Frosting Made with Natural Food Coloring
Ditch the dyes! We're sharing four all-natural ways to add color and flavor to your next batch of buttercream. Light, airy, and smooth, this hued frosting will become your go-to recipe. A mix of vibrant fruits and veggies are all you need for natural food coloring!
Fresh Strawberry Buttercream
Step 1: In a food processor or blender process or blend 1-1/2 cups strawberries until smooth.
Step 2: Press fruit through a fine-mesh strainer (you should have 3/4 cup puree). Add fruit puree to prepared buttercream frosting.
Step 3: Beat or whisk strained strawberry mixture into the frosting.
Tip: Don't worry if the mixture looks curdled. Continue beating and it will come back together.
Naturally Colored Buttercream Variations
Berry Buttercream Prepare as above, except substitute 3/4 cup blackberries and 3/4 cup blueberries for the strawberries.
Mango-Carrot Buttercream Prepare as above, except substitute 4 mangoes, seeded, peeled, and cut up, for the strawberries and stir in 1/3 cup carrot juice with the sieved mango puree.
Peach-Spinach Buttercream Prepare as above, except substitute one 16-ounce package frozen peach slices, thawed, for the strawberries. Place 3 cups fresh spinach and 1/3 cup water in a blender. Cover and blend until smooth. Press through a fine-mesh sieve. Stir into frosting with the sieved peach puree.