Monday, July 18, 2011

Super Soap Bubbles

Trail of bubbles from a large hoop
Developed as a compilation from multiple online recipes. Finalized in August, 2014. This recipe makes big, persistent bubbles. They are not edible, of course.

Small batch:
1 fl oz (30 g) liquid soap (Dawn® dish-washing liquid works well)
3/4 fl oz (30 g) light corn syrup
16 oz (0.5 L) water
Large batch
4 fl oz (125 g) liquid soap
3 fl oz (125 g) light corn syrup
1/2 gal (2.0 L) water   
Place water in a suitable container. Stir in the corn syrup, and then gently stir in the dish soap. Avoid foaming. Use of a digital scale makes measuring the amounts easier. Transfer to a rimmed dinner or pie plate. Dip a commercial bubble wand or fashion your own from coat hanger or similar wire.