How to Make Infused Heart Shaped Lollipops
It doesn’t have to be Valentine’s Day to give somebody special a heart full of happiness.
And if that person happens to love tasty and potent herbal edibles, few things will satisfy both of those goals better than the gift of a tasty, botanically-infused, heart-shaped lollipop. Knowing that this delicious confection was not purchased from a local shop but rather made with love in your own kitchen will make it that much sweeter.
Making homemade edibles has become more popular as many have begun to realize that they can better suit the dosage needs they desire and have limitless options when deciding what to create.
Making your own infused edibles is also more economical than purchasing pre-made edibles in a local shopor online. This is especially true when you make your home infusions with the LĒVO II!
Tips for Making Infused Heart Shaped Lollipops
Some infused edibles like brownies and cookies are pretty straightforward and can require little more than combining a pre-determined dosage of infused butter or MCT oil infusion to a commercial, store-bought, or LĒVO brand baking mix. This, however, is not the case with making infused lollipops at home.
While the recipe for this confection only requires a handful of ingredients, making heart-shaped lollipops at home is not a set-and-forget process. It will require close attention to the candy-making process in order to be successful.
One of the most important keys to making infused lollipops is temperature. Hence, you will have to use a candy thermometer to determine when your basic mixture of sugar, corn syrup, and water reaches what candy makers refer to as the ‘Hard Crack Stage’ prior to removing it from the heat.
This simply means that all of the ingredients have reached the temperature of 300° Fahrenheit, which allows the candy to harden and reach the correct consistency.
One of the tricky elements of making infused candies is that the botanically-rich additives that provide the kick to your confection cannot be added until this mixture has cooled to a temperature of 250° in order to retain its potency.
This can make for a messier situation since the mixture gets significantly stickier after it has cooled to the 250°. It is recommended that you perform your work on a non-stick surface and also use a non-stick lollipop mold to minimize any overly sticky situations.
Infusing Your Lollipop Mixture
While some edible recipes call for an infused tincture to be used for the sake of convenience, purists tend to lean toward the traditional, homemade method of using infused oil.
If you have a LĒVO II infusion machine, this process is that much easier with much less guesswork and mess. Follow LĒVOs user guide instructions to Activate your flower and infuse MCT oil with one Power Pod or two for increased potency. We like to infuse flower in MCT oil at 165°F for 2.5-5 hours.
More Infused Treats to Try:
- How to Make Starburst Edibles
Infused Heart Shaped Lollipops
1 cup sugar
½ cup corn syrup
¼ cup filtered water
1-4 drops of natural food coloring (optional)
1 tbsp natural fruit or citrus flavoring
Use a non-stick saucepan.
- Add sugar, corn syrup, and filtered water to the saucepan and heat the mixture at low-medium temperature, whisking constantly until the sugar is dissolved.
- Add a few drops of food coloring to the mixture and raise the temperature to medium. When the mixture comes to a boil, insert the candy thermometer and once it reaches 300° (150°C), remove it from the heat right away and let it cool to around 223-235°F (106-112°C).
Stir in the infused oil, and any flavoring you might use once the mixture cools between 223-235°F.
- Slowly and carefully pour the mixture into the lollipop molds and insert a stick into each of them.
- If the stick doesn’t stand up on its own, try placing a little non-stick aluminum foil over the top of the mold and punch the stick through it so that it stays in place until the lollipop has fully hardened.
- Transfer your molds to the fridge to cool, this takes about 1 hour.
- Once your lollipops have thoroughly hardened and cooled, they are ready to be individually wrapped and enjoyed!
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