This simple candy's bright fruity flavor and effervescent feel on your tongue is a surprisingly perfect pairing for the cold sweetness of a scoop of vanilla. Pastry chef Tracy Obolsky taught us the recipe when she came by our test kitchen; the flavor is easy to customize by switching out any variety of powdered Kool-Aid or powdered, fruit-flavored gelatin. Citric acid is often sold as lemon salt in grocery stores; if you can't find it, it can be omitted.
What You Will Need
- 1 cup plus 3 Tbsp. sugar
- 2 tbsp. light corn syrup
- 1 1⁄2 tsp. baking soda
- 3⁄4 tsp. cherry-flavored Kool-Aid or other drink mix
- 1⁄2 tsp. powdered citric acid