How to make rock candy

Rock CandyHave you ever wondered how rock candy is made?

Well, the process is actually quite simple. It just takes some time for the sugar crystals to grow.

In a video on YouTube, Yoyomax12 shows the easy steps to making this crystallized confection.

I have made rock candy before (because who does not like to eat pure sugar every now and then?) but I used a wooden skewer, not a pipe cleaner like shown in the video.

Keep in mind though that if you do decide to use a wooden skewer, or something of the like, you will first have to dampen the skewer with water and roll in it sugar before placing the skewer in the sugar solution.

This needs to be done so that the solution has something to grab onto, and will form the sugar crystals around the skewer.

If you have any further questions about the process, Yoyomax12 has also included a list of Frequently Asked Questions under the video description.

Have fun!


2 thoughts on “How to make rock candy

  1. I have always wanted to make rock candy! I’ve found a few recipes, but I found myself wanting to see how it was done before I try. And, I love the fact that the water to sugar ratio is 1:3; perfect in my sugar-addled opinion. Why in the world would anyone want to gnaw on a pipe cleaner? Your wooden skewer is a much better idea, especially since I have those on hand. No more excuses for putting this off now!

  2. I like seeing how things are made too before I try something like this. And I would definitely recommend using a wooden skewer. Although keep in mind using a skewer may not give the same “big crystal” results as a pipe cleaner, but I’ll take it over ingesting pip cleaner fuzz! Good luck!

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