We love to decorate cookies every year for Valentine’s Day, and every year I cringe when I add the drops of the evil Red Dye for the icing. When I have purchased the natural food coloring, the colors aren’t as brilliant…not to mention it is $20 for a four pack of food coloring.
So I set out to make my own and it’s so easy!
Here’s what I did.
Take one frozen beet from a package like this:
Put it in a plastic baggie and let it thaw or add a little hot water to get the process going.
Put powdered sugar in a small bowl, and snip a corner off of the plastic bag. Drop a few drops of the beet juice in the bowl- the more you use the darker the color will be.
That’s all you have to add to the powdered sugar- no milk, no water, no other liquid.
And now you have the prettiest pink frosting!
Happy Valentine’s Day!