Monday, October 12, 2015

Malibu-Coconut Eyeballs

Hmm October - one of my favorite months of the year. Dressing up in weird costumes, going to Haunted Houses, Zombie Shooting (because 'Murica - obviously), Apple Cider and Donuts, mmhhh - to sum it up: just too much good stuff. 
Since I am a BIG Halloween fan, I decided that my first recipe should be Gelatin/Malibu/Coconut Eyeballs you guys should make for the next Halloween party you are hosting or you go to! 

I found this recipe for the Malibu Eyeballs a while back, but decided to substitute the sugar for the Stevia Sugar mixture, since it has 75% less calories (and sugar) - and, let's be honest, around Halloween we all eat wayyy too much Candy anyway - so why not try to decrease our sugar intake a little bit wherever we can!

What you will need for this recipe:

  • 2 Envelopes of Gelatin (no flavor)
  • 1 Cup of canned full-fat Coconut milk
  • 1 Cup of Malibu Liquor
  • 1/4 cup of Stevia Sugar (I used the truvia baking blend)

  • Spherical Ice ball trays (found them here)
  • Cooking spray
  • a small sauce pan
  • a whisker
  • Gel Food Colors (I used blue, green, red, and black)
  • a small size brush for painting on the details
  • hair ties
Alright then: Hier ist die Anleitung (here are the instructions)

Pour one cup of the Coconut milk into the saucepan, and let it simmer on "low". Add both Gelatin envelopes and stir the mixture until the Gelatin has dissolved completely.

After that you want to add the Stevia Sugar Mixture and keep stirring until the sugar is dissolved as well. This will take less than a minute because Stevia usually dissolves way faster than sugar (don't ask me why dad would say "physics" - but you can probably blame it on chemistry. But I was not good in either of those subjects, so just believe me and don't question it ;).

Once you have one homogenous mass, cool down the mixture to room temperature, so the alcohol does not boil away when you add the Malibu in the next step. Since I am not a patient person, I filled our sink with cold water (you can even add some ice-cubes if you are particularly impatient) and put the sauce pan in the water until the mixture was cool enough.

When the mixture is cool enough, add 1 cup of Malibu Liquor to it and stir until it has dissolved completely.
Now spray the mold with cooking spray, so you can get the eye-balls out of the mold super easily later.

Pour the mixture into the bottom part of the spherical ice-tray, so it covers 3/4 of the whole mold (see picture). You don't want to "just" fill up the holes, since you then would have to use a syringe to get the rest of the mixture into the other half of the mold. We are just pressing the top down once the mixture is in, so the mixture fills out the whole mold completely.

Press down the top of the mold and wrap hair ties around the outer sides of the mold, so there is enough pressure applied to the mold (and so you can make sure that the eyeballs turn out to be round later).
Once this is done, put the tray in the refrigerator (I put it in overnight, not sure how long it really needs to set, but I would assume that a few hours are enough - much like with Jell-O. But if you want to be on the safe side, leave it in a bit longer).

Once the eyeballs have set, take them out of the fridge, open the ice-tray and pop out the eyeballs on a plate

Use a clean (duh!) paper towel to wipe of the excess Gelatin mass on the sides of the eye-balls.
 Once the Eye-balls are clean, you can go ahead and paint them. I used Gel Food-coloring in blue, green, and Red, and Black for the iris. - Go crazy!
And here we go - squishy, boozy, healthy-ish Eye-balls:) 
Enjoy guys, and feel free to leave any comments, and don't forget to follow me on Twitter and Facebook 


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    1. Right? Incredibly weird consistency - which is great, considering that this is supposed to be creepy and Halloween-y :)