How to Make Natural Egg Dye in the Pressure Cooker
Quick and easy, all natural Easter Egg Dye made in the Instant Pot Pressure Cooker!
- Author: Marci
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 24 1x
- Category: Easter
- Method: Pressure Cooker
- Cuisine: American
For each Homemade Dye
- 2 cups water
- dyeing agent (listed below)
- 2 tablespoons vinegar
- 2 cups chopped purple cabbage
- 2 cups chopped, peeled beets (canned beets may work as well)
- 2 tablespoons ground turmeric
Directions are for each individual dye. If making more than one color, rinse the pot thoroughly between each batch to prevent mixing colors
- Pour 2 cups of water into the pressure cooker pot and add desired dyeing agent.
- Secure the lid and turn pressure release knob to a sealed position. Cook at high pressure for 10 minutes.
- When cooking is complete, use a quick release.
- Carefully pour through a strainer into a larger bowl, discard dyeing agent.
- Pour colored water into a quart size wide mouth mason jar and add 2 tablespoons of vinegar. Top with a lid and place in fridge.
- Let it chill 4 hours or overnight before placing hard boiled eggs in the jar to dye.
- Repeat with the other dyeing agents to create more colors.
- Dye will keep in the fridge for at least 1 week.
- Note: Each jar will hold 4-5 eggs at a time. The eggs will have white spots where they touch each other or the jar so lightly rotate the jar a few times while they are in the jar for more even coloring.
To dye hard boiled eggs:
- Using a slotted spoon, gently lower eggs into the mason jar.
- Allow the eggs to sit in the dye for at least an hour or overnight, depending on how dark you want them.
- When they have achieved the color you want, use a slotted spoon to gently lift them from the jar.
- While they are wet, the color will come off if you rub on it too hard. Place on a cooling rack in the fridge to dry completely. This will set the dye so it won’t rub off.
- Once dry, store in an egg carton or other sealed container.
- Repeat with more eggs if desired.
- Naturally dyed eggs have more of a matte finish. Rub a little coconut oil on them to give them a shine if desired
- I tasted an egg from each dye and didn’t notice any change in taste to the egg. The eggs colored with beets did turn a little pink around the white.
- Naturally colored eggs will fade after a few days.
Keywords: Instant Pot, Pressure Cooker, Easter eggs, Easter egg dye