Natural Pink Food Coloring

Natural Pink Food Coloring

Make your own natural pink food coloring for Valentine’s Day!

A while ago, I made natural blue food coloring with red cabbage. And today, I made natural pink food dye with raw beetroot. Isn’t it such a pretty pink color? 😀

You can use natural beetroot food dye to color baked goods, drinks, ice cream, icing, buttercream



  • raw beetroot


natural red food coloring beetroot

Dice or grate raw beetroot and puree in a blender. Use raw beetroot puree to dye baked goods. If you plan to color drinks, icing etc., strain the beetroot puree through a sieve.

natural pink food coloring beetroot soy milk yogurt

You can use beetroot juice to color (soy) milk or yogurt pink …

natural pink food coloring beetroot buttercream cream cheese frosting

… or buttercream or cream cheese frosting.

valentine all natural pink icing

Or make beautiful all-natural pink icing: Add less beetroot juice for baby pink, and more beetroot juice for dark pink.

valentine heart cookies natural pink icing

I used pink and dark pink icing to make Valentine heart cookies.

5 thoughts on “Natural Pink Food Coloring

  1. How fun! I like the all-natural dye options plus, we grow beets! Thank you for linking up with us on the Art of Home-Making Mondays. We are glad to have you! 🙂

    P.S. I love your historical theme!

  2. This is such a simple yet brilliant idea. Our son is easily affected by some foods (especially additives) so I’m definitely giving this one a try! Thanks for sharing at To Grandma’s House We Go xx

  3. I’ve colored eggs for Easter with natural dyes, but never really thought of making my own food coloring. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

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