Sunday, February 10, 2008

How to Make Your Own Natural Food Coloring

I just came across a great post on The Urban Vegan about how to make your own (natural) food coloring.

Check out these vegan cupcakes with really colorful frosting!

(Image courtesy of The Urban Vegan)

Here's an excerpt:

Yellow: Add 1/4 tsp and a large pinch of stale turmeric to the icing. Turmeric is often used to give vegan puddings and tofu scrambles that "eggy" shade. This is a good use for turmeric that's past its prime, since stale turmeric is fairly flavor neutral.

Blush: Using a sieve, mash the juice from 3 fresh or thawed frozen raspberries directly into the icing.

Mint green: With a fork, mash 1/4 of a small avocado until creamy. Mix this into your icing. [The avocado makes your icing thinner, but in a fluffy, pleasant way.]

Raspberry: Using a sieve, mash the juice from 6 fresh or thawed frozen blueberries and 6 fresh or thawed frozen blackberries directly into the icing.

Go check out the post to see how to make the frosting for yourself.


Nancy Gayle said...

yay! i'm getting married in a month and am vegan and wanted a pretty colorful wedding cake that i can make myself. thanks! i'll post a pic when i make the cake. =)

Tara said...

I can't view the urban vegan blog because I'm not invited. How can I see that post? I want to make my own food coloring!

veganflourchild said...

Great ideas! This is soooo much better than using that artificial stuff that should not have the dignity of having the word "food" involved in its for the prices of the natural food colouring....well, again, let me mention what a great post this is!