Many people often get fascinated and curious about how to make cotton candy at home. Cotton candy is one of the most delicious candy and everybody especially kids love it most. You don’t have to wait for a carnival or a birthday party to enjoy this tasty candy floss—you can make this sweet candy right at your home. It’s really easy to make. This article on how to make cotton candy at home will satisfy your curiosity. And I promise you that it will be a happy, fun-filled, and delicious candy you will ever make.
Making cotton candy at home
There are many different methods where you can make cotton candy at home such as hand-pulled, hand-spun, etc. Also, a candy machine can be used which is easy, time-saving, and faster to make these. Similarly, you can use a blender motor for making cotton candy but the working station can be messy since you will be using hands. Be careful if you choose to use the blender motor method because it can be dangerous.
- Sugar (4 cups)
- Salt (1/4 teaspoon)
- Water (1 cup)
- Corn Syrup (1 cup)
- Raspberry flavor (1 teaspoon)
You can also use Food color (2/3 drops) in addition to making it more attractive and colorful. While gathering these ingredients get parchment paper and a candy thermometer. Use a standard whisk for spinning the candy. Follow the steps below to make this delicates at home effortlessly.
Combine the ingredients
Pour 4 cups of sugar, 1 cup of water, 1 cup of syrup, and ¼ tsp of salt into a heavy-bottomed pot and set medium-high heat. Stir the ingredient mixture while it’s heating. Here, use a pastry brush for wiping down on the sides of the pot to keep the sugar crystals from forming. When the sugar melted use a candy thermometer to check if the mixture is ready or not. The temperature should be 320 °F. When it’s done pour the mixture in a large heat-proof bowl to maintain its temperature to not go higher. Now, add 1 teaspoon of Raspberry to it and stir the ingredients well. You can use any Food coloring or extract you want.
Prepare the workstation
As I told you earlier that these methods can be messier and you may don’t want to ruin your work table. So, empty your work table and place some newspapers. Then on the top of newspapers lay parchment paper all over the work table. This gives a nice surface for your cotton candy to spin.
Spin the hot mixture
Don’t let the hot sugar mixture rest too long because it will start to thicken. So, as soon as the mixture is ready start drizzling it with a whisk for spinning the candy. At first, dip the whisk into the sugar mixture. Then hold it for a few seconds to allow the sugar mixture to drip back on the bowl. Afterward, on the 1 foot above of the parchment hold it and start to swing it on the back and forth motion. A very thin strand of the sugar will start to fall on the parchment paper. Keep doing this process multiple times and you will get spun sugar. Now, use a Popsicle or Lollipop sticks to spin around it and serve the cotton candy. These may seem a little bit messier than the usual cotton candy that you experienced but this taste’s the same delicious.
Well, now you don’t have to wait for anything to enjoy this fun-to-eat treat as you now know how to make cotton candy at home. If the mixture gets thick while trying any method don’t worry you can just reheat it on the microwave. Now, sit back, relax, and enjoy this delicious while watching Netflix — you can share this with kids if you want to. Keep reading 5 Healthy Food Business Ideas That You Can Start Easily.