Food-Based Coloring and Dyes

  • Purple: 1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen) or *Marionberries
  • Light Pink: 1 cup Raspberries (fresh or frozen)
  • Light Yellow: 2 Teaspoons Turmeric
  • Light Brown: 2 Tablespoons coco powder
Directions: combine fruit/spice and 1 cup water in a pan. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Lower the heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Strain fruit/spice and store remaining liquid dye in a glass container.

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7 Responses to Food-Based Coloring and Dyes

    • We have never made it, we just use store bought food coloring. AB created this post, its possible she has made natural food coloring before. I will ask her to take a look at your question. Sorry Im not more help. AK

    • Hi Nathalie – I didn’t see your post until just now. Most food dyes can be refrigerated for up to a week. The tumeric can be stored for months without being refrigerated as long they’re in a tightly closed container.

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