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Colour-Changing Lemonade!

pink lemonade with ice and lemon wedges

Saturday, February 10, 2024

Roses are red, violets are blue, this session is like a sweet dream come true! Discover the secret to making your own colour-changing lemonade with a food scientist! Then, prepare for a double treat as we uncover the science behind whipping up delicious mug cakes. 


Ages 7-11: 8 am PT • 9 am MT • 10 am CT • 11 am ET • 12 pm AT
Ages 11-16: 10 am PT • 11 am MT • 12 pm CT • 1 pm ET • 2 pm AT


Materials and Preparation

Preparation required before the session:

You will either need red cabbage juice OR butterfly pea powder (can be purchased on Amazon).

If you are using red cabbage juice, please prepare it before the session using one of these two methods:

  1. Chop up some red cabbage, cover with water, and let boil until the liquid becomes a deep purple colour (the darker the better). Remove the cabbage and keep the liquid. OR
  2. Add 1/8th wedge of red cabbage and 1 cup of water to a food processor and blend. Pour blended contents through a sieve to remove any chunky pieces. Keep the liquid.
Materials needed for the session:

In addition to your red cabbage juice or butterfly pea powder, you will also need:

  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • 2 regular spoons (to stir with) + 1 additional spoon or fork
  • 3 drinking glasses
  • A mug
  • A microwave
  • Lemon juice (1 tbsp)
  • Sugar (3 tbsp)
  • Baking soda (1 tsp)
  • Flour (3 tbsp)
  • Cocoa powder (2 tbsp)
  • Baking powder (1/4 tsp)
  • Vegetable oil (2 tbsp)
  • Milk (3 tbsp, can be any kind of milk)
  • Water (3 cups)
  • Optional:
    • Vanilla extract or flavouring (1/4 tsp)
    • Chocolate chips (1 tsp)
    • A pinch of salt

Meet the Expert

Karen Cardona

Karen Cardona

Karen is a food scientist, educator, and consultant. She has worked with some of the largest food brands to develop new products and has become an expert in food and beverage innovation. 

She is the founder of True Leaves Consulting, a product development agency focused on helping food entrepreneurs create and optimize food & beverage recipes from concept to commercialization.  

This programming was developed by Natalia Mangos and Karen Cardona.

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