These delicious little punch hearts are a really nice homemade souvenir or Christmas present, especially for friends and relatives who are vegan or vegetarian. The best thing about them is that they are very easy to do and that in no time at all ...
I.You can even make them without added sugar and swap the mulled wine for juice or non-alcoholic children's punch. The mass is poured into a praline, ice cube or chocolate silicone mold and cools in the refrigerator, making it solid. Of course, you can also use another shape instead of hearts, such as small stars or other Christmas shapes. These also look particularly pretty at Christmas time.
Since I use Agartine as a gelling agent in this recipe, the punch hearts are also suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
(approx. 20-22 pieces)
- 100ml mulled wine + 75 ml cherry syrup (beverage syrup) or
- Alternatively: 175ml juice or children's punch
- 2-3 tbsp sugar / erythritol (depending on how sweet you like it)
- 1 pinch of cinnamon
- 1 pinch of citric acid
- 2 sachets of agartine, about 20g (= vegetable gelatine / agar agar)
- Alternatively gelatine if the hearts don't have to be vegan.
- You also need: One or two praline, chocolate or ice cube molds (depending on size), preferably made of silicone.
- Place the praline or ice cube molds on a stable “transport mat” that will later fit in the refrigerator. For example a cutting board.
- Mix all ingredients together in a small saucepan. (Thermomix: 10 sec. / Level2)
- Now bring everything to the boil and simmer for three minutes on medium heat, otherwise the agartine will not gel. Keep stirring slowly. I recommend a spoon rather than a whisk so that no air is stirred up. (Thermomix: 5:30 min./hour 1)
- Then the finished mass is carefully poured into the molds and carefully transported into the refrigerator (on the "transport pad") so that the hearts become cold and firm.
- Before you knock the punch hearts out of shape, I recommend stretching them around a bit beforehand and loosening them from the punch hearts. (Please make sure that completely new silicone molds should be greased a little before the first use, later this is no longer necessary.)
- I keep the hearts in the refrigerator.
I wish you a lot of fun copying and eating! ♥