Red Food Dye

How to make naturally colored frosting using plants--no synthetic dyes!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword for cake, for cookies, for cupcakes, natural, without milk
Author Real Mom Nutrition


  • 2 fresh beets
  • 1 cup water


  • Rinse, trim, and chop beets. Place pieces in a blender or food processor and grind to a pulp.
  • Combine pulp and water in a saucepan and bring to a simmer. Continue to simmer for about 40 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Set a strainer over a bowl. Pour mixture through strainer, pressing ground beets against the strainer to squeeze out all extra liquid.
  • Use the liquid as a replacement for the water or milk in your frosting recipe.