Main Ingredients

  • Isomalt crystals - 1 kilogram (2.2 pounds)
  • Food coloring - as needed
  • White food coloring (optional, for opacity) - as needed


  • Sprinkles - as desired
  • Lollipop sticks


  • Dry Saucepan

    A dry, clean saucepan is crucial for melting isomalt without any risk of contamination. Make sure it's deep enough to hold the melted isomalt without boiling over.

  • Candy Thermometer

    Accuracy is key! Use a candy thermometer to ensure the isomalt reaches the correct temperature. This will avoid burning and achieve the perfect texture.

  • Silicone Baking Mat

    For easy release and non-stick properties, a silicone baking mat works wonders. It also aids in shaping perfect circles for your lollipops.

  • Heat-Resistant Gloves

    Safety first! Wear heat-resistant gloves when working with hot isomalt to protect your hands from burns.

  • Heat-Resistant Spatula

    A heat-resistant spatula will help you stir the isomalt without it sticking or burning, ensuring smooth and even melting.


Step 1

Melting Isomalt

Melt the isomalt crystals in a dry saucepan over high heat, stirring constantly to avoid burning. Remember, isomalt melts at 180°C (356°F), so keep a close eye on the temperature for safety.

Step 2

Coloring and Pouring

Once melted, add food coloring sparingly to achieve the desired color. For non-transparent lollipops, add a bit of white food coloring.
Pour the isomalt at 125-127°C (257-260.6°F) to ensure they don't spread out too much and form nice, round circles.

Step 3

Final Touches

Quickly insert lollipop sticks into the center of the warm isomalt circles.
Decorate with sprinkles as desired while the isomalt is still warm and pliable.


🎉 Serving these dazzling lollipops will make you the star of any gathering. For a party, arrange them in a colorful bouquet centerpiece for a striking display. They are also perfect for adorning a birthday cake – simply place them on top or around the sides for a whimsical touch.

If you're hosting a candy buffet, add these delights to the mix, and watch your guests' faces light up. For an extra special touch, wrap individual lollipops in cellophane bags, tie them with a ribbon and add a personalized tag for party favors that everyone will love.

🍬 Want to make a *gift* extra sweet? Pack these lollipops in a lovely box with tissue paper. Whether for a holiday, birthday, or just because, a handmade treat says it all.

Pair them with a warm drink, like hot cocoa or coffee, for a cozy afternoon treat, or let the kids enjoy them as a post-dinner dessert. The possibilities are as endless as the joy these lollipops bring! 🥳


🌿 **Going Gluten-Free**: Good news! This recipe is naturally gluten-free. Just be sure any decorations, like sprinkles or added decorations, are also certified gluten-free.

🍃 **Vegan Option**: To make vegan lollipops, simply use plant-based food colorings and ensure that your sprinkles are vegan-friendly. Many commercial sprinkles contain confectioner's glaze or other animal-derived ingredients, so check labels carefully.

Mix and match these variations and enjoy scrumptious treats tailored to dietary needs without compromising on taste and fun! 🍭


  • How do I know when the isomalt has melted correctly?

    Keep an eye on the candy thermometer and wait until the isomalt reaches 180°C (356°F). It should be a smooth, clear liquid with no granules remaining.

  • Can I use regular food coloring?

    Yes, regular food coloring works, but gel-based colors offer more vibrant hues. Avoid using water-based colors as they can cause the isomalt to seize.

  • Why did my lollipops turn out sticky?

    Humidity can cause isomalt to become sticky. Store your lollipops in an airtight container with silica gel packets to keep them dry.

  • Can I re-melt leftover isomalt?

    Absolutely! You can re-melt isomalt fragments by heating them back to 150-165°C (302-329°F). Be careful not to overheat to avoid discoloration.

  • How do I prevent bubbles in my lollipops?

    Stirring too vigorously can introduce bubbles. Stir gently and let the isomalt sit for a few minutes before pouring to allow bubbles to rise and pop.

  • What's the best way to clean utensils after making lollipops?

    Soak your utensils in hot water. The isomalt will dissolve, making it easy to wipe away any residue. Avoid using cold water, as it can harden the isomalt.

Nutrition facts

Easy Homemade Isomalt Lollipops
Recipe Yield:25 lollipops
Calories:Based on one lollipop (variable due to decoration)
Calories (Min - Max):30 - 50
Total Fat:0g
Saturated Fat:0g
Total Carbohydrate:12g
Total Sugars:12g