Mix sugar and Kool-Aid™ drink mix thoroughly before adding to floss head. Use one scoop of mixture per batch. Any of the following flavors of pre-sweetened Kool-Aid™ can be mixed with pure cane sugar to make cotton candy. Flavors include: Cherry, Grape and Tropical Punch.
Oh my goodness. Did you know Skittles works in cotton candy machines? Plus, you can use sugar-free hard candies, cinnamon discs and peppermints (along with jolly ranchers and werthers) in addition to sugar floss. ...
Eating too much cotton candy isn't particularly good for your health — but cotton candy itself could provide a big breakthrough for medical technology. Two researchers are trying to use cotton candy to create a network of vessels that could carry blood through artificial tissue.
Mix the sugar, corn syrup, water, and salt in a large heavy-bottomed pot, then stir over medium-high heat until all the sugar is melted. Use the thermometer to make sure the mixture has reached 320 degrees. Transfer sugar mixture into a large heat-safe bowl. This will keep the sugar from continuing to cook and burn.
At Costco, they're being sold in a 3-pound clamshell container priced at $9.99 (or $3.33 per pound). Bred naturally in California by Grapery, cotton candy grapes contain only 1 gram of sugar more per serving compared to the regular red or white grape.
Brown sugar – Because it's naturally so moist, this is not a stellar sugar for a candy floss machine. Like maple sugar below, it can work with the right mix of brown and white sugars. I used a combination of 1/3 cup brown to 1 cup sugar. If you love the taste of crème caramel, this is the candy floss for you.
We know it as cotton candy! Cotton candy has different names around the world. In England, it's called candy floss. In Australia and Finland, it's called fairy floss. In the Netherlands, it's known as suikerspin, which means “sugar spider.” And in France, it's called barbe à papa, which mean papa's beard.
Unopened in a standard plastic bag, cotton candy will last three days to three weeks. In a plastic container with a tight sealed lid, cotton candy will last five to ten weeks. Left out in open air, cotton candy will last about ten to twenty minutes.