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Did you know you could use whipped cream to dye your eggs for Easter? It totally works and the result is very creative.
These Whipped Cream Easter Eggs is a tastier alternative to the popular Shaving Cream Easter Eggs and is a more sensible and edible way to dye your eggs this year.
Coloring the eggs with whipped cream was the most fun I’ve ever had doing Easter eggs. It was unpredictable and the eggs came out so beautiful.
We LOVE dying easter eggs and I’m always looking for new ways to get the task done. It’s pretty easy to learn how to color Easter eggs with whipped cream, you just let your imagination run wild.
It’s fun to test out something new but when the shaving cream dyed eggs hit the internet I had to shun that one for sure.
And while that definitely works, we actually eat our eggs, and the thought of consuming something that rolled around in a bowl of Barbasol just doesn’t sound all that amazing.
I mean, can you even eat those? I certainly wouldn’t want to. Since the shell of an egg is porous so the ingredients of shaving cream can get into the egg itself making it inedible. What a waste!
The great thing about these whipped cream dyed eggs is that they only require a few ingredients: hard-boiled eggs, whipped cream, and food dye. Gel or liquid works just fine. AND if you accidentally lick your fingers while dying Easter Eggs in Whipped Cream you’re not going to gag because whipped cream is amazing.
How to Dye Easter Eggs with Cool Whip
If you are looking for a fun way to dye Easter Eggs here’s a twist on a classic Easter tradition!
We had so much fun making these in our how, and I am excited to share this activity with you. This technique produces very cool pastel-colored eggs with unique swirls and patterns. The coloring is not vibrant once the whipped cream is rinsed off.
Plus, be sure to check out this Free Printable Easter Game which is a ton of fun for the whole family!
Supplies Needed to Dye Eggs
- 1 container Cool Whip
- Muffin pan
- Gel food coloring various colors
- Stick or knife
- Hard-boiled eggs
1. Fill each muffin container with Cool Whip.
2. Add a few drops of food coloring to each cup of whipped cream. Be careful not to mix too many colors or you’ll have some dark grey or muddy eggs. If that happens, just pour some coloring over those and experiment.
3. Use a stick or knife to swirl the food coloring into the whipped cream. Don’t swirl too much, or you’ll lose the beautiful marbleized look and muddy up the colors.
4. Put on the gloves (if you don’t want to have stained hands) or have fun making a mess and place one egg in each muffin cup. Roll the egg around in the whipped cream until it is fully covered.
5. Allow the eggs to sit in the whipped cream for at least 15 minutes. The longer the eggs sit the brighter the colors will be.
6. Remove eggs from whipped cream and rinse with cold water.
7. Allow the eggs to dry on a paper towel, this will help absorb any excess dye.
8. Store in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.
This is how white eggs will color. So pretty!
We got so carried away, we did a few eggs a few different times, which resulted in the spectacular dark ones.
Tips for a Mess-Free Easter Egg Dying Experience
- Cover your workspace with a disposable plastic tablecloth to keep surfaces clean and dye-free!
- Disposable plastic gloves are great for keeping little fingers stain-free!
- Soak your eggs in vinegar before you start to give your colors an extra boost!
How Long Do Hard Boiled Eggs Last?
- Hard-boiled eggs, peeled or unpeeled, are still safe to eat up to one week after they were cooked. Keep them stored in the refrigerator, and you should consider writing the boiling date on each egg to know if they’re still good!
- Hard-Boiled Eggs can stand at room temperature, safely, for up to 2 hours. You should discard any perishable foods that have been left at room temperature for longer than two hours, If hard-boiled eggs are left at room temperature for long periods of time, bacteria will grow at a rapid pace.
- I do not recommend freezing hard-boiled eggs because the egg whites do not thaw well, the whites will become tough and rubbery.
Can You Use Brown Eggs to Dye Easter Eggs with Whipped Cream?
You can definitely use brown eggs instead of white eggs to make this cool whip easter egg recipe.
Brown eggs produce earthier colors than white eggs which can end up even more beautiful than the tie-dyed easter eggs in the pictures of this post.
You and your kids will have a blast with this new Easter Craft! Plus, be sure to check out Free Free Printable Easter Game!
- Fill each muffin container with Cool Whip.
- Add a few drops of food coloring to each cup of whipped cream.
- Use a stick or knife to swirl the food coloring into the whipped cream.
- Put on gloves and place one egg in each muffin cup. Roll the egg around in the whipped cream until it is fully covered.
- Allow the eggs to sit in the whipped cream for at least 15 minutes. The longer the eggs sit the brighter the colors will be.
- Remove eggs from whipped cream and rinse with cold water. Towel dry.