If you grew up drinking pitchers of made-from-concentrate Minute Maid pink lemonade, then you know the magic of this summertime drink. No matter how much it tastes just like regular yellow lemonade, it was always somehow infinitely better.

While the minuscule flavor of raspberry or cherry or some indecipherable fruit may play a part, we're convinced that it's really just the color that we love. Despite this drink's questionable origin, we still can't get enough of seeing it translate into some amazing desserts.

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  • Pink Lemonade Doughnuts

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://hotpolkadot.com/2012/08/04/pink-lemonade/" target="_hplink">Pink Lemonade Doughnuts recipe</a> by Hot Polka Dot</strong> The pink color on these doughnuts comes from the use of cherry juice, which pairs perfectly with lemonade.

  • Pink Lemonade Cupcakes

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.brytontaylor.com/gluten_free/2012/07/pink-lemonade-cupcakes.html" target="_hplink">Pink Lemonade Cupcakes recipe</a> by Bryton Taylor </strong> Cupcakes could not possibly get more pink if you tried -- which is just as you want them when they're the flavor of pink lemonade.

  • Pink Lemonade Bars

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://usmasala.blogspot.com/2012/06/pink-lemonade-bar.html" target="_hplink">Pink Lemonade Bars recipe</a> by US Masala</strong> Strawberries are used to add the pink color to these lemonade bars -- we love the fruity flavor it contributes.

  • Pink Lemonade Ice Cream Pies

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.oneshetwoshe.com/2012/07/pink-lemonade-ice-cream-pies-just-5.html" target="_hplink">Pink Lemonade Ice Cream Pies recipe</a> by Or So She Says</strong> You'll never believe how easy these pies are too make. And they taste just like pink lemonade.

  • Pink Lemonade Cookies

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.andersruff.com/custom-printable-parties/recipes/new-favorite-cookie-pink-lemonade/" target="_hplink">Pink Lemonade Cookies recipe</a> by Anders Ruff</strong> Buttery cookies are topped with a lemon frosting (tinted with red food coloring) for a twist on the classic summertime drink.

  • Lemonade Pie

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.the-girl-who-ate-everything.com/2010/10/pink-lemonade-pie.html" target="_hplink">Lemonade Pie recipe</a> by The Girl Who Ate Everything</strong> While the ingredients might make you think twice (yes, there are ritz crackers in here) you won't regret giving this recipe a try.

  • Homemade Pink Lemonade Pops

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://sarahscucinabella.com/2012/07/09/homemade-pink-lemonade-pops/" target="_hplink">Homemade Pink Lemonade Pops recipe</a> by Sarah's Cucina Bella</strong> Pink lemonade pops are easy to make -- just freeze the drink in plastic cups -- and sweet to eat.

  • Pink Lemonade Cupcake

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://realmomkitchen.com/6745/pink-lemonade-cupcakes/" target="_hplink">Pink Lemonade Cupcake recipe</a> by Real Mom Kitchen</strong> The secret to getting that great Pink Lemonade flavor in these cupcakes is to use the Country Time mix.

  • Pink Lemonade Cake With Fluffy Lemon Icing

    <strong>Get the<a href="http://ladywiththeredrocker.com/2012/04/13/pink-lemonade-cake-with-fluffy-lemon-icing/" target="_hplink"> Pink Lemonade Cake with Fluffy Lemon Icing recipe</a> by Lady with the Red Rocker</strong> Don't let the color of this cake intimidate you, its lemony -- and pink -- flavor will leave you wanting more.

  • Pink Lemonade Mini Bundt Cakes

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://celebrationsathomeblog.com/2012/06/pink-lemonade-cupcakes-recipe.html" target="_hplink">Pink Lemonade Mini Bundt Cakes recipe</a> by Celebrations At Home Blog</strong> Mini cakes are made infinitely better with the use of pink lemonade flavor.


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