How To: DIY Natural Food Coloring
DIY Natural Food Dye
Simple, 1-ingredient natural food dye perfect for coloring frostings, baked goods, and more!
Servings 3 (1-Tbsp servings)
- 1 large 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. 1 beet should yield roughly 3 Tbsp (45 ml) beet juice.
- 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!
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate.
Nutrition (1 of 3 servings)
Serving: 1 one-Tbsp servings Calories: 7 Carbohydrates: 1.5 g Protein: 0.2 g Fat: 0 g Saturated Fat: 0 g Trans Fat: 0 g Cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 0 mg Fiber: 0 g Sugar: 1.4 g