Cranberry-Flavored Fluid Gel

Cranberry-Flavored Fluid Gel
Cranberries are naturally full of pectin, and when we blend the jellied sauce, we create a fluid gel—albeit a weak one. A little xanthan gum thickens it, stabilizing the gel and giving it a smoother mouthfeel.

What you’ll need

  • 1 can cranberry sauce
  • Sugar
  • Malic acid
  • Xanthan gum
  • Blender

Cranberry-Flavored Fluid Gel


  1. Place cranberry sauce in a blender.
  2. Blend on high until smooth.
  3. Add 10 percent sugar, 1 percent malic acid, and 0.1 percent xanthan gum.
  4. Pour gel into a squeeze bottle.

Cook’s Notes

Use gel to garnish your cheesecake or pancakes. It’s also a great tool for entertaining the young ones—just place a bottle on the kids’ table and tell them they can draw on their plates. (Disclaimer: We cannot be responsible for any fluid gel that winds up on the ceiling.)


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