Sweet tart lemonade with pretty purple blue color changing stars? Count me in! And, this Galaxy Lemonade is super easy to make too!
Well, I still have some of that Blue Matcha Powder, and I thought I’d share another recipe using that pretty stuff.
So what makes the stars blue?
The stars are made with a tablespoon of Blue Matcha powder. You can find it here on Amazon. Blue matcha powder is ground up Butterfly Pea Flowers (Clitoria ternatea). They’re a pretty blue color and often used for tea. When you add lemon juice, or in this case, lemonade to the Blue Matcha powder, you get a chemical reaction that changes colors, from blue to pink!
Blue Matcha powder’s benefits:
Blue Matcha powder has lots going for it. Besides being creamy and nice in tea, it’s vegan, is 100% natural, has no caffeine, no lactose, and is naturally gluten-free.
How should I use my Blue Matcha powder?
- Just like green macha powder, blue matcha powder makes great tea
- Make a beautiful latte with delicious blue milk foam on top
- Try adding some of the powder to these recipes for that fun mermaid kick:
- Blue ice cream
- Add it to the icing on top of my peach cobbler cookies
- Toss a teaspoon or two into my Coconut Bars for Mermaid bars
- Create fun cocktails with blue matcha, like adding some to my coconut cocktail for a pretty blue cocktail
- Try some in my Coconut Peach Frost to see what color you get
- Add some to your morning oatmeal, like my Peaches n’ cream oatmeal
- Add it to the filling of these Oatmeal lemon bars for a pretty colored center
Will the powder make my foods taste different?
Blue Matcha powder has no flavor. I admit, I was a bit skeptical of this. But it’s true. I’ve put the powder in lots of things now, and it just adds a bit of creaminess and that pretty blue color, no flavor.
Why does it change color?
Blue Matcha powder, which is ground up blue pea flowers, contains anthocyanins that are water-soluble vacuolar pigments that may appear blue or pink depending on the pH of the liquid you add it to. Adding lemon juice, or lemonade to the water changes the pH by making it more acidic.
Silicone star molds
I have some wonderful silicone star molds that I made my blue galaxy stars in. You can find similar star molds on Amazon. I love this set that I found, which includes hearts, that would be great for Valentine’s Day. The exact star molds that I have appear to be no longer available.
I placed my silicon mold onto a Tupperware lid to give it extra support when I placed it in the freezer. You know, so it wouldn’t warp, twist, or spill. This lid was the perfect size for my star mold. You could also place the mold on a cookie sheet if you have enough room in your freezer.
Other great uses for your star molds:
Galaxy Lemonade recipe notes
I used simple store bought lemonade so I wouldn’t have to make anything more. Feel free to use homemade lemonade if you prefer.
Here are some great recipes you can try:
Raspberry Lemonade (I bet the color you get from this is pretty!)
Lemonade Tequila Drink (some alcohol already mixed into your lemonade for the cocktail)
I made two versions of the Galaxy Lemonade. One for the kids, with just blue stars and lemonade. And, one for the adults, a Galaxy Lemonade Cocktail, with a shot of vodka in it.
Since my stars are fairly large I thought the glasses looked best with just one star per glass. If your stars are smaller, feel free to add as many as will fit to the glass.
Galaxy Lemonade Recipe
Galaxy Lemonade and Galaxy Lemonade Cocktails
- 1 tablespoon blue matcha powder
- 1 ½ cups water
- 1 shot 1 ¼ ounces vodka if making cocktails
- Mix blue matcha powder into the water. Place the star mold on a tray, or a lid for extra support. Carefully pour the blue water into the star shapes, and freeze until firm.
- Unmold the frozen stars and place in the glasses. Pour the lemonade and vodka (if using), directly over the stars and watch the pretty colors.