Unicorn Meringues

Happy Monday, everyone! Was your weekend filled with trying to track down a unicorn frappuccino?

Unicorn Meringues

I got one when they debuted last week and had my barista swap in coconut milk. I didn’t love it, but I’m happy I tried it!

It seems like everyone lately is going crazy for all things unicorn. Admittedly, I’m not a huge unicorn fan, but I do love me some color! Somehow, these easy unicorn meringues that I made for a televised cooking segment I did last spring never made it to the blog! For shame, I know.

It’s crazy I never shared them (not quite sure how that happened?!)… But I figured since everyone is making a mad dash to hop on the unicorn train, now would be a good time to let them make their colorful blog debut 😉

Unicorn Meringues

I promise you, these are SO EASY and once you experiment with all these fun colors, you’ll be making them to match holidays, sporting events, graduations…you see where this is going. The possibilities are truly endless!

Unicorn Meringues

To make these at home, you will need:

4 egg whites

1/4 tsp. cream of tartar

1 cup sugar ground in a food processor (more on that in a minute!)

1/2 tsp. vanilla (or flavor of your choosing!) – mint is pretty good, too, if you make green for St. Patrick’s Day 🙂

2 drops red food coloring

2 drops blue food coloring

2 drops yellow food coloring

pastry bag & icing tip (if you want a ton of icing tip options (24!) and a re-usuable bag, the linked set is AMAZING!)

Unicorn Meringues

1. First things first – you want your sugar to be SUPER DUPER fine for your meringues, but not powdered. Take 1 cup of sugar and put it in your food processor or Vitamix. Pulse blend until sugar is slightly finer than when you began.

2. Next, preheat your oven to 200 degrees.

3. Put your egg whites in a bowl (I used my countertop KitchenAid) and whisk on low until whites are a little foamy. Increase the speed up to medium-high for an additional 2 minutes.

4. Stop whisk and add in cream of tartar.

5. Whisk on medium-high, slowly adding processed sugar.

6. After 5 or so minutes, you will begin to see your mixture forming stiff peaks.

7. Stop whisk and check your mixture to see if you can still feel the sugar. If you can, continue whisking at medium-high speed.

8. When you can no longer feel the grit of the sugar, fold in vanilla (or other extract) with a spatula.

9. Divide mixture into three bowls.

10. Add red, blue and yellow coloring to each bowl respectively and fold together until thoroughly mixed.

11. Affix a piping bag with your favorite icing tip and add 2 tbsp. of each color, making sure to squeeze out any air bubbles.

12. Pipe meringues onto a baking sheet. If you are not achieving your desired shape, consider a different icing tip.

13. Repeat until entire meringue mixture is used.

14. Bake meringues for 1.5 hours at 200 degrees.

15. At 1.5 hours, turn the oven off and crack open the oven door, but leave the pan inside.

16. The meringues need to cool and harden for 6-8 hours before they are ready to eat!

Rainbow Unicorn Meringues

Have you ever had meringues? What did you think?


  • I am loving this colorful unicorn trend – it just makes me so happy. These look so delicious! I tried to unicorn frappuccino, too, and it was… fine.

    Have a good week!

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

    • Kait

      I love the colors too! You’re right, it just makes me happy!

  • These look so fun!! I am not a unicorn person myself…and had no desire to try that colorful drink. I just stick to my americano. Ha!

    • Kait

      Good thinking on the Americano! It was WAY TOO SWEET, but I’m happy I tried it, if only for the photo op, LOL

  • Those are so neat!! How pretty!

    • Kait

      Thank you so much! I thought so too 🙂

  • Look at you ahead of the trend (even if you forgot to tell the world about it, ha). These are so fun! And I love meringues for a little something sweet that feels totally okay given how light and airy they are.

    • Kait

      It’s so funny you say that because Dane said the same thing..! He was like oh you trendsetter, you…

  • robin rue

    No way! Those are almost too pretty to eat LOL. My kids would flip their lids for these.

  • I know what you mean I don’t understand the whole trend of unicorns either but I definitely like the different bold and vibrant colors.

