When Disney asked me to create a fun recipe for Halloween, I knew my Mike Wazowski Eye Ball would be a good look. I have been testing out some Ice Ball Molds for other recipes, like making Raindrop Cakes, and because of the round shape, I was immediately inspired to make a huge eyeball. There’s no other character that is all eyeball other than Mike Wazowski from Monsters Inc.!
This Mike Wazowski Eye Ball may seem like something you have never seen before, but I can totally see this being served at any of the Disney Parks and people going crazy for them. Look at them, they are picture perfect!
You may be wondering what this Mike Wazowski Eye Ball is anyways, and the best way to explain it is that it’s a sweet jiggly gelatin-like dessert with a hint of coconut and a lot of fun! The colors are layered to make it really look like Mike. To make it like gelatin, I used Agar powder, which is a natural gelatinous powder that is a vegetarian for traditional gelatin from beef. Agar powder comes from marine red algae and will give this recipe the firm texture it needs.
This recipe does require some patience because the colors are layered, but believe me, it’s worth it because that’s how you get that unique eye ball look. But I’m sure you can find plenty of things to do in between the setting of the layers, like finalize everyone’s Halloween costume!
The great part about the Mike Wazowski Eye Ball is that you can also get the kids to join in on the fun. One step that they might like is mixing in the food coloring. They might be delighted in seeing how the colors all combine to make the black pupil in the center of the eye, and finding that right shade of green for the rest of the eye definitely requires your child’s eyes to get that right. They’re the Disney experts!
Another benefit of making the Mike Wazowski Eye Ball is that all the effort that goes into making this makes 6 total eye balls because you can do all of the layers at one time. Imagine the delight of seeing these looking back at you and your family on your Halloween dessert spread!
- 6 ice ball molds or small round bowls
- 2 13.5oz cans unsweetened coconut milk
- 1 cup coconut water
- ⅔ cup sugar
- 3 teaspoons agar powder
- Red, blue, green food coloring
- Have ice ball molds or small round bowls set out and ready to use.
- Heat coconut milk in medium pan on low heat. When coconut milk starts bubbling, whisk in coconut water and sugar until it dissolves. Bring heat down to simmer and whisk in agar powder until completely dissolved. Set aside.
- Pour about ¼ cup of heated coconut mixture into small bowl and mix in two-three drops of red, blue, and green food coloring to make a dark grey black color. Immediately pour about a tablespoon of the grey coconut milk into the bottom of each mold. Cool in refrigerator for 15 minutes. (Note: If you don’t have molds you can also use a small round bowl, but you will only be the half of the eyeball instead of a fully round eyeball.)
- Warm and whisk the remaining coconut mix again if it starts to gel. Remove molds from refrigerator and pour about ¼ cup of the reserved coconut mix into the molds. This should fill up the molds to ⅓. Then place in the refrigerator for another 15 minutes or until slightly firm to the touch.
- Reheat remaining coconut mix and whisk in 4-5 drops of green food coloring or until you reach your desired color. Remove molds from refrigerator and pour in green coconut mix. Note: you may fill all the way to the brim because the lid will squeeze out any extra. Refrigerate at least 3 hours or overnight for a more solid eyeball.
- To remove from molds, use a butter knife and gently skim around the edges. Then gently push on edges to slide the eye out.