Space is cool, which means the solar eclipse on August 21 is basically the coolest. While it may not be a nighttime phenomenon, we’ve rounded up some of the best galaxy-inspired recipes on the web. Because the sun is a star and the moon is, well, the moon, and that is reason alone to celebrate this event in the form of beautiful, dark and purple desserts. And since it’s been nearly 40 years since the last solar eclipse took place, you won’t have another excuse to indulge like this for a while.

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Galaxy Color-Changing Lemonade Slushie

The Flavor Bender

Keeping in line with the theme of summer sun, nothing is more refreshing than lemonade. Throw in some crushed ice and now you’ve got a real thirst quester (which won’t be necessary when the moon is covering the sun. Just kidding, we think.). Get the recipe.

Galaxy Bark

Mom Dot

Even aliens need to get their chocolate fix. Just don’t bring this outside during the big day or it will melt all over you and your “I love the sun” shirt. Get the recipe.

Galaxy Ice Cream Sandwiches

A Bajillian Recipes

A flavor combination so balanced and delicious, it’s out of this world. Get the recipe.

Galaxy Cupcakes

Peas and Peonies

If we were astronauts, these are the treats that we’d bring to the NASA bake-off. These or Milky Way cookies to keep things extra thematic. Get the recipe.

Galaxy Brownies

The Monday Box

Blast off with ooey, gooey, rich, and chewy bars that are not only rich in flavor, but also personality. Eat your heart out, unicorns. Get the recipe.

Galaxy Popcorn

Raising Whasians

Once you pop, the sun don’t stop. Or something like that. Get the recipe.

Galaxy Cake Roll

The First Year Blog

It’s not even the sun’s birthday, but you’re going to lick the icing off. Space Rihanna would be so proud. Get the recipe.

Galaxy Latte


You’re going to need that mid-afternoon caffeine fix to get outside and see this thing. Be sure to sip in moderation, though. You don’t want jitters to ruin your viewing experience. Get the recipe.

Galaxy Ice Cream

Some of This and Some of That

I scream, you scream, we all scream for purple, pink, and blue ice cream. With silver sprinkles that resemble stars, of course. Get the recipe.

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