My kids really love science experiments, especially when it involves making food fun. Today I’m so excited to share a fun Food Science Recipe for you and your kids to enjoy together. Sour and Fizzy Sucker Dip.
My 10 year old son had fun making this fun sucker dip. We researched what would make a powder be sour and fizzy and we learned a lot about Citric Acid.
Citric Acid is an ingredient that you use for bottling tomatoes. Citric Acid is a sharp-tasting crystalline acid present in the juice of lemons and other sour fruits. It is made commercially by the fermentation of sugar and used as a flavoring and setting agent.
Citric Acid is an untapped resource for science loving kids. Now you can have your science and eat it too! This little chemistry lesson is going to be a great one for a dull afternoon.
I guess in Britain they call this Sherbet, but here in the states it’s more like a Sour Fizzy Fun Dip or Pixy Stix.
So let’s get started. Here’s what you’ll need:
- 3 teaspoons confectioners sugar
- 2 teaspoons any flavor Jell-O (we used lime, even though grape is pictured)
- 1 teaspoon citric acid
You can get Citric Acid down the canning isle in the grocery store.
Mix all the ingredients together in a small bowl and have fun dipping your Dum Dum Suckers in it.
And you can make one more fun experiment that won’t taste as good. Add about 8 oz of water to a small cup. Stir in 1 teaspoon Citric Acid and let it dissolve. Then stir in 1 teaspoon baking soda and watch what happens. It kind of has a reaction like when you open a bottle of soda pop. So much fun!