Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Naturally Dyed Pink Frosting

Pin It Now! As I was juicing beets for the very first time not too long ago, I was admiring the blood-red juice pouring from the spout thinking, I better put on my apron because I bet this juice STAINS!

Then another thought hit me:  Hey, I bet this would make a great, all-natural dye for frosting!

I saved a little beet juice and used 1/2 tsp. to make this pretty pink frosting.  You can't taste the beet juice at all!!  And my kids will verify this. :)  (I used about 3 cups powdered sugar, a tablespoon of butter, some vanilla and a little milk)

Since this was such a success, I can't wait to try out other natural dyes like carrot and spinach.  I bet even some darkly colored, bottled juice in the health food section would work, too.  With the holiday season approaching, this would be a great way to keep out added chemicals while still enjoying some not-so-healthy treats.
And since I don't want to have to juice a beet every time I want a teensy bit of food coloring, I saved some and froze it as an ice cube.

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1 comment:

Anne @ Quick and Easy Cheap and Healthy said...

That's a great color from the beets! I tried raspberries once, and the color was much lighter and I ended up over-compensating and the frosting was too liquid-y.


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