How To: DIY Natural Food Coloring
DIY NATURAL FOOD DYE
Prep time: 5 mins
Total time: 5 mins
Simple, 1-ingredient natural food dye perfect for coloring frostings, baked goods and more!
Author: Minimalist Baker
Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten Free
Serves: ~1/4 cup dye
- 1 beet
- Wash and thoroughly scrub your beet. Then finely grate over a paper towel or thin, clean dish towel, being sure to set the towel over a plate so the beet juice doesn’t stain your countertops.
- Once your beet is grated, gently squeeze the beet juice into whatever you’re dying – in this case, it was buttercream frosting for vegan sugar cookies.
- The more juice you add, the more intense the hue (see photos).
Other readers have suggested turmeric for yellow, pomegranate for red, and matcha powder or spirulina for green!