Natural Pink Frosting Recipe – Pink Ladies

Last Updated on May 30, 2017 by Ellen Christian

Every time I visit Pinterest, I am awed by the multi-colored desserts I see pinned.  I click through to check them out and am then disappointed that they are all artificially colored. Since I avoid food dyes, I have been trying to figure out how to get naturally pink frosting to top our cupcakes when we all watch Grease.  Grease is one of my favorite classic films from high school and I just love the Pink Ladies from that movie.  They inspired this cupcake post and since I am part of the Netflix Stream Team, I was very excited to learn that I could watch Grease and many other classic musicals this month.

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Natural Pink Frosting Recipe

Time to get in the mood for Grease. Get out the poodle skirts and saddle shoes, find your old Frankie Valli records and serve your favorite cupcakes with naturally pink frosting for dessert. For dinner, how about a burger, fries and a strawberry milkshake?

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  • 16 ounces of confectioners' or powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 6 organic strawberries, pureed
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  1. Beat confectioners' sugar, butter, strawberry puree and vanilla extract together in a bowl using a hand-held mixer, gradually increasing speed to reach high, until smooth. Pipe or spread onto cupcakes or frosting.

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This naturally pink frosting recipe is free of high fructose corn syrup and artificial food coloring.  You can make it darker or lighter depending on how much of the pureed strawberries you add. Just be aware that the puree will thin your frosting a little bit so you may need to adjust the amount of confectioners sugar you add. While I used strawberries to naturally dye my frosting, this recipe would also work with raspberries or cherries if those were in season.  You can also try blueberries or black raspberries for blue or purple frosting. Just be certain to choose organic fruit when you buy or pick it.

Here are a few other Netlix titles you might want to watch this month.

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33 thoughts on “Natural Pink Frosting Recipe – Pink Ladies”

  1. Happy Saturday Ellen! Your cupcakes look delicious and i can't wait to taste that awesome frosting! Hope you have a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday! Come Back Soon, Miz Helen
  2. My sister-in-law made a similar recipe for her daughter's 5th birthday party. One of the little guests took a bite of cupcake and said, "It's strawberry frosting!" She ate just the top third of the cupcake so she'd have some cake to go with her strawberry frosting. I just remember how cute I thought she was. Thanks for the recipe!
  3. Such a fabulous idea. I hate using artificial coloring in my food as well. Love how fresh this is. Passing by from Mix it up Monday. Toodles, Tammy<3
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  5. Ellen, I want cupcakes right now. lol That looks so good. We try to steer clear of colors too; it's so hard because they're in just about everything you can buy. Definitely pinning this for future reference. Thanks so much for sharing on Inspire Me Wednesday. Featuring you in this week's issue.
  6. I bet this really tastes great and I'll have to borrow this recipe for my next grand daughter/ grandmother day and have a girlie day.
  7. Ellen you are brilliant. I so plan on cutting out all these yucky dyes that are riddled in our foods. This is a nice alternative.  The possibilities are endless. I am going to try this with blueberries for my son's birthday especially since his favorite color is blue!
  8. I love this!  Colored frostings are so pretty, but I would much rather not use artificial dyes.  (Not I also have a cupcake craving!)

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