Hey everybody! We hope you’re having an amazing Tuesday and that your week is going great! Sorry this post is a little late, we didn’t forget about you guys, we promise!
We didn’t find any sea glass while we were down there, so we decided we would make our own! Homemade sea glass is so easy to make and it’s perfect to set out for parties or just around the house (if you’re like us!). Not only that, but it can be used as party favors as well, especially for beach themed weddings or parties!
As we mentioned above, it’s a really easy recipe to make, you just put all the ingredients into one pot and then boil it. It’s also super customizable: you can make it any color or flavor you want. We colored ours blue and flavored it orange (it makes total sense….. uh, never mind, it doesn’t!).
Make sure when you’re breaking up your glass, you do it carefully. Sugar, when cooked to hard crack can be evil. It can burn you when hot and, when it cools, the sharp edges will cut you. Trust us on this we’ve been burnt enough for everyone and even cut a few times!
Homemade Sea Glass
2 cups white sugar
1 cup water
1/2 cup light corn syrup
2 tsp flavoring (whatever kind/flavor you want)
gel food coloring (for your desired color and intensity)
powdered sugar, for coating
- In a 2 qt saucepan combine the sugar, water, and corn syrup. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
- Stirring occasionally, boil to 305F, this will probably take about 20-30 minutes, on about medium-high. While the sugar mixture is boiling, prepare a 9 inch pan by lining it with a silicone mat or parchment paper.
- Once the sugar reaches 305F, remove from the heat. Stir in the flavoring and food color. Pour into the prepared pan.
- Let cool completely before shattering the sea glass. We used the end of a spoon for this, but you can use a hammer or mallet to make it easier.
- Once cracked, cover lightly with powdered sugar to give it a dulled look (so it’s not so shiny) and so the pieces don’t stick together. Enjoy!
Thank you for reading today! If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions on what we should bake next, please let us know in the comments below, on Instagram (@unchartedbakers) or via email (firstname.lastname@example.org). We hope you have a great rest of the week, safe travels, and may there always be a cookie in your cookie jar!