  • Love meringue cookies and these are so fun and festive! And unicorn themed! haha! I am all about trying these out because I’m quite certain they are less sugar/calories/fat than the “popular” Starbucks drink.

  • These are so cute and fun! They would be perfect for a party or get together! I will have to try these soon!

  • I haven’t tried the drink either and I agree I love some color. Your cookies are festive and I bet they taste great!

  • Kristina

    Yum! I love the colors and how light pastel they are. They are not only “unicorn” themed but very Spring colored too! I’d love to try these!

  • Jeanine

    My girls would LOVE these! They are so super cute. I love meringue cookies, and haven’t had them in such a long time!

  • I love anything that can be adapted to the upcoming holiday or season! I am also a huge fan of meringues, too. It is a childhood thing.

  • OMG they are so cute! I have absolutely no desire to try the unicorn frappe, the bright fuchsia color turned my stomach hahah.

  • Everything you do is PRETTY!

    • Kait

      You are too sweet, thank you! 🙂

  • Tereza

    These look so damn beautiful, I can’t even tell you! I’m definitely trying these after I’ve come back from holiday – they’ll make for a perfect holiday blues pick me up! x

    • Kait

      Oh if you make them and post to social, I would love to see! I’m @ByKaitHanson on all channels 🙂

  • The unicorn trend is flourishing, without a doubt. I think these meringues are really beautiful! It’s perfect for serving in a party as well. The kids would love this for sure!

  • And I bet these unicorn meringues probably taste better than the frappes lol. I love how colourful they are so pretty xx

  • Though I haven’t and probably won’t try that Starbucks frapp, these look so good! My daughter is a little unicorn obesessed, we even had a whole unicorn party for her 4th birthday, so i think she would love helping me make these.

    • Kait

      Oh how fun! I hope she had a blast at her party 🙂

  • The unicorn Frappuccino is getting so much press so I will have to try one soon. Your meringues cookies look amazing but I rarely bake so no unicorns for my kids this week.

  • The unicorn Frappuccino is getting so much press I will have to try it. Those meringues look so good but I don’t bake much so my kids won’t be getting any unicorn cookies this week.

  • The unicorn trend is alive and well with these tasty little morsels. They look so much fun to try.

  • Looks like you picked the right time to reveal this meringue recipe. It should be a big hit, given the whole unicorn craze going on right now. They look really good!

  • I love these meringue ideas! I don’t think I am willing to try the Starbucks drink with all the sugar haha heart attack in a cup, but these I could justify

  • One day, I will venture into the unfamiliar world of meringue. Seems way too time consuming, but I know one day I’ll grow the nerve to try a swing at it! Thanks for sharing your recipe! They look cute!

  • Reesa Lewandowski

    How pretty are these!! They’re perfect! I love meringues but never have made my own!

  • Lyd

    I’ve never ventured into making meringues but I LOVE how yours turned out. SO cute and they look delicious!

    • Kait

      Thank you so much! You should definitely try them, I was shocked at how easy they are!

  • whoa, never ever thought about meringues, but definitely might have to have a cheat day and make these! they look so pretty and colorful!

  • I love meringues! These are seriously adorable too. I know my daughter would love them. I have NOT tried the Unicorn Starbucks drink…and frankly it scares me a little 🙂

  • These are so cute! I’m not a huge meringues fan but these would be so fun for a party.

  • CourtneyLynne

    Omg how cute are these?!?! My daughter is unicorn obsessed. She would probably love to make these with me!

  • These look so delish and so festive! What a fun treat!

  • Meringues are one of my favorite “sweet somethings” to keep on hand. They are so easy to make, and relatively low in calories. I love that these are so fun and colorful too!

  • I LOVE THESE! I can’t wait to try this one! My kids would love to make it with me!

  • I love spending time in the kitchen, cooking and baking, but I’ve never made a meringue. I need to try this recipe – it’s so pretty and I’m sure they taste delicious!

  • These look so fun, I love the colors! I am obsessed with everything unicorn although I did not get to try the frappucino.