The fizzy sherbet and sparkling colours in this recipe are to celebrate the completion of our new iPhone App Catsplat. It’s a cute game, where you tilt your iPhone to keep the cats from eating the fish. You can also pin a cat with your finger, and if another cat hits it they explode into sparkling colours. That’s why sherbet seemed like the perfect analogy.
These easy to make sherbet parcels are the perfect recipe for a kids’ party, and that’s where I first encountered them. It was a Star Wars party in the park, and the lovely cellophane packets of sherbet stardust were easy to eat by sucking through a straw. Ideal for a snack between battles of the girls versus the boys.
You have to admire a mother who has the patience to make these though. It’s a fiddly job if you want to make a lot of them. You can crush your Fruit Tingles using a mortar and pestle, but a food processor makes the job quicker. After that making the individual cellophane parcels is simple even though it’s time consuming.
This stardust is for James and Alloronan, who have worked hard on Catsplat. James is the programmer, and Alloronan is the graphic designer. Our musician friend Daniel even made a tune for us. If you’d like to admire their work, take a look at our video of Catsplat in action. You can find out more about the game at the TopDog Dev website, and download it from the iTunes App Store.
Recipe for Sherbet Stardust
Fruit Tingles (I used 2 mini rolls per bonbon, so a pack of 8 made 4 bonbons)
1. Crush the Fruit Tingles in your food processor or with a mortar and pestle until they become stardust.
2. Cut a square of cellophane and spoon a portion of stardust onto it.
3. Bring the corners together and insert a drinking straw (or half one) into the package.
4. Secure your bonbon with a rubber band (stretch it over the filled end rather than the straw).
5. They look lovely massed together on a tray.