Whipped Cream Dyed Eggs

How to dye Easter eggs with whipped cream – a fun and easy Easter craft.


One of my favorite Easter traditions is dyeing eggs. Of course the baskets full of chocolate and jelly beans are right up there as well, but I love how dyeing eggs is a creative and fun way to make memories with your family.

Last year I silk dyed Easter eggs and although they turned out AMAZING, I was a little disappointed that I had to boil a separate batch of eggs to eat. This year, I was set on finding a cool way of egg dyeing that was safe for eating! Pinterest is full of great egg decorating and dyeing ideas, and when I came across this one I knew,  I just had to try it!

Dyeing eggs with whipped cream sounds pretty weird and honestly I didn’t expect it to work very well.  But, the results were a surprisingly beautiful tie-dyed effect. Some eggs picked up more dye and were bold and bright, and some ended up being lighter pastel shades. What I loved most about this method of dyeing eggs is that you can use hard boiled eggs and they are safe to eat afterwards, which you cannot do using the similar “shaving cream method”.

Much thanks to SpendwithPennies.com for the great idea!

IMG_2991 What You Will Need:

 

  • Hard Boiled Eggs
  • Food Coloring (I used gel colors but I think any kind will work)
  • Large Can of Extra Creamy Whipped Cream, a tub of whipped topping, or you can make your own whipped cream using 3-4 cups heavy whipping cream (I did this)
  • Disposable Gloves
  • Large Glass Baking Dish
  • Paper Towel
  • Toothpick

 

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How to Assemble:

 

  1. Hard boil eggs
  2. Let eggs cool completely
  3. Transfer whipped cream or whipped topping to glass baking dish
  4. Generously dot food coloring all over the whipped cream
  5. Using the toothpick swirl the food coloring dots together to combine the colors slightly
  6. Place the eggs in the whipped cream and gently roll so the entire egg is covered
  7. Let sit for 30-45 minutes depending on how bold you would like the colors…if you remove an egg and it isn’t as colored as you’d like, rinse, pat dry, add a little more dye to the mix and let it sit for a few more minutes.
  8. Remove from the whipped cream and rinse eggs
  9. Let them dry on a paper towel to catch any dye that is still on the eggs
  10. Admire your artwork!

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by Lindsay

I'm Lindsay, the owner of OliveTree Handmade. I love designing and creating re-purposed and vintage inspired jewelry and accessories using vintage pieces and old/unwanted/broken items. Giving new life to something that otherwise wouldn't be used or thrown away.

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36 Responses to “Whipped Cream Dyed Eggs”

  1. Chelsea @ Gal on a Mission — April 16, 2014 at 8:46 am

    That looks really cool! I will have to mention this to my nieces because they will love this!

    • Lindsay — April 16th, 2014 at 2:12 pm

      Chelsea,

      Thanks so much! Let us know if they try it, and how the eggs turn out! Have a great day!

      Lindsay

  2. Brit K. — April 16, 2014 at 11:28 am

    This looks cool! Going to try this one out this year, last year we dripped food coloring on eggs in a colander and swirled them around with a little vinegar, this looks more fun for the kiddo. :-) Thanks!

    • Lindsay — April 16th, 2014 at 2:14 pm

      Brit,

      That sounds pretty cool too, I bet turned out great! Have a fantastic day and please stop back and let us know if you experimented with this technique!

      Lindsay

  3. Cookbook Queen — April 16, 2014 at 11:57 am

    I LOVE this idea! And no vinegar….YAY!! Totally going to give this a whirl.

    • Lindsay — April 16th, 2014 at 2:14 pm

      Sounds great! Please stop back and let us know how they turn out!

      Lindsay

  4. Emily — April 16, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    This looks like so much fun! I’m going to try this with dollar store shaving cream!!!

    • Lindsay — April 16th, 2014 at 2:10 pm

      Emily,

      That’s great! Stop back and let us know how it works with the shaving cream. Have a great day!

      Lindsay

  5. cheri — April 16, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    Wow! these eggs are beautiful, love the method you used, so unique.

    • Lindsay — April 16th, 2014 at 2:09 pm

      Cheri,

      Thanks so much! Have a wonderful day!

      Lindsay

  6. Tesei — April 16, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    These eggs look lovely!!! Just one thing, what do you do with the remaining whipped cream? Do you throw it away?

    • Lindsay — April 16th, 2014 at 2:09 pm

      Tesei,

      Thanks so much! And, yes the remaining whipped cream should be thrown away, there is way too much food coloring in it for it to be used for anything. Have a great day!

      Lindsay

      • Tesei — April 17th, 2014 at 6:02 pm

        Thanks!!! And also thank you for sharing so many ideas and recipes!!!

