Break Out the Food Coloring for These 25 Bright Rainbow Recipes
There have been a lot of rainbow-colored things to celebrate this week, so with that in mind—and just because we’re a touch color-obsessed here at Brit HQ—we give you these brightly colored foods. All it takes is a little bit of food coloring to transform everything from pasta and deviled eggs to cakes, cookies, and every baked good imaginable into a ROYGBIV version. For the brightest colors choose a gel food coloring. They are much more concentrated. These recipes give a whole new meaning to the tag line “Taste the Rainbow.”
1. Easy Rainbow Pasta Recipe: Dinnertime will never be the same after you try this brightly colored pasta. The best part: you don’t have to make pasta from scratch; you can color your favorite brand from the grocery store. (via Quick Dish by Tablespoon)
4. Painting on Ice Cream: One of the easiest ways to color you food is to start with the blank canvas of vanilla ice cream. Add a couple of drops of your favorite colors (and some hot fudge), and you’ve got a rainbow swirled dessert. (via Tinkerlab)
8. Rainbow Rice Krispies Treats: Making marshmallow treats with colorful cereals isn’t the only way to make add a few new hues. The trick here is to add the food coloring to the melted marshmallows. (via Raspberri Cupcakes)
25. Frost by Numbers: Originally a feature in Food Network magazine, this handy chart is one you’re going to want to bookmark. It gives you the food coloring recipe for each frosting color . (via The Food Network)
And for proof that adding food coloring isn’t just another way of playing with your food, check out Henry Hargreaves rainbow colored food fine art project.
What’s your favorite food to make a rainbow version of? Will you be making any to celebrate pride this weekend? Tell us in the comments!