Cotton Candy: The Delicious Recipe

The cotton candy is synonymous with village fetes and meetings playful at the carnival. They are loved by children, it looks like a soft and often colored cloud and is usually prepared with a special machine. But it is also possible to easily prepare it at home to make the little ones happy or cheer up a birthday party. Arm yourself with a whisk, skewer sticks, a cooking thermometer, and baking paper. Here is a full recipe.


250g of granulated sugar

Liquid food coloring

200ml of water

Corn syrup to taste

The procedure

First, color the sugar with a few drops of liquid food coloring and leave the sugar to rest in an airtight container for 24 hours.

As soon as the sugar is dehydrated, pour it into a tall metal saucepan adding cold water, and melt it over low heat. Mix with a spatula without letting it boil. 

Cotton Candy: The Delicious Recipe
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Once completely dissolved, being careful not to burn it, add some corn syrup. Then raise the flame without it touching and overheat the edges; otherwise, it hardens or burns. To avoid this, brush the inside of the saucepan with water from time to time.

Bring to a boil and cook without a lid, stirring constantly. As soon as the temperature of 160C° is reached, turn off the stove and immerse the pan’s base in cold water to stop the cooking of the sugar until it begins to thicken.

Also read: How To Make A Homemade Cotton Candy Without A Car

At that point, it is ready, and all that remains is to collect the sugar directly from the water with a whisk and place it on a sheet of baking paper, moving the whisk back and forth until creating threads: collect the threads and make a cheerful nest. Finally, insert a stick into the soft mass and consume immediately. A tasty way to present it at the table is to prepare it in various colors and place it in glass glasses.

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