How to Make Purple Food Coloring from Blackberries

Making purple food dye from blackberries is a cheap and simple option. This article outlines a simple way to do this.

Steps

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    Obtain 2 cups worth of fresh blackberries and wash them.
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    Put the blackberries in the blender and turn on until the berries are completely pureed. Alternatively, if you do not have a blender, thoroughly mash the berries in a bowl with a mixer or wooden spoon, or force them through a strainer.
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    Strain the mixture through a strainer to remove any solids.
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    Put your colouring into cake, or anything else you want it for!

Tips

  • Clean up any spillage as soon as it occurs to avoid stains.
  • Place a waterproof work surface under the work area you are using.

Warnings

  • Blackberry juice stains, and is very hard to get off most material. It is suggested that you wear gloves if you don't want stains on your hands, and be very careful not to spill it.

Things You'll Need

  • A blender or something similar.
  • 4 cups of blackberries
  • a medium sized bowl

Article Info

Categories: Frosting Icing and Fondant