Purple food coloring is a beautiful shade to have on hand in the spring. It looks bright and cheery on Easter eggs, in frosting, or even as a decorative touch in mashed potatoes or cream sauces. Here’s how to create it in seconds.


Things You'll Need

Place 10 drops red food coloring into a small bowl.

Add 5 drops blue food coloring.

Whisk the red and blue together to create purple.

Drop in additional red food coloring, 1 drop at a time, to lighten the shade, or more blue to darken it.

Use the purple food coloring as directed on recipes.


References and Resources

McCormick Mixing Chart