How to colour white chocolate

Written by elizabeth arnold | 13/05/2017
How to colour white chocolate
Tint creamy, white chocolate with food colouring. (Chloe Johns/iStock/Getty Images)

White chocolate is a versatile confectionery and baking ingredient which you can colour to match any theme or occasion. Use food colouring to turn white chocolate pink for a girl's birthday party, red to celebrate Valentine's Day or pastel yellow when making Easter-inspired desserts. Choose oil-based food colouring when tinting the confection as water can make melted chocolate seize. Use coloured white chocolate to make moulded sweets or lollipops as sumptuous treats.

Melt white chocolate chips by first placing them into a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave the chips for one minute and stir them with a spoon.

Place the semi-melted chocolate chips back into the microwave and continue microwaving them for 10 to 20 second intervals, or until they are smooth and creamy. Stir the chips after each interval.

Choose an oil-based liquid food colouring in the desired hue, such as orange, blue or green. Add the food colouring to the melted chocolate one drop at a time until you reach the correct shade. Stir the chocolate thoroughly to distribute the colour evenly.

Avoid adding too much food colouring, which could give the chocolate a bitter taste.

Things you need

  • White chocolate chips
  • Microwave-safe bowl
  • Spoon
  • Oil-based food colouring

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