Naturally Colored Pink Frosting

 

  

Yields:  about 1.5 cups          Prep Time:  10 minutes       Total Time:  10 minutes

 

Super easy and filled with vibrant color, this is a simple frosting to whip up, without any artificial colors, dyes or preservatives (unfortunately, I think the benefits from beets is minimal)!

 

Ingredients

2 cups pure powdered sugar

5 tablespoons softened butter

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1 tablespoon whole milk

1 tablespoon peeled, diced beets

 

Directions

1. Prepare beets and set aside.

 

2. Place powdered sugar, softened butter, vanilla, milk and beets in a food processor. 

 

3. Process until combined, about 30 seconds to one minute.

 

 

4. Use immediately or store in refrigerator or freezer for later use.

Sometimes I am blinded by the beauty of colorful treats that I forget that artificial colors and dyes are not as lovely as they appear.  Over the years, I have learned more and more about some of the concerns that these dyes pose to our health, especially for kids. (Read more, A Dangerous Rainbow: Artificial Colors & Dyes in Our Foods).  So, I am always challenged to find ways to naturally color our treats.

 

Beets are so awesome, why not make a frosting out of them?  They are so colorful and vibrant in their hue, that they make a perfect natural way to color foods. 

 

This frosting can be used with any cookie or cupcake.  (Or *ahem*, you could even just with a spoon…)

 

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