Monin Cotton Candy Syrup
Monin Cotton Candy Syrup is just one of a delicious range of flavours, used by coffee shops such as Costa Coffee and enjoyed across the country and further
The bottles come in a 70cl Glass Bottle, and a 1l Plastic bottle variation which is ideal for bars, cafes and coffee shops, but can also be used at home.
The bottles come in a 70cl plastic size, and a 1l glass variation which is ideal for bars, cafes and coffee shops, but can also be used at home.
A trip to the funfair isnt complete without an oversized serving of cotton candy. As light as a cloud yet packed with enough sweetness to keep dentists busy, cotton candy is the ultimate sugary treat. Monin Cotton Candy Syrup encapsulates its distinct sweet flavour in liquid form. Plus in the same way cotton candy melts in the mouth, this syrup instantly dissolves and blends when added to beverages. The end result is an irresistible kick of sugar for milkshakes, cocktails and more.
Cotton candy is typically attributed as an American creation during the late 19th century. Spun sugar, however, was around for a long time before this particular storyline. During the middle of the 18th century, master confectioners from both the US and Europe crafted elaborate spun sugar decorations for grand presentations. Yet the process was labour-intensive, expensive and not available to the standard person. Due to this, spun sugar didnt gain prominence until machinery became involved.
As for the machine-spun cotton candy the world is familiar with today, theres a sweet irony about the origins of this product. William Morrison, a dentist, joined forces with confectioner John C. Wharton to create the sugary treat. While this invention took place in 1897, it took a further seven years for this version of cotton candy to gain prominence with a wider audience. Unveiled at the 1904 Worlds Fair, cotton candy then known as Fairy Floss proved to be an instant hit. Boxes of Fairy Floss, priced at 25¢ each, flew out the door with an astonishing 68,655 units sold overall. To put the 25¢ figure into perspective, its equivalent to over $7 in 2019.
There are a number of reasons why cotton candy only grew in popularity from this point. The cotton candy machine was easy to use, portable, and able to quickly produce mass quantities of the sugar-based food. The process of making the cotton candy brought a novel side for consumers to enjoy, as did the actual taste of the sweet snack both in terms of its taste and texture. This resulted in not just funfairs getting in on the cotton candy act; everything from candy shops to department stores started selling the product.
But the machinery used did come with its fair share of issues. Due to its rudimentary nature, the machine would be temperamental, overheat and rattle. The problems would also make it tricky to reproduce and scale. At the start of the 1920s, another dentist, Joseph Lascaux, planned to refine the manufacturing process. Although his ideas to advance the machinery fell by the wayside, Lascaux did play an important part in the story: he was the one who changed its name from Fairy Floss to cotton candy.
From 1949 through to the 1970s, Gold Metal Products was responsible for finally seeing the cotton candy machine receive much-needed upgrades. These upgrades ranged from spring-loaded bases to automating the entire process including the packaging. Today, the machines are faster, more compact, reliable and efficient compared to the original cotton candy machine. Yet one aspect has always remained the same over the years: the sweet flavour and airy texture of cotton candy.
Flavours of the Funfair
With this recipe, you can experience the tastes and aromas of the funfair in the comfort of your home. Fluffy fried doughnuts are the centre piece, and these are supported by the delicious flavours of popcorn and cotton candy.
What you will need:
Plain flour (500g)
Baking powder (1 tsp)
Vegetable oil, for frying
Monin Popcorn Syrup (100ml)
Fresh cream (240ml)
Whipped cream dispenser
NOS cream charger
Monin Cotton Candy Syrup (60ml)
- Sieve the baking powder and flour into a bowl. Rub the butter into both ingredients, and then add the sugar. Create a well in the flour mixture, beat the egg with the milk, and pour the egg mixture into the flour. Mix everything together until a soft dough forms.
- On a floured surface, roll out the dough until it is around 1cm thick. Cut the dough into whatever shape desired for the doughnuts. Place the doughnuts into hot oil and let them fry for 30 seconds. Turn them over and cook for another 30 seconds. The aim is for the doughnuts to have a golden brown colour. Remove, place on kitchen paper to drain, and leave to cool.
- In a whipped cream dispenser, pour in the Monin Cotton Candy Syrup and fresh cream. Close it up, ensure a charger has been screwed in, and then give the dispenser an energetic shake. This will produce a light whipped cream with a cotton candy flavour.
- Drizzle the Monin Popcorn Syrup over the doughnuts. Squirt the cotton candy-flavoured whipped cream on top or to the side as a dip.