1. Hibiscus flowers steeped in a bit of hot water until cooled
2. Boiled cranberries (as outlined at Stretcher.com)
3. Red beet juice
4. Red beet powder
5. Pomegranate juice
Some of these colorants will affect flavor more than others, but that might not be unwanted: imagine a hint of pomegranate in the icing on chocolate cupcakes! Do you have other tried and true methods of making your own red or pink food coloring? Please share in the comments!
(Image: Emma Christensen)