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How To Make Red Frosting Without Food Coloring
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How To Make Red Frosting Without Food Coloring

Have you ever wanted to know how to make red frosting without food coloring? If so, you are in luck as there is an easy and natural way to make your own red frosting with no food coloring. The results will create a beautiful colored frosting that is great for any celebration.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: How To Make Red Frosting Without Food Coloring



For Red Frosting

For the Vanilla Frosting


  • Using an electric mixer, beat the butter and powdered sugar together at low speed in a large bowl. Add in the vanilla and one tablespoon of milk to the mixture.
  • Slowly add in the rest of the milk until the frosting is smooth. If the frosting is too thick add more milk until it is spreadable. If it is too thin, add in more powdered sugar.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together 1-2 teaspoons of beet paste with 1-2 teaspoons of water. Mixing the powder with water will reduce the chances of clumps forming in the frosting.
  • Add one cup of frosting to your medium bowl. Then, add the beet paste to the frosting. Use a rubber spatula to thoroughly mix the beet powder into the frosting.
  • If it has not reached your desired shade of red, make more beet paste to add to the frosting. Frost your baked goods with your colored frosting. Serve and enjoy.


Any leftover frosting should be kept in an airtight container in the fridge. The frosting will last for up to seven days.
When ready to use, you may need to stir the frosting together again. The color may separate from the frosting when it is sitting in the fridge.
You can also freeze this frosting as well. Freeze your prepared frosting in an airtight container. Once you want to use it, allow it to thaw overnight in the fridge or at room temperature for two hours.
Adding the beetroot powder will not change the taste of your frosting. It will still have the delicious taste of vanilla buttercream. However, if you want a darker red, you will have to use a lot of beetroot powder.
Be careful when working with beetroot powder, as it may stain clothing or countertops. Be sure to clean up any messes right away to prevent stains from occurring.
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