Striped Meringue Kisses – Naturally Colored & Vegan

These striped meringue kisses are vegan – made with homemade aquafaba – and naturally colored with butterfly pea tea, raspberries and blackberries!

Striped Meringue Kisses - Naturally Colored & Vegan

Aren’t these naturally colored striped meringue kisses fun? Not only do they look  summery, they’d be perfect as patriotic treat!

Naturally Colored Striped Meringue Kisses
The speckles on the blue and yellow speckled meringue in front are butterfly pea powder and lemon zest

 

Homemade Natural Food Coloring

I used butterfly pea tea, raspberries and blackberries to naturally color the striped meringue cookies. But feel free to experiment with other homemade natural food colorings like red cabbage, blueberries, black currants, pistachios, spinach or sunflower seeds.

 

Vegan Meringue Kisses With Xanthan Gum And Without Xanthan Gum Thickening Agent Difference

 

Vegan Meringues & Xanthan Gum

Xanthan gum is necessary for vegan meringues. I tried to make vegan meringue cookies without it but that was a fail. The vegan meringues were flat and hollow inside! So for crisp and fluffy vegan meringue kisses you’ll have to add xanthan gum or a similar thickening agent like guar gum.

 

Naturally Colored Striped Vegan Meringue Kisses

 

 

 

 

Striped Meringue Kisses – Naturally Colored & Vegan

Ingredients:

Vegan Meringue Kisses

Homemade Natural Food Coloring

  • 1 bag butterfly pea tea
  • raspberries
  • blackberries

 

 

Vegan Meringue Kisses

 

Directions:

Vegan Meringue Kisses

Preheat the oven to 100°C (210°F). Line a baking sheet with baking paper.

Stir together all ingredients and beat on high until stiff peaks form. Using two teaspoons, spoon the meringue onto the baking sheet.

 

Striped Meringue Kisses - Naturally Colored With Butterfly Pea Tea, Raspberries & Blackberries

 

Homemade Natural Food Coloring

Cover one bag of butterfly pea tea with boiling water and let it steep for 5 minutes. Remove the tea bag.

In separate bowls, mash the raspberries and blackberries with a fork. Then strain the fruit puree through a fine mesh sieve.

Use the ink blue tea and the fruit purees for the dark blue and pink stripes. For the light blue stripes, stir together some of the tea and whipped vegan meringue.

 

Naturally Colored Striped Vegan Meringue Cookies

Striped Meringue Kisses

Other recipes for striped meringue cookies that I found online say to paint stripes down the inside of a piping bag. But that doesn’t work with natural food dyes – it looks marbled not striped – the recipes always used artificial gel food coloring.

 

Naturally Colored Striped Meringue Kisses
Painting blue stripes with butterfly pea tea

So I painted stripes onto the meringue kisses with a fork – you can also use a skewer. I also made some solid colored pink and blue meringue kisses.

Naturally Colored Striped Vegan Meringue Cookies

Bake the naturally colored striped meringue kisses for about 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

Striped Meringue Kisses - Naturally Colored & Vegan
Crips & fluffy vegan meringue kisses

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17 thoughts on “Striped Meringue Kisses – Naturally Colored & Vegan

  1. They look great, lovely vibrant colours. My nephew is vegan so I’m always looking out for easy recipes that I can do when he comes over, that we can all enjoy.

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