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.

  • Red food coloring
  • Blue food coloring
  • Small bowl
  • Whisk

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.