Gummies are a delicious treat for the whole family and are fantastic for gut health and digestion. They contain collagen, so they are great for hair, skin, and nails too. I make some at least once a week for my three boys. They love their little “treat” in their lunch boxes and I feel great knowing that it is actually really good for them.
These orange and mixed berry gummies are so simple to make and good for you too.
So what exactly are Gummies?
Simply put, they are just lollies or sweet treats that are made from fruit/tea/kombucha and gelatin. Gelatin is the main ingredient used when making jelly, and lets face it, all kids love jelly!. Unfortunately, the store-bought jellies contain tonnes of sugar, artificial flavours, colours and preservatives. The great news is that these homemade gummies are sugar-free, natural and good for you too.
What’s so great about gelatin anyway?
Some tips you might find useful.
This really is as easy and as straight-forward as it comes, but here are a few little tips.
- You can make gummies using silicone molds that are readily available from any department store. If you don’t have a mold, don’t worry, a glass or plastic container will work just fine too.
- The quantity of gelatin that you will need will vary between brands so make sure you read the directions on your gelatin