How to Make Chemical-Free, All-Natural Food Coloring You Can Feel Good About

How to Make Chemical-Free, All-Natural Food Coloring You Can Feel Good About

February 15, 2016

Food coloring seems to find its way into most kids’ foods and decorated pastries these days, and though it can go a long way toward making treats and sweets look more appealing, we don’t love the idea of frequent chemical consumption. 

So, when we’re feeling particularly health-conscious, we go the extra mile and make an all-natural and arguably more beautiful alternative!

After all, the most beautiful colors are found in nature.

  • Beets
  • Spice/coffee grinder

1. Wash and peel the beets.

2. Cut off the tops and tails of the beets, cut them in half, and slice them very thinly.

3. Lay the beet slices on baking sheet and bake at 200 °F until completely dehydrated — about 3 hours. Alternatively, if you have a dehydrator, by all means use it.

4. Grind the dehydrated beet chips in the coffee or spice grinder until very, very fine. 

At this point, you can use the beet powder as an all-natural, loose powder blush, or mix it with a few of drops of vodka to make a chemical-free food coloring.

Pink frosting never looked so good!

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