Look at this stuff…. isn’t it neat? Okay, I have to admit I copied the articles on ‘Mermaid Toast’ that used ‘The Little Mermaid’ Quotes, but I wish I thought of it first.

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So, I’m as shocked as anyone at how much this toast has taken off. I was simply feeling a bit stagnant with doing unicorn toast over and over  I and wanted to try out something new. I named my new creation ‘mermaid toast’ on a whim, since it reminded me of the ocean, and the next day it was in the press being celebrated (and hated on) as the latest trend! Crazy stuff.

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Many people have been requesting a recipe. There’s not an exact recipe, per se, but I can tell you exactly how to make it; it simply takes a bit of experimentation and patience.

What you need:

  • cream cheese (regular or almond milk cream cheese will work fine)
  • spirulina powder
  • chlorphyll drops
  • a piece of toasted bread
  • a butter knife

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The method is where it gets a bit tricky. It’s all somewhat of an experiment, I add very small amounts of chlorphyll and spirulina to the cream cheese, mix it together and see what the color ends up looking like. Then, if I want a deeper or more pigmented color, I add a little more, bit by bit, until I have the color I desire. I add a base of plain white cream cheese first, and then I start swiping the different blues and greens on in a motion mimicking waves. You don’t have to do it exactly like I do, just have fun with it!

P.S. It really doesn’t taste like anything except cream cheese and spirulina/chlorphyll, so you might want to add some toppings when you eat it for more of a satisfying experience. I’d go for some cucumbers, everything bagel seasoning, avocado etc. When I take photos of the toast by itself or with gold leaf, I’m simply doing this for aesthetic reasons and to create a beautiful photo. If I’m about to eat it, I jazz it up a bit.

Here’s some photos of the progression, I changed little things around until I got the final product:

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39 Replies to “Mermaid Toast”

    1. In Bologna we would eat tortellini in case of cold weather, or else we just have some tagliatelle burro e oro ( butter and tomato sauce) when it’s hot. I will propose this to my mother and see wbat she thinks about this.

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