Be green naturally! Did you know that commercially available green food coloring typically sold in stores (and also added to many sauces, baked goods, etc.) has been linked to many health issues, including bladder cancer and allergies? Whether you want to make green play dough with the kids, give them a fun, green bath, have green mashed potatoes with dinner or celebrate grown-up style on St. Patrick’s Day with green drinks, you can do it safely and easily at home.
Homemade Green Food Coloring
-Add 2 cups of spinach leaves to a pot and add enough cold water to cover the leaves.
-Boil for 60 seconds.
-Allow pot to simmer on the lowest heat setting of your stove for an additional 10 minutes.
-Let the water cool and then strain it through cheesecloth or a wire mesh strainer.
-Safely store the green food color in any glass container that has a tight fitting lid.