raspberry Frosting 3 of 15
    Lemonade Cupcakes with Raspberry Frosting
    Airy and light, these tasty cupcakes are topped with yummy light pink frosting.
    Make lemonade cupcakes
    Image: Jaime Mormann
  • Raspberry Lemon Bundt Cake 4 of 15
    Raspberry Lemon Bundt Cake
    This pretty bundt cake is drizzled with an intensely raspberry-flavored pink glaze and topped with real raspberries.
    Make raspberry lemon bundt cake
  • Strawberry Grapefruit Smoothie 5 of 15
    Strawberry Grapefruit Smoothie
    Sweet, sweet strawberries and tangy grapefruit get together for a refreshing, summery smoothie.
    Make strawberry grapefruit smoothies
  • Basil Strawberry Lemonade Granitas 6 of 15
    Basil Strawberry Lemonade Granitas
    Granitas are a Sicilian dessert akin to sorbet and every bit as refreshing on a hot day. These granitas with with tart lemonade, sweet strawberries, and a hint of basil are not only cooling but delicious, too.
    Make basil strawberry granitas
    Image: Shaina Olmansson
  • Raspberry Cupcakes in a Jar 7 of 15
    Raspberry Cupcakes in a Jar
    Classic yellow cake gets supercharged with a jolt of all-natural fuschia frosting.
    Make that delicious food
  • Homemade Strawberry Lime Cake 8 of 15
    Homemade Strawberry Lime Cake
    This cute cake is sure to win lots of hearts with its looks. But its wonderful taste is what really makes this cake something to love.
    Make strawberry lime cake
  • Strawberry Ice Cream 9 of 15
    Strawberry Ice Cream
    With so many new and innovative ice cream flavors available nowadays, it's easy to overlook the classics like strawberry. But the classics became classics for a reason. If you haven't eaten it in a while, remind yourself how much you love strawberry ice cream.
    Make homemade strawberry ice cream
    Image: Julie Van Rosendaal
  • Roasted Strawberry Lemonade 10 of 15
    Roasted Strawberry Lemonade
    Sweet roasted strawberries provide a nice contrast to tart lemonade to make this a perfect and refreshing summer drink.
    Make roasted strawberry lemonade
    Image: Kelsey Banfield
  • Healthy Strawberry Lemonade Smoothie 11 of 15
    Healthy Strawberry Lemonade Smoothie
    Bracing and fresh, this smoothie is a healthy way to chill out in the summer heat.
    Make strawberry lemonade smoothies
    Image: Kathy Patalsky
  • Simple Strawberry Smoothie 12 of 15
    Simple Strawberry Smoothie
    Containing both fresh strawberries and strawberry jam, this simple smoothie is packed with perfectly pink strawberry flavor.
    Make simple strawberry smoothies
    Image: Angie McGowan
  • Strawberry Rhubarb Milkshake 13 of 15
    Strawberry Rhubarb Milkshake
    Strawberry and rhubarb are a wonderful combo, but it can be hard to break out of the old standbys of the strawberry rhubarb pie and the strawberry rhubarb tart. If you're ready to shake things up, try this strawberry rhubarb milkshake. It breathes new life into a classic pairing.
    Make strawberry rhubarb milkshakes
    Image: Julie Van Rosendaal
  • Watermelon Pom Ice Pops 14 of 15
    Watermelon Pom Ice Pops
    Simple pink on pink stripes give these ice pops a party-perfect edge.
    Make watermelon pom ice pops
  • Watermelon Agua Fresca 15 of 15
    Watermelon Agua Fresca
    Cool off with a refreshing sip of cooling watermelon.
    Make watermelon agua fresca
    Image: Angie McGowan

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