How to Dye Easter Eggs with Whipped Cream
A tastier alternative to the popular Shaving Cream Easter Eggs, these Whipped Cream Easter Eggs are a more sensible and edible way to dye your eggs this year. Just four ingredients, one of them being hard boiled eggs, and you have a less messy way to dye your Easter Eggs with Whipped Cream.
Note: If you’re looking for ways to dye your eggs using Natural Ingredients you can get the instructions HERE.
My favorite holiday of the year is right around the corner and I couldn’t be more excited! Easter is on it’s way and with it comes all my favorite foods besides my beloved Honey Baked Ham.
And who can forget the vibrantly colored Easter Eggs with the messy task of dying them so the Easter Bunny can hide them the night before. After he’s had a couple glasses of wine waiting for everyone to fall asleep….and then forgetting the next day where all the eggs are hidden so when one or two are still missing you know you’re in for a smelly situation in a few weeks when those eggs decide to ripen. No? Just our house?
Well, anyway, we LOVE dying easter eggs and I’m always looking for new ways to get the task done. We’ve dyed eggs with rice and transferred patterns by dying eggs in silk ties. 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.
I like to eat the hard boiled eggs later….making egg salad or just eating them for a snack so the idea of eating an egg that’s been dyed with shaving cream made me shutter a bit. 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!
So, I later realized whipped cream was an amazing substitute and soooooo fun to use…..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 Eggs with Whipped Cream
Dying easter eggs with whipped cream is exactly the same as dying easter eggs with shaving cream except you’re swapping out the shaving cream for the whipped cream. It’s a safer alternative to using a non food item to dye your hard boiled eggs.
Here’s how you dye easter eggs with whipped cream:
- Soak your hard boiled eggs in vinegar for 5-10 minutes. The vinegar is essential in helping the colors adhere to the shell. You can skip this step but your colors will be more muted.
- Dry your eggs and set aside.
- Spread the whipped cream, whipped topping or Cool Whip evenly in the wells of a muffin tin.
- Using gel food color, drop dots of your favorite colors on top of the whipped cream.
- Swirl the colors slightly with a knife.
- Roll the eggs around in the whipped cream and let stand for 5-10 minutes.
- Rinse the eggs under cold water and dry with a paper towel.
So, soooooo easy to do and this is super fun for the kiddos to do, too!
My BEST Tips for Dying Easter Eggs
Want a mess free easter egg dying experience? Follow these easy tricks!
- 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!
- Cook your eggs in an Instant Pot using this recipe!
- 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 will last in the refrigerator up to 7 days.
- Hard Boiled Eggs can stand at room temperature, safely, for up to 2 hours.
- I do not recommend freezing hard boiled eggs because the egg whites do not thaw well.
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 but know that brown eggs produce earthier colors than white which, sometimes, end up even more beautiful that the tie dyed easter eggs in the pictures. Less hippie, 70’s Flower Girl and more bohemian in my opinion.
What can you make with Dyed Easter Eggs?
Here are our favorite recipes to make using hard boiled eggs:
- The Very Best Deviled Egg recipe
- BEST EVER Egg Salad
- Pimento Cheese Deviled Eggs…OMG…so good.
- Red Beet Pickled Eggs
- Salmon Nicoise Salad
- Barbecue Chicken Cobb Salad
And if you’re looking for even MORE SUPER FUN EGG DYING IDEAS….check out THESE EASY TIPS!
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Get the Recipe: How to Dye Easter Eggs with Whipped Cream Recipe
- 12 hard boiled eggs, large
- 2 cups vinegar
- 8 ounces whipped cream
- Gel food coloring
- Place the eggs in a bowl and pour the vinegar over the eggs. Allow the eggs to soak in the vinegar for 5-10 minutes.
- Carefully dry the eggs with a paper towel. Set aside.
- Fill the wells of a standard muffin tin with the whipped cream and add drops of food coloring to the whipped cream.
- Using a knife, carefully swirl the food coloring into the whipped cream.
- Add one egg to each well and roll the egg in the whipped cream to coat. Allow the egg to sit in the whipped cream for 5-10 minutes.
- Remove the egg from the whipped cream and wipe clean with a paper towel. Alternatively, you can rinse under cold water and pat dry.
- Use to decorate or enjoy as a snack!
17 Comments on “How to Dye Easter Eggs with Whipped Cream”
WOW this is so fun! Thank you so much for sharing!
You’re very welcome!
This is really a great idea! My kids enjoyed making them!!
These did not work for us. I’m not sure what we did wrong. We soaked the eggs in vinegar for 10 minutes and followed all of the instructions, but when we rinsed the eggs, the color just rinsed right off. When we tried to redo them, it ended up taking off what little color remained from the first round. Any thoughts on why they didn’t work?
I’m sorry this didn’t work out for you. It’s funny you wrote this because we used this recipe before easter with a certain brand of eggs and it did the same thing that happened to you! I won’t name the brand but it sounds like it may have been the brand of eggs for us. I hope you had a great easter in spite of the egg dying fail. Again, my apologies!
This is such a fun idea! I bet my kids would really enjoy seeing their designs unfold!
It really is so much fun to make!
My girls did this last weekend. Forgot to wear gloves LOL!!!
These are so bright and colorful, my daughter is looking at the computer and telling me we have to make these!
This looks delicious and easy to make. I’m going to try it this weekend. Thanks a lot for your time.
Thank you so much!
This looks great but as i was reading i thought you meant real whipped cream , not cool whip or other non-dairy whipped topping. Would real whipped cream (that is, heavy cream whipped to soft peaks) work in this recipe, or is there something about the whipped topping that real whipped cream doesn’t do? Thanks! Cool recipe!
Hi Theresa! Yes, real whipped cream will work, too! I just did this for a news segment this morning and didn’t have Cool Whip so I made my own whipped cream and it worked perfectly.
I made them with yogurt
We loved doing these but also found most of the color washed away. There was more on their faces from eating whipped cream than was left on the eggs. Wonder if using regular food color instead of gel would make a more colorful egg.
Oh boy! :-). They are a little messy….I did find the longer you soak them in the vinegar and then leave them in the whipped cream for a little longer the more vibrant the colors. the regular food coloring will cause the whipped cream to break so I don’t recommend it but you could use the food color paste instead. Or just use more of the gel. Last year, my batch of eggs didn’t hold any color at all but I later found out it was the brand of eggs and some type of processing they use that didn’t allow the color to stick.