Purple food coloring is a great color to have on hand in the spring. The color looks bright and cheery on Easter eggs, in frosting or as a decorative touch in mashed potatoes or cream sauces. Creating purple food coloring cane be done in seconds.

Things You'll Need

Place ten drops of red food coloring into a small bowl.

Add five drops of blue coloring to the red.

Whisk the red and blue together to create purple.

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

Use the purple food coloring as directed on the recipe you are creating.

References and Resources

McCormick Mixing Chart