This recipe is all made from all store bought items.
My good friend Jim Holden is the "Blood PathoJim" we call him, and is shown mixing a batch up in our Prop Shop.
Browse the shows photo gallery and find the blood!
Step 1: Ingredient List
Chocolate Syrup---- (500mL) 2 cups, 2 tbsp
Water---- (500mL) 2 cups +/-
Corn Starch---- 2 tbsp (heaping)
Coffee Mate---- (yes!) 3 tbsp (heaping) This makes it Washable....
Red Food Coloring---- (15mL) 3 tsb
Yellow Food Coloring---- (3mL) little more than 1/2 tsp.
Step 2: Mix Ingredients in Pan
Step 3: Corn Starch and Coffee Mate
One cup of hot water to dissolve Coffee Mate.
Add to pot.
Start bringing pot to a slow boil.
I found that I could add the coloring to the warm Coffee Mate/water cup step was fine too.
Step 5: Stir All Ingredients and Bring to Rolling Boil.
You do not have to cook very much, but the high heat dose seem to combine the ingredients better than no heat.
This makes about 3 Liters or just over 3 quarts of Blood, You may 1/2 all ingredients for a smaller batch.
The Coffee Mate is what makes this washable and every performance of Salome we mop down the white stage and launder all blood soaked costumes to be used again and again....
Did I tell you that we served it on Ice Cream opening day!