Last Updated on February 12, 2022 by Zara R.
If you are wanting to make your next get-together more exciting, edible glitter for drinks can make be a fun addition. It transforms ordinary drinks into sparkly, fun beverages. It is great for taking any party to the next level, as your guests will be impressed.
Edible glitter creates a gorgeous sparkling looking, making boring-looking beverages look like a splendid potion. You can add it to your cocktails, beer, or even juice to create a bold statement piece. It is simple to use and a little bit can go a long way.
What Is Edible Glitter?
Edible glitter goes by many names including disco dust, jewel dust and luster dust. Though it looks like real glitter, edible glitter is made from food-safe ingredients, so it is safe to eat.
Most edible glitters contain ingredients such as sugar, cornstarch, and approved color additives. Other ingredients may include acacia (gum arabic) and maltodextrin. Edible glitter is commonly sold at craft stores and online.
Edible glitter comes in a variety of different colors. You can apply directly into drinks, batters, doughs, and frostings. In addition, you can also use a food-grade paintbrush to dust it onto your cakes or other baked goods as decoration.
Edible glitter has become a popular trend in many restaurants. Chefs add it to a variety of dishes including cupcakes. milkshakes, cocktails, lattes, and even pizza. Now, it has become a popular trend for people to use at home in their own food and beverages.
How To Use Edible Glitter For Drinks
One of the most popular uses for edible glitter is adding it to drinks. You can add it to cocktails, beer, milkshakes, coffee, juice, and more.
Edible glitter transforms your beverages and can make them look like masterpieces. To use in your favorite drinks, simply shake or stir in the glitter. Start out with a small amount, such as 1/8-1/4 a teaspoon per glass and then add more if need be.
Over time, the glitter will settle in the drink, so you may need to re-stir it a few times. Edible glitter is not flavored, so it will not affect the taste of your drink. You can use it in alcoholic and non-acholic drinks, though depending on the color of your drink and the color of your glitter it might not show up too well.
Is Edible Glitter Safe?
Edible glitter is safe, as it is made from only food-grade materials. You can safely add it to your food and drinks to make them more festive.
When buying edible glitter, look only for brands that are FDA approved so you know they are safe to eat. Once you have your edible glitter, be sure to store it in a cool, dry place.
Edible glitter vs non-toxic glitter
At the craft store or online, you may notice that there is edible glitter and non-toxic glitter. Though some brands will try to make it seem like non-toxic glitter is safe to eat, it is not.
While edible glitter contains only food-grade ingredients, making it safe to eat and is FDA approved, non-toxic glitter is not. Non-toxic glitter may not contain any toxic ingredients, but that does not mean that it is safe to eat.
You can use non-toxic glitter on decorations, such as cake toppers, as long as the decoration is removed before eating and the glitter does not come in contact with the food. Use only edible glitter for food and if you have both types, be sure to keep them separate.
When buying glitter for food or drinks, look for ones that have edible written on the label. If it does not have edible, it is not safe to eat, even if it is non-toxic.
A Beautiful, Sparkly Drink
If you want to wow your guests with some amazing drinks, edible glitter is the way to go. It comes in a variety of different colors and is completely safe to consume. You can also add edible glitter to your favorite foods as well, as it looks particularly good on cupcakes, cakes, and donuts.
Be sure to buy only products labeled edible to use in your food and drinks to ensure that the glitter is safe to consume. Non-toxic glitter is not FDA-approved as food-safe, so it should not be consumed. Though you can buy it in stores, you can even make your own edible glitter at home by combining granulated sugar with food coloring.
Do you have any questions regarding using edible glitter for drinks? If so, please ask any questions regarding edible glitter in your drinks and food in the comment section below.
Where to Buy Edible Glitter for Drinks?
You can buy edible glitter in craft stores and online. You can also find it in some grocery stores and superstores.
How to Make Edible Glitter for Drinks?
In addition to buying edible glitter, you can also make it on your own as well. To make your own edible glitter, you will need 1/2 cup of granulated sugar and 2-10 drops of food coloring of your choice.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Farenheit and line a baking tray with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Mix together the sugar and food coloring then spread it out on your baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes. Let the mixture cool fully before adding to your drinks and store any leftovers in an airtight jar.
What is Edible Glitter for Drinks Made Of?
Edible glitter generally is made of sugar, cornstarch, acacia (gum arabic) and maltodextrin. It also contains different color additives depending on the color of the glitter.
How Do You Use Glitter in a Drink?
To use edible glitter in your drinks, start off small by adding 1/8-1/4 teaspoon or simply measure by pinch. Then, stir or shake the glitter into your drink and add more if desired.