Sometimes the simplest recipes are the best, and these all natural homemade rainbow sprinkles are no exception. You can either by natural food coloring at a store or you can make your own! Buying it already made is definitely easier, but making it is so much more fun and you can get really creative! Just mix the dyes with shredded coconut, put them in a dehydrator, and voila! Delicious homemade rainbow sprinkles. The colors are so vibrant and fun––perfect for any occasion!

Homemade Rainbow Sprinkles [Vegan]






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For the Homemade Rainbow Sprinkles:

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons shredded coconut
  • 1 teaspoon natural food coloring (see below)

For the Homemade Food Colorings:

  • 1 small beetroot
  • 1 small carrot
  • 2 leaves red cabbage
  • 1/8 cup baby spinach
  • 1/8 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon spirulina
  • 1 pinch baking soda


For Store-Bought Food Coloring:

  1. Add 4-8 drops of color to 1 teaspoon of water and mix thoroughly.

For Homemade Food Coloring:

  1. Separately grate around 2 3/4 tablespoons of beetroot, carrot and 5 1/2 tablespoons of red cabbage.
  2. Chop the spinach leaves finely, or pass them through a garlic press to create a paste.
  3. Press the grated/minced veggies through a fine sieve, until you have around 1 teaspoon of juice.
  4. Add a pinch of bicarb soda to 1 teaspoon of red cabbage juice to make it turn blue.
  5. Add 1/8 teaspoon of turmeric or spirulina to 1 teaspoon of water and mix thoroughly.

For the Homemade Rainbow Sprinkles:

  1. Put 1 teaspoon of food coloring liquid into a bowl.
  2. Add shredded coconut and mix thoroughly until coconut is completely and evenly coated with color.
  3. Spread on a dehydrator tray and dry for about 2 hours, or until completely dry.
  4. Mix colors together after drying (optional).
  5. Store in an air-tight container at room temperature until required.

Nutritional Information

Serving: 1.33 tbsp (10g); Calories: 66kcal; Carbohydrates: 2.4g; Protein: 0.7g; Fat: 6.5g; Saturated Fat: 5.7g; Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0.3g; Sodium: 3.7mg; Potassium: 54.3mg; Fiber: 1.6g; Sugar: 0.7g; Iron: 0.4mg Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.