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Picture of Super Slimy Fizzing Foaming Popping Party Punch!

Parties are meant to be a time when you have way too much food, way too much sugar, and way too much fun! This recipe is guaranteed to combine at least two of those key party components, sugar and fun...and adds in the unexpected twist of being extra slimy and totally edible!

If you have kids that are into slime...this is the recipe for you!

The hardest part of this recipe is going to be gathering a few of our key ingredients as some may need to be sourced online, but once you get everything in one place, the recipe itself is ridiculously easy.

Step 1: Gather Your Ingredients

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To make our super slimy fun and fizzy popping party punch you will need:

  • 1 package Lime Jello (3 oz size)
  • 1 envelope Lime Kool-Aid (.13 oz size)
  • 1 Cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons sodium alginate (I got mine online at Amazon.com)
  • 2 Tablespoons Xanthan Gum (health food stores often carry this but if not...Amazon.com!)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon citric acid (another Amazon.com purchase)
  • 1 envelope Pop Rocks in any flavor
  • Lime flavored soda (I used Sprite)

Not to be that annoying person, but is there a gelatin free alternative for the lime jello? Would pectin or agar and lime crystals work, or is the gelatin critical?
I'm not sure agar would work as well because as I recall, it has to be heated to boiling in order for it to gel properly? I do know that the sodium alginate and xanthan gum would still gel even without the gelatin so upping those and omitting the gelatin should still give you a slimy texture...just perhaps not as thick. I am actually going to be making this again in the near future and I would be happy to add the gelatin last and try the mixture pre-gelatin and let you know how it turns out.
Late response. How did it turn out?
Definitely a different texture. Still fizzy and fun, but not nearly as slimy. With Agar, you have to bring the temperature up to boiling in order to get it to activate the 'gelling' action so if I were to do it again, it would be a situation where I'd probably have to boi the agar in a bit of water and then add it to the mix. Without boiling it and by just adding it in like I did the gelatin, it was much granier and didn't get quite as slimy...but hey, it was still delicious!
offseid3 months ago
Excellent instructable and fun idea! Good luck in the contest!
It looks like kids would have lots of fun making this :)
Tye Rannosaurus (author)  Penolopy Bulnick3 months ago
It's such a fun, interactive and messy project and the kids do love it! I did a demo class a few weeks ago at a horror convention in Portland and one of my students teaches grade school and she's going to share it with the kiddos in her class when the start learning about chemical reactions. It's edible science! :)
Absolutely love your recipes, you can't imagine how happy I was to find you on Instructables. I check your eatthedead website every day now, even to look at your older recipes!

That said, this drink mix is a perfectly versatile party drink. Whether it be mad scientist, Harry Potter, or just good old fashioned Nickolodeon themed, this is sure to be a hit. Thank you for taking the time to put this one together for us.
Tye Rannosaurus (author)  CosPropStudios3 months ago
Your kind words absolutely made my day! I sent you a PM. :)

Thank you!
Lea Frazier3 months ago
How fun would this be in a volcano cake!
Tye Rannosaurus (author)  Lea Frazier3 months ago
What a great idea!!!