Cotton candy or spun sugar is made by spinning sugar in a machine. The sugar melts into sugar syrup and the spinning head of the machine forces the syrup into tiny holes where it solidifies in to long skinny strands of sugar. A cloud of candy floss can be made with just a handful of sugar and other ingredients for flavour and colour.
Cotton candy’s popularity has caught the imagination of chefs around the world and a wave of cotton candy inspired dishes has swept across the world. Millennials love this food fad for being delicious and extremely Instagram-friendly. Who can resist a dish or drink topped with a fluffy cloud of pure sugar? Here are some exciting (not to mention, pretty) cotton candy dishes that you should try next.
Cotton candy cocktails
Cotton candy in cocktails is very popular with the candy adding drama and sweetness to the drink. Next time you are out with friends, or having a party at home, add a bit of magic to your party with a cotton candy cocktail.
The cotton candy can be placed in the glass and when you pour the drink into the glass, the sugar melts leaving behind oodles of flavour and colour. The best part: it works well with any kind of cocktail, from margaritas to champagne shots!
Candy floss desserts
Just like candy floss cocktails have captured the imagination of the people, candy floss desserts are equally compelling. A hugely popular trend, candy floss has been used in desserts of every type from cupcakes to dessert shots, from cakes to fudge, and milkshakes to doughnuts! A fluffy sweet cloud of candy can do wonders to make any dessert look more magical than before.
Cotton candy coffee
Cotton candy in beverages like coffee and tea is another innovation that is catching the attention of millennials across the world. Skewer a bit of cotton candy and place it across the rim of a cup that has milk inside. Pour hot coffee or tea over the candy; the sugar melts into the milk to create a bit of drama before drinking a great cup of coffee (or tea).
Spun sugar breakfast
For the sweet-toothed amongst us, a sweet breakfast is perhaps the best meal of the day. Light up a child’s day or bring out your inner child with pancakes, waffles or French toast topped with fruits and cotton candy. What better way to start your day!
Cotton candy ice cream
The earliest adapters of the cotton candy trend were the ice cream shops. Delicious ice creams served in a cloud of cotton candy caught the imagination of the people and spawned a series of candy-inspired dishes.
Cotton candy burrito
What do you think of the cotton candy food trend - Yay or nay? Which is your favourite cotton candy incorporated dish? Let us know in the comments below.