Caramel colouring is an amber-brown colour that isn't difficult to make, whether it's for something edible or otherwise. You can use homemade caramel colouring in soups that need the extra tint or as a glaze for porcelain craft painting. This endeavour is achievable by even the novice craft hobbyist and allows you the ability to create pleasingly coloured foods, crafts and more.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Things you need
- 28.4gr. red food dye
- 28.4gr. green food dye
- 28.4gr. yellow food dye
- 29.6ml. vodka
- 3.54gr. sodium lactate
- 170gr. jar
Combine the red, green and yellow food colourants in.the jar. This will create a murky, deep brown colour. This colour, although unattractive, is the base of the caramel colour.
Add the vodka to the jar. Vodka, a form of ethyl alcohol, helps to blend and brighten the colour while thinning it slightly.
Add the sodium lactate, which is a preservative safe for human consumption. Sodium lactate is found in craft and hobby supply stores.
Secure the lid onto the jar and shake it vigorously for a minute. This shaking blends all of the ingredients to create a runny, caramel-coloured pigment.
Tips and warnings
- Spoon the coloured liquid into a recipe to deepen the colour when needed.
- Dip a paintbrush into the colour and sweep it over paper, fabric or porcelain to create attractive craft designs.