Naturally Colored Sugar Sprinkles And Sugar Hearts

Naturally Colored Sugar Sprinkles And Sugar Hearts

Coloring sugar naturally is really easy and so much fun! 😀 Can you believe that all those sugar hearts are naturally colored? I used fruits, vegetables, herbs and teas. You can achieve almost any color with natural food coloring.

Naturally Colored Decorating Sugar

 

Naturally Colored Sugar Sprinkles

Stir together granulated sugar and some drops of natural food coloring (see recipes below). Use just two or three drops of natural food coloring at first – you don’t need much to color the sugar and you can always add more if necessary.

Let the naturally colored sugar dry for some days at room temperature. Crush the sugar with the back of a spoon from time to time. Don’t use the oven to dry the sugar sprinkles because some natural food colorings are heat-sensitive: e.g. the beautiful blue sugar – colored with red cabbage & baking soda – will turn ugly grey green.

Naturally Colored Sugar Sprinkles

Sprinkle naturally colored sugar sprinkles on cakes, cupcakes, cookies, desserts, ice cream and drinks. Decorate the rim of a glass or use naturally colored sugar instead of regular sugar in tea or coffee.

Naturally Colored Sprinkling Sugar

 

Naturally Colored Sugar Hearts

Stir together granulated sugar and some drops of natural food coloring till the mixture resembles wet sand. Flatten the sugar mixture with a rolling pin or your hands. Using heart-shaped cookie cutters, cut out sugar hearts. Carefully transfer the sugar hearts to parchment paper and let them dry for some days at room temperature. After they’re dry, the sugar hearts have the consistency of regular sugar cubes.

-> Tutorial: How To Make Natural Blue Sugar Hearts

Naturally Colored Sugar Hearts Natural Food Coloring

 

How To Store Naturally Colored Sugar Sprinkles

Store naturally colored sugar sprinkles and sugar hearts in a glass jar at room temperature. Naturally colored sugar keeps very well at room temperature because of the high sugar content.

 

 

Naturally Colored Pink Sugar

 

Naturally Colored Pink Sugar

To naturally dye sugar pink, you can use berries, such as blueberries, vegetables, such as beetroot, or teas, such as black hollyhock flowers.

Naturally Colored Pink Sugar Sprinkles

 

Beetroot

Grate a beetroot, then strain through a sieve to extract the juice. Color the sugar with some drops of raw beetroot juice: Add more beetroot juice for dark pink, add less beetroot juice for baby pink.

Sugar Sprinkles Naturally Colored With Beetroot

 

Black Hollyhock

Cover a black hollyhock flower with cold water. Steep it overnight to extract the color. Use some drops of the purple water to color the sugar.

Sugar Sprinkles Naturally Colored With Black Hollyhock Flowers

If you want purple sugar, you can leave the sugar like it is, or add some drops of fresh lemon juice and the purple will turn pink.

Naturally Colored Pink Purple Sugar

Black hollyhock sugar is my favorite sugar because it’s such a pretty pink color and it tastes fruity and fresh.

Pink Sugar Sprinkles Naturally Colored With Black Hollyhock Flowers

 

Blueberry

Boil blueberries for about 5 minutes, then strain through a sieve to extract the juice. Dye the sugar with some drops of blueberry juice.

Natural Food Coloring Blueberries

Blueberry sugar is darker and more red than black hollyhock and beetroot sugar.

Naturally Colored Pink Sprinkling Sugar And Sugar Heart
Beetroot sprinkling sugar and blueberry heart

 

 

Natural Food Coloring
Naturally colored sugar carrots

 

Naturally Colored Orange Sugar

Grate a carrot, then strain through a sieve. Color the sugar with some drops of raw carrot juice.

 

 

Naturally Colored Sugar Hearts Turmeric Chamonile Red Cabbage

 

Naturally Colored Yellow Sugar

Turmeric

Dissolve turmeric in some drops of boiling water. Use some drops turmeric water to color the sugar. You can also add some drops of raw carrot juice to improve the color. Turmeric sugar will taste of turmeric!

 

Chamomile Tea

Cover chamomile flowers with water, bring to a boil and simmer for about 10 – 15 minutes. Color the sugar with some drops of chamomile tea. Chamomile sugar is pale greenish yellow.

 

 

Naturally Colored Sugar Hearts Spinach

 

Naturally Colored Green Sugar

Using a blender, puree spinach until smooth. Color the sugar with some spinach puree. Add more spinach puree for dark green, add less spinach puree for bright green.

Naturally Colored Green Sugar Spinach

Even dark green spinach sugar doesn’t taste of spinach, it just tastes fresh.

-> Carrot cupcakes with spinach sugar sprinkles

 

 

Homemade Natural Food Coloring
Natural blue sugar hearts and pink sugar crystals

 

Naturally Colored Blue Sugar

Make natural blue food coloring with red cabbage and baking soda. Color the sugar with some drops natural blue food coloring. Don’t use to much blue food coloring or the sugar will taste of red cabbage.

 

Naturally Blue Colored Sugar Sprinkles Red Cabbage
Naturally colored blue sugar sprinkles

 

 

Naturally Colored Sugar

 

Naturally Colored Purple Sugar

Use some drops of red cabbage juice (before adding baking soda) to color sugar purple. Don’t use to much red cabbage juice or the sugar will taste of red cabbage.

 

 

Naturally Colored Sugar Hearts Carrot Beetroot Hollyhock

 

Naturally Colored Red Sugar

Bring diced beetroot to a boil with some water, simmer for some minutes till the water turns dark red. Use some drops of the beetroot water to color the sugar red. Optional: add some drops of fresh lemon juice to improve the color.

 

Sugar Heart Colored With Natural Food Dyes

 

7 thoughts on “Naturally Colored Sugar Sprinkles And Sugar Hearts

  1. I love how you do all this experimenting and share the results. i’m really surprised how bright you managed to get some of these colours. Lots of artificial colouring really puts me off some recipes so the idea to diy is very appealing – thanks!

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