“There was a large barrel of Every Flavor Beans, and another of Fizzing Whizbees, the levitating sherbet balls that Ron had mentioned.”
-Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, J.K. Rowling
At the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Fizzing Whizbees are bug shaped chocolate with a popping candy like centre.
But if you look back at the book, Fizzing Whizbees are described as levitating (can’t help you there, sorry!) sherbet balls. Now I know the UK has candies called flying saucers (rice paper shaped like a UFO filled with sherbet), so maybe sherbet balls are round rice paper balls filled with sherbet. But I couldn’t get the idea of bath bombs out of my head. And I wondered if it was possible to take sherbet and press them into ball shapes without losing the fizz. Turns out you can.
- 2 packs of whizz fizz (sherbet) per ball
- cake pop mold
- In a small cup, pour in 2 individual packets of whizz fizz (sherbet).
- I used the spoon that came with the packet to measure out 3 drops of water (~1/3 tsp). Use less water to start with, then add the rest as needed.
- Stir, then use your fingers to completely mix together. It shouldn't be wet, or too dry, but should still hold together if pressed in your fingers. Adjust with extra sherbet or water to get the right consistency.
- Press firmly into a cake pop mold, and repeat until you have all the sherbet halves together.
- Let dry (~1 hour).
- Pop half the sherbet pieces out, rub a dab of water onto flat base, then press on top of the sherbet pieces left in the mold.
- Let dry (~1/2 hr), then pop out to remove.
- Store in an airtight glass container.
You can make your own sherbet following this recipe fromAeroplane Jelly
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