INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) – With Easter being one week away, WTHR Weekend Sunrise wanted to learn some fun and unique ways to dye eggs.
On Sunday, Indiana Grown Program Manager Suzi Spahr joined us and with the help of her daughter, Katie, she showed us how to use whipped cream to dye eggs. She also showed us how to use the natural coloring of vegetables grown right here in Indiana.
To use whipped cream, Spahr says to soak your eggs in vinegar for about 10-15 minutes. Then fill a pan with whipped cream, drop dye into the whipped cream and use a tooth pick to swirl the dye into the whipped cream. Spahr says you then take your eggs and roll them around in the whipped cream. To make the colors more vibrant, Spahr says to keep the eggs in the whipped cream and just put the whole pan in the refrigerator for a few hours.
Now, how do you use vegetables to dye your Easter eggs? Spahr says you can use spinach, cabbage, beets, carrots, onions and even fruit such as blueberries. Put your vegetable or fruit into a sauce pan with some water and cook for about 10-15 minutes until most of the color has drained out. Then pour it through a strainer into a container. Add a teaspoon of vinegar per cup of liquid. Then, you just place your eggs into the dye. Remember, the longer your eggs stay in the dye, the deeper color you get.