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Homemade Food Coloring

Make these natural food colorings in minutes with simple ingredients.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Course: Pantry Staples
Cuisine: Americana
Keyword: Food Coloring, Homemade Food Coloring, Natural Food Coloring
Servings: 5 2 ounce bottles
Author: Mary's Nest

Ingredients

Red/Pink Food Coloring

  • 4 Canned Beets
  • 1/2 cup Beet juice from canned beets

Yellow Food Coloring

  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric
  • 1/2 cup Water

Purple Food Coloring

  • 1/2 cup Frozen blueberries
  • 1/3 cup Filtered water

Green Food Coloring

  • 1 cup Fresh spinach
  • 1/2 cup Water

Blue Food Coloring

  • 2 cups Shredded Red Cabbage
  • 1 1/2 cups Water
  • 1/4 teaspoon Baking soda

Instructions

Red/Pink Food Coloring

  • Puree beets and beet juice in a blender and then strain through a mesh strainer to remove solids. Decant liquid and refrigerate.

Yellow Food Coloring

  • Mix turmeric and water together in a small saucepan, and simmer for a few minutes until the turmeric dissolves. Decant liquid and refrigerate.

Green Food Coloring

  • Simmer spinach and water in a small saucepan for a few minutes. Allow to cool slightly, then puree spinach and water in a blender. Strain through a mesh strainer to remove solids. Decant liquid and refrigerate.

Purple Food Coloring

  • Puree blueberries and water in a blender. Strain through a mesh strainer to remove solids. Decant liquid and refrigerate.

Blue Food Coloring

  • In a medium saucepan, simmer cabbage and water for approximately 15 minutes until cabbage is softened. Strain mixture through a mesh strainer to remove cabbage. Begin adding baking soda to the liquid, a pinch at a time, until it turns blue. Decant liquid and refrigerate.

Video

Notes

Natural homemade food colorings will last approximately two months in the refrigerator.
Find this recipe and video at https://marysnest.com/how-to-make-natural-food-coloring/
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