The. Best. Halloween. Recipe. Ever. Totes amazeballs. See what I did there?
- Round Ice-cube molds (duh…)
- 1 tbsp of oil (eg. vegetable or sunflower)
- 16 gelatin sheets
- 400ml (1 can) of coconut milk
- 400 ml of Malibu (chilled)
- ½ cup of sugar (or to taste)
- Black food colouring (for pupils)
- Blue/green/red food colouring (for irises)
- 1 cup hot water
- A small dropping pipette (optional – but very helpful and cheap to buy on ebay)
- Soak 4 gelatin sheets in cold water for 5 minutes, until they soften. Then transfer them to 1 cup of hot water and stir until they dissolve. Divide it into parts – 1 part of about 50ml, and split the rest into 3 equal parts.
- To the 50 ml part, add enough black food colouring to make it dark enough for the pupils. To the remaining 3 parts add your iris colours.
- Put a few drops of oil on a bit of tissue or paper towel and VERY LIGHTLY grease the inside of the ice cube molds.
- Using a pipette, a drinking straw, or any other means that work, put a drop of the black gelatine at the bottom of each ice-cube mold. Transfer them to the fridge ale leave to set for about an hour.
- Once the pupils are set, use the pipette/straw/teaspoon/whatever to add the “irises”. Again, transfer the molds to the fridge and leave them to set (probably a couple of hours).
- Once the irises are set, prepare the “whites”. Pour all the coconut milk into a milk pan and heat up. You want it to be quite warm, but not boiling-hot. Just warm enough for the sugar and the gelatine sheets to dissolve easily. Soak the remaining 12 gelatin sheets in cold water for about 5 minutes. Add the sugar and gelatine sheets to the warm coconut milk, and stir until they’re dissolved. If needed, heat up the coconut milk a bit more.
- Leave the coconut milk to cool down to room temperature. Once it’s cooled, add the cold Malibu and mix well together – that’s your “whites” mixture ready.
- Fill up the remaining space in the ice-cube molds with the coconut milk and Malibu, and carefully transfer to the fridge to set. This will most likely take another couple of hours, but I strongly recommend leaving it overnight.
- Just before serving, pop the eyeballs out of the molds.
- This recipe requires quite a lot of waiting around, so I recommend planning it around the rest of your day. You could also split it over 3 days – make the pupils on day 1, then add the irises on day 2, and fill up the rest with Malibu the day before serving. I wouldn’t recommend making the Malibu part more than a day before serving though, as the alcohol will most likely evaporate.