Gummi Shot Glasses

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Introduction: Gummi Shot Glasses

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It's always the same. . .you get drunk, you get hungry. Wouldn't it be great to have a shot glass you could snarf down as soon as it was empty?

Gummi shot glasses are shown here, but the same idea could be applied to chocolate with or without various jams as filling, or other candies (gummi-types are recommended). You can also use this mold/tray to make awesome chocolate cake shots.

Note: If you're underage and feel like getting drunk, don't - if you do, don't blame me.
Also Note: The mold used here is from thinkgeek.com - it's intended for making ice shot glasses which are awesome, but not as tasty as gummies.
And one more note: If your finished shot glasses are a little on the sticky side, try a (very) light dusting of corn starch, and make sure to keep them cool if you can. Both will help cut down on the stick-factor.

Step 1: You'll Need. . .

Hardware:Software:
  • 16 ounces gummi worms (or bears)

Step 2: Gummi Shots!

  1. Heat your gummies in a microwave safe dish for about 1 minute and 20 seconds or until liquified (if you don't want brown-ish shot glasses, make sure to separate the red and orange from the green and yellow worms as shown here)
  2. Pour or spoon into the mold and tap on the counter to level it (make sure to fill to the top, otherwise your shots won't have solid bases and will leak)
  3. Pop into the freezer for about an hour and a half, or until the gummi has set

Step 3: Finishing Up

  1. To remove the gummi shots from the mold, you'll need to basically invert the silicone of each section (as shown). Don't worry about tugging or pulling too hard, it's pretty hard to rip the gummi, but it can get a little distorted
  2. Store in a small container in the freezer until you want to use them (this will help them to not get damaged, and to stay solid)
  3. Fill with liquor of your choice (Jello-shot-filled-gummi-shots? Sounds like a good plan. . .)
  4. Toast and enjoy!
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Well I've done several more attempts and here are my issues.

1. Glasses are very sticky
2. Glasses melt extremely quickly and turn into a mess/fall apart

I'm not quite sure what I'm doing wrong since you don't seem to have these issues.

My process: Cover mold with confectioners sugar. Melt the gummy bears for about 45 seconds in the microwave. Pour into mold. Freeze for about 2 hours. Remove glasses. I was really looking forward to making these for a few Thanksgiving parties but it's just not working.

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I've been proofing melted gummies for a while, always at room temperature and for at minimum 12 hours. Try that it should probably work better

If that doesn't work you might have some low gelatin gummies, try adding a bit of grocery store gelatin mix in to strengthen it up

I'm sorry to hear they're not working out well for you, but since I didn't experience these issues I'm not sure what to suggest. I don't think it should matter, but the difference seems to be that I used gummi worms rather than bears (though I have also made them with bears). Hope you're able to find a solution!

Yeah, I just can't understand it. :(

Even 5 minutes after taking them out of the freezer and putting them in the fridge they still melt. I did notice my freezer is set to the warmest setting so maybe they weren't getting cold enough.

I'm still planning on making them and I guess I'll just tell people to eat them quick.

I'm sorry you've experienced these issues - I've made them several times and haven't encountered anything like this.

How do you clean up your bowls after you're done? I would suspect melted gummy bears in a garbage disposal would be bad.

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Peeled what off sorry? I suppose I should have asked before trying as well. I used a mug and have a big pile of gummy there and I'm not sure what to do with it.

Ah, I see. Thanks.

Few more things since you're around. I made one, left it in the freezer for about an an hour and a half. I dusted the inside of the mold with corn starch but it was still hard to get the glass out without crushing it. Additionally the glass was not hard and easy to misshape and finally it was very sticky. What are your recommendations?

I'm afraid I didn't have too much trouble with sticking or mis-sharpen glasses, but you might try greasing the mold rather than dusting it with powdered sugar if it sticks very badly.

Did you make sure you put them in the freezer for 2 hours? I also used corn starch on the mold instead of sugar. What did you use?

It does, thanks so much. Last question I think, did you put corn starch/sugar/oil just on the mold or did you put them around the glasses themselves once you were done?

I came up with one more thing to ask. I only have one of the molds currently (guess I need to invest in more!) but I have a 3 pound bag of gummy bears. Because they harden so quickly and because I can only make 4 at a time do you know roughly how many bears are needed to make 1 cup? It sounds like 16 oz makes 4 but that doesn't convert well into grams. Any thoughts? Thanks.

nice i love it thanks for posting :)