You immediately think of fun theme parks and state fairs whenever you see cotton candy. It’s such a rarity that you always have to get some! The fluffy goodness brings a smile to your face. Enjoy these 30 creative cotton candy recipes…
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1. Cotton Candy Frosting Recipes
I have a confession…I’ve never liked the texture of actual cotton candy. This might sound a little bazaar to write in a blog post, but the consistency reminds me of hair. Yuck! Thank goodness it dissolves so quickly. 😉 Even though the carnival season is behind us, I think Halloween is such a great time to re-create the fun flavor of cotton candy in an entirely new way.
2. Cotton Candy Cupcakes
No words could explain how amazing these cotton candy cupcakes are…
3. Unicorn Poop Meringues
I would call them little clouds of deliciousness and so much fun to make- and eat. Of course, you can take this swirly beautiful Unicorn Poop Meringue and mix up the colors and flavors to something different to match your party or holiday, but here is a good start (and a good recipe) to pull it off.
4. Cotton Candy Poke Cake
This cake’s got a light cotton candy flavor plus a colorful white chocolate pudding soaked in, then topped with cool whip and cotton candy. Cuz who says you can’t cover an entire cake with cotton candy?
5. Cotton Candy Ice Cream Cake
A five-layered cold, colorful cotton candy cake! Made with gluten-free cake and vegan frozen desserts, this is a show-stopping (but simple!) summer dessert.
6. Cotton Candy Fluff
Today it is all about the fluff!! Cotton Candy Fluff that is!! This stuff is so easy to make and perfect for all those summer get-togethers.
7. Cotton Candy Champagne
There’s nothing better than a grown-up version of a favorite childhood treat. I have such fond memories of eating cotton candy as a kid, so I loved the idea of putting an adult twist on this pink, sugary dessert.
8. Cotton Candy Ice Cream
Cotton candy reminds me of the county fair. The long strands of pink and blue spun sugar are a special treat. It inspired me to create an ice cream that would be delicious and popular.
9. Cotton Candy Cupcakes
The cupcake that brings out the kid in all of us! I’ve always loved cotton candy as long as I can remember. But there is only one way to eat cotton candy, taking little piece by little piece and letting it dissolve on your tongue. Biting and chewing cotton candy is just wrong. Am I right or am I right?
10. Cotton Candy Frozen Yogurt
This Cotton Candy Frozen Yogurt is the perfect summer treat! Fun, flavorful, and healthy!
11. Unicorn Macarons
Unicorn macarons are here to stay! Perfect almond French macarons with pink and blue swirls, topped with as many sprinkles as all of your dreams will allow. Filled with cotton candy buttercream
12. Cotton Candy Frappuccino
This Cotton Candy Frappuccino is totally indulgent! Mix it up and serve on a hot Summer day by the pool and you will be in paradise! I can think of some little girls that would LOVE this delightful drink served at their birthday party, after supper for a sweet treat or anytime, really! Just a few simple ingredients and you can whip up this delightful drink. Enjoy!
13. Cotton Candy Oreo Truffles
Cotton Candy Oreo Truffles have that childhood favorite cotton candy flavor and are the perfect dessert for summer, baby showers, Valentine’s Day, or Mother’s Day.
14. Cotton Candy Cake Cookies
I LOVE cotton candy sooo much, it is my favorite part of going to Disney World! I buy loads of it the last day we are there to load up the suitcase. There is nothing like some really good cotton candy – Disney does it good! The store-bought foil bagged version is okay, if you are desperate and need your cotton candy fix, but it’s just okay; I’d rather have the real stuff any day 🙂
15. Kid-Friendly Cotton Candy Sparkling Punch
Today I have a super fun and super frugal drink for you and the kids – you have to make this Kid-Friendly Cotton Candy Drink recipe. Seriously… so easy! You only need two ingredients, but we like to toss in a cherry to make it extra special for the kids.
16. Cotton Candy Cake
This cotton andy cake has pretty marbled layers of light and fluffy cake paired with a cotton candy buttercream!
17. Cotton Candy Margaritas
These cotton candy margaritas represent the most novel of county fair food, transformed for sipping. Granted, some people might think first of corndogs when they think of county fair foods. You can thank me for not making those. Yuck.
18. Overloaded Dairy-Free Cotton Candy Milkshake
As a matter of fact, the coconut milk is really good for you. So what if I had it for breakfast? It’s like having a bowl of cereal, right? Right? Ok, no more justifying, just loving. This is the Overloaded Dairy-Free Cotton Candy Milkshake that we DON’T need an excuse to make.
19. Make Your Own Cotton Candy
Here is a fun way to make cotton candy at home anytime you want.
20. Cotton Candy Rice Crispie Treats
Those who know me know that I’m a sucker for sugar. I try to keep my cravings in control, but let’s face it – sugar is tasty. There’s no more sugary treat than cotton candy . . . it’s basically a spun sugar recipe! Cotton candy reminds me of fun times with my family at the state fair, and warmer weather, and that’s the entire inspiration behind this cotton candy rice crispy treats recipe.
21. Cotton Candy Popcorn
Cotton candy popcorn recipe with sprinkles and real cotton candy pieces!
22. Cotton Candy Fudge
In the Midwest we’re struggling through a deep freeze, and I know many other parts of the country are feeling it as well. All this cold and snow can make a person feel as dreary as the sky looks outside their window, HOWEVER, today I’m bringing some color and sweetness to you with this delicious Cotton Candy Fudge!
23. Cotton Candy Ice Cream
24. Cotton Candy Fudge
This Cotton Candy fudge tastes perfectly like cotton candy! The pink and blue colors are a pretty addition to any party.
25. Cotton Candy Milkshake
A carnival classic transformed into a sugary sweet and creamy milkshake!
26. Cotton Candy Puppy Chow
This cotton candy puppy chow happens to be one of my new favorites. The colors of this cotton candy puppy chow are perfect for a baby shower or a gender reveal party. I think I love puppy chow so much because it packs a whole lot of flavor in tiny bite-sized pieces. My least favorite part of puppy chow would have to be the sticky powdered sugar fingers you end up getting after eating too much.
27. Unicorn Milkshakes
It’s pretty obvious that unicorn stuff is like everything right now. Magically, I’ve had some fun unicorn themed projects on my to-do list for about two months now. Thanks to the Starbuck’s Unicorn Frappucino craze for putting some pep in my step. These Unicorn Milkshakes are such an easy recipe to whip to make any day more fun.
28. The Best Cotton Candy Cupcakes
Calling all cotton candy lovers! The fluffy stuff is now in a moist & tender cupcake! These Cotton Candy Cupcakes taste just like the real deal and are a cinch to make.
29. Cotton Candy Divinity
I saw someone use cotton candy to represent the Will O’the Wisps and thought something along those lines could be fun! So I decided to turn my Mom’s classic Divinity recipe into a COTTON CANDY divinity!
30. Cotton Candy Blizzard
Like many of my other indulgent recipe inspirations, this one arose in the middle of the night when I had a craving for the Cotton Candy DQ Blizzard and there was none to be found anywhere nearby. And of course- I made some healthy tweaks, but it’s equally as tasty!