Edible Craft: Homemade Sparkly Sprinkles—Customize A Favorite Color!

/ Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Good morning, friends. Everyone's starting to talk about fall, have you noticed? Eeks! But I'm not ready to give up on summer—I haven't even had my annual strawberry ice cream cone with rainbow sprinkles, yet! Dig in those heels...
I decided to use my time on the Good Housekeeping blog this week to immerse myself (and you!) in all things ice cream-y and lovely. You can see the full post, 3 Ice Cream Parlor Hacks You Should Know, on the GH website or you can check back here during the next few days....I took some extra photos to share with you all exclusively. First up, Homemade Sparkly Sprinkles. You've probably seen DIY sprinkle posts before using gel food coloring or powdered food coloring but did you know that pearl dust (also known as luster dust) gives you the same tinting effect plus a ton of sparkle? I'm obsessed. Here's how you do it... 
MAKES: about 1 cup

1 cup white jimmies or nonpareils
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon powder food coloring or 1 drop gel food coloring

Put the sprinkles and food coloring in a resealable plastic bag. Close the bag and shake until the food coloring completely coats the sprinkles. (Add more food coloring, if desired.) Transfer to a paper towel and gently pat to remove any excess food coloring. Store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.

Here's a link to the full story on the Good Housekeeping website. Psst! The other 2 edible DIY recipes are for homemade maraschino cherries and sweet-and-salty Magic Shell. What other ice cream parlor condiments do you like to make at home? I'd love to know xo Erin

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