How to make purple with food coloring

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

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Things you need

  • Red food colouring
  • Blue food colouring
  • Small bowl
  • Whisk

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  1. 1

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

  2. 2

    Add five drops of blue colouring to the red.

  3. 3

    Whisk the red and blue together to create purple.

  4. 4

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

  5. 5

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

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