Homemade Coloured Sugar

    2 minutes

    Use these coloured sugars to decorate cakes and biscuits for birthdays or any special occasion. This recipe is perfect for kids and can be kept in the jar for months.

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    Serves: 1 

    • 1 cup (220g) white sugar
    • 2 drops food colouring

    Preparation:2min  ›  Ready in:2min 

    1. Place sugar into a jar with a tight fitting lid. Drip the food colouring onto the sugar, close the lid, and shake vigorously for about 1 minute. Adjust colour with additional food colouring and repeat if the colour is too light.

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    I found adding a few drops of water to paste color rather than liquid food coloring resulted in brighter colors and was easier to spread evenly thoughout the sugar. I put the sugar in a ziploc bag and add a few drops of the diluted coloring. I shake and then use a rolling pin to spread the color throughout the sugar.  -  06 Dec 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Awesome idea!! I had to use 5 drops of food coloring for about 1/3 cup of sugar. I spread the sugar on aluminum foil overnight to dry, that way you can just fold the foil in half and pour it right into a jar or bag. Thanks, I'll never buy silly colored sugar again! This sugar is quite pretty and looks like glitter on the cookies.  -  29 Nov 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Great Idea and very easy! I also had a small problem with moisture, but I just spread it on a plate to dry for an hour or so and it was fine.  -  28 Sep 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)