food colors

McCormick® Black Food Color

Create beautifully decorated cupcakes and cookies for birthday parties and holiday baking. Add drops gradually until the desired hue is achieved. Visit the McCormick website for color guide!

Usage Tips

1/4 tsp. Food Color = 20 to 25 drops

Dark Black Frosting: Stir 1/2 teaspoon Food Color into 1 can (16 ounces) chocolate frosting until well blended.
Silver Gray Frosting: Stir 1/4 teaspoon Food Color into 1 can (16 ounces) white frosting until well blended.
Soccer Ball Cookies: Frost round cookies with white icing. Place 7 small circles of black icing on each. Pull icing through each circle using a toothpick.

Nutritional Information

This product has no significant nutritional value.


Water, FD&C Red #40, FD&C Blue #1, FD&C Yellow #5, Phosphoric Acid, and Sodium Benzoate (as a Preservative).

Allergen Statement

UPC Code (Size)

52100581873 (1.00oz)

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