How to make gummy cola
Make jelly cola which you can eat
Is it possible to make an interesting and tasty dessert out of ordinary cola? Why not! Find out how in our new video.
Perform this experiment only under adult supervision.
- 50g gelatin;
- 0.5L cola;
- hot plate;
- stationery knife;
- adhesive tape.
Pour 50g gelatin into a pan and add 0.5L cola. Stir and leave to swell for 20 minutes. Make a horizontal cut in the middle of a plastic bottle and seal it back up with tape. Then heat the mixture of gelatin and cola over medium heat (if you have a thermometer, keep the temperature at or below 60°C / 140°F) until it becomes a homogeneous liquid. Pour into the bottle, close the lid, and let sit in the fridge for 12 hours. When the time has passed, remove the tape from the bottle. Carefully cut the bottle open with a stationery knife and enjoy your jelly cola!
Gelatin is a dietary supplement derived from collagen. It is used as a thickener or gelling agent in food products, medicines, and cosmetics. Gelatin’s structural features allow it to absorb and retain water. Water molecules are relatively small and can seep into the intermolecular spaces in the gelatin. Once in the gelatin, they remain there due to the formation of hydrogen bonds. The gelatin thus turns the cola into jelly.