Homemade Natural Blue Food Coloring (15 อ่าน)

2022-03-25 12:28

Most of the time I try to keep things simple in the kitchen since my life is really busy, but sometimes I like to have a little extra fun with somefood coloring to jazz things up a bit.

But artificial food coloring just isn't an option for us.

So when my boys wanted some fun chocolate cupcakes for an ice hockey party with blue-colored frosting, I sought out a way to make natural blue food coloring.....

Now, I'd found other ways to use natural items to make natural food color, like in my Mint Fudge and Easter Fudge, but blue natural food coloring was a new challenge for me.

What's Wrong with Artificial Food Colors?

We all know that those artificial food colors are not healthy and are suspected of having links to behavioral and health problems. We have avoided them in our home completely since our son's diagnosis of autism, but I wish we had done it sooner.

Did you know that a lot of artificial food colors have aluminum in them? When you see, "FD & C Yellow Aluminum Lake" on an ingredient label, you can know that you will be eating aluminum.

And if the label doesn't say "aluminum," then you might be eating barium or zirconium.

No thank you!

Why I Made This Coloring

Recently my son had a season finale for his ice hockey league (the Griffins Youth Foundation), and each team member was going to be presented with a cupcake decorated with colored frosting to match his uniform.

Ugh -- my son's team color was his favorite color, blue.

Why couldn't he have been on the Green Team? Then I could have used parsley like I did for my Mint Fudge.

Or if he'd been on the Purple Team or Red Team, I could have used the colorings in my Fun Fudge.

Well, I initially told him not to get his hopes up -- that there was no way that we were going to be able to make blue frosting naturally, but then I found out how. And now I am going to share it with you!

You are probably not going to believe what vegetable you are going to use!




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