Wine gummy fish

I felt a little down this week so to take my mind off things, I decided to get a little crafty. I found a recipe for gummy bears and decided to add some wine.

Ok, I didn’t have little bear molds… I had an ice cube tray from Ikea that made ice cubes in the shape of fish. So I used that.

The recipe I used would make 125 gummy bears, or in this case, 24 fish.

  • 1 cup wine
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons of gelatin- this is three packets of Knox gelatin
  • Few drops of food coloring- optional

Mix all three together in a small pot at medium-low heat. As a side note, if you want to prevent the alcohol from cooking out, keep the mix below 160 degrees. Whisk for a few minutes until everything is dissolved then pour into your mold. Let cool in the refrigerator for about 90 minutes and you’re good to go.

These were really easy to make, but it was also easy to make a mess. After I poured the mold, I used a spoon to even the fish out.

I made my gummy fish with Splenda (new year’s resolution) so each fish is about 5 calories and 125 for the lot. Despite being very little in calories, these fish were very sweet. I may use 1/3 cup next time. As for heat, I didn’t let them get very hot at all, I could touch the bottom of the pot without burning my fingers.

The wine used was Mastropietro Winery’s Sunset white wine. It’s sweet and has an excellent peach flavor. It might be my favorite of theirs. It reminds me of those peach ring candies.

These little fishes were adorable and fun to make. They are perfect for parties or for a late-night boozy snack.

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