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Remember the joy of popping squishy Gushers candies in your mouth as a kid? Now you can make a healthy homemade version of the beloved treat at home using the magic of molecular gastronomy. Just follow along with our video recipe above for the easy instructions.

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HOMEMADE GUSHERS CANDY INGREDIENTS & TOOLS

– 5g of sodium alginate (a natural substance derived from brown seaweed)
– 5g of food-grade calcium lactate (a type of salt that can be found commonly in cheese and gum)
– 1 tsp of sugar (you may want to add more if your strawberries aren’t very sweet)
– package of strawberries
– 4 cups of distilled water
– a bowl of warm water for rinsing

– a stick mixer or blender
– some silicone molds

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STEP 1:

Combine 5g of sodium alginate with 4 cups of distilled water and blend well for about 2 minutes using a blender or a stick mixer.

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STEP 2:

In order to get rid of any air bubbles, cover the mixture and refrigerate for a few hours until the bubbles are gone. This could take just a few hours, but it’s best to give it about a day to be sure.

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STEP 3:

After you pop the sodium alginate bath into the fridge, puree a package of strawberries.

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STEP 4:

Then add 5g of calcium lactate and a teaspoon of sugar and blend some more.

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STEP 5:

Pour into spherical or dome molds and freeze overnight.

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STEP 6:

After about 24 hours, remove both your sodium alginate bath and your strawberry orbs from the fridge and freezer and pop the sodium alginate bath into the microwave for 30 seconds to a minute to warm it up a bit.

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STEP 7:

Once your sodium alginate bath is warm enough, drop 2 of your frozen domes into the bath and swirl around for a few minutes.

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STEP 8:

Rinse them off in another bowl of warm water and they’re ready to eat!

Many thanks to Unarmed Media for making this video for us! Unarmed Media is a New York-based production company specializing in the creation, production and distribution of innovative feature length and short format film and media. Learn more at www.unarmedmedia.com.