  7. Annabelle — April 16, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    Very clever idea. Thanks for bringing it to us in time to do for Easter.
    Question – how much whipping cream did you beat to fluffiness to fill that glass pan?
    How many eggs did it cover?

    • Lindsay — April 17th, 2014 at 12:15 am

      Annabelle,

      I used two of the small cardboard heavy whipping cream containers, which I believe are pints. It was more than enough for a dozen eggs. When the first batch of eggs came out, I could have reused a large amount of the whipped cream. Thanks so much!

      Lindsay

  8. Pat — April 17, 2014 at 8:11 am

    Oh, my gosh! That is soooo beautiful. Wish I had found your site before my granddaughter, Cora, and I dyed our eggs last week. I will, for sure, put this idea in our next year bucket list. Thanks for sharing a great idea. :)

    • Lindsay — April 18th, 2014 at 10:17 am

      Pat,

      Thank you so much! Have a wonderful Easter!

      Lindsay

  9. Samantha — April 17, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    Thank you for posting this! I’ve been looking for a way to dye eggs with my 2year old without vinegar and i know he’ll have fun with this and not get bored!

    • Lindsay — April 18th, 2014 at 10:18 am

      Samantha,

      You are so welcome! It’s really fun! Stop back and let us know how they turn out! Have a great day!

      Lindsay

  10. Trisha — April 17, 2014 at 11:18 pm

    Have you ever done the idea (often on Pinterest) of swirling food dye in a mixture of milk and dish soap? I have been meaning to do that with my kids and was wondering if dipping eggs into that mixture would have a similar result- killing two crafts with one stone. :)

  11. pon — April 18, 2014 at 1:45 am

    this looks fantastic and my kids will definitely love this method. may i ask, do i have to peel the eggs before dying or just leave the shell on them? thanks as always!

    • Lindsay — April 18th, 2014 at 10:21 am

      Pon,

      Thanks so much! Just place your hard boiled eggs with the shells on, in whipped cream/dye! Have a fantastic day!

      Lindsay

  12. Mindy — April 19, 2014 at 11:11 am

    We tried this yesterday. Our eggs didn’t turn out as bright. We even left them sit in the whipped cream over night. Also the blue seemed to take over almost all the eggs. My guess is our colors were blended to much next year we will try to have the colors darker

  13. Electrofairy — April 19, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    I tried it today and at first I was super unsure because my mixture had a more brownish look but the eggs turned out perfectly! :D http://instagram.com/p/m-uf0JLTpX/ thanks for sharing!

    • Lindsay — April 19th, 2014 at 4:19 pm

      They look beautiful! Turned out great! Thanks so much for stopping back to share the photo!

      Lindsay

  14. jada wilson — April 19, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    Just tired the eggs waiting for the results my daughter had a blast doing them

  15. Shauntaisha Blackwood — April 19, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    It is really fun and it worked wonderful

  16. Stephania — April 20, 2014 at 10:28 am

    My son and I tried this last night and had a lot of fun with it. everyone has loved the results as well! Thanks so much for posting this so others could enjoy without the vinegar smell!

  17. trosen godinho — March 11, 2016 at 1:58 am

    Is there a video of this recipe?,coz i’m a bit lost in the instruction!

    • Jamie — March 11th, 2016 at 10:27 am

      Hi, Trosen! Unfortunately, there’s no video…is there a specific point in the dyeing where I can help you out? Let me know!

  18. Maree fitz — March 23, 2016 at 7:49 am

    Can you use eggs that have not been boiled

    • Jamie — March 23rd, 2016 at 8:44 am

      Hi, Maree! I wouldn’t recommend using eggs that aren’t boiled. I think they may be too delicate and would break during the dyeing process. I hope you enjoy it!

  19. Lexi — March 26, 2016 at 11:04 am

    Did it really still work with no vinegar? I saw that you had to soak the eggs in vinegar for 2 minutes or add some to the food coloring. 

    • Jamie — March 26th, 2016 at 7:01 pm

      Lexi-
      We made our exactly as described in this post. Thanks!
      -Jamie

  20. Nickie Miranda — April 8, 2017 at 11:38 pm

    If you give your eggs a vinegar bath prior to placing in whip cream you accomplish 2 things:
    1. The acid in the vinegar bath allows the color to adhere to the egg much better and more vibrant!
    2. You can then utilize the whip cream still say as a topping since the vinegar seals the egg and you then have no worries of anything leaching from the egg shell into the cream! You should still plan on using it asap

    • Jamie — April 10th, 2017 at 12:55 pm

      Great suggestions, Nickie!

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