Intro: How to Make Gum
By Hunter Lennington
Step 1: What You'll Need
Chicle gum base
Flavor packets (cherry and peppermint)
Everything here can be bought at your local grocery store, except the chicle gum base. The chicle gum base can be bought online.
To make the corn syrup come out more quickly, stand the pouch in a cup and pour in enough boiling water so that the water level is about equal.
Sprinkle about 1/2 of the powdered sugar onto the table.
Pour the chicle gum base out of the plastic bag and into container.
Fill a pot with about 3 inches of water, and place the container in the water so that it is floating. Cover the pot and boil the water until the chicle gum base is entirely melted.
Squeeze the corn syrup into the chicle gum base. Stir up the mixture and empty it onto the sugar on the table.
Knead it just like you would with bread dough, and then divide the gum into two parts on the table. Add the contents of one of the flavor packets into each part.
Mix in the remaining sugar to both parts. keep pulling and tugging it.
Roll it out, like you would with cookie dough.
Cut the gum into whatever size pieces you want.
Step 11: Last Step
Wrap with foil or wax paper to save for later, or eat it.