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!

Just in time for the holidays, these naturally dyed frostings will make you the best baker on the block. Try using strawberries for a bright, bold red.

Fresh Strawberry Buttercream

Step 1: In a food processor or blender process or blend 1-1/2 cups strawberries until smooth.


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Step 2: Press fruit through a fine-mesh strainer (you should have 3/4 cup puree). Add fruit puree to prepared buttercream frosting.


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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.


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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.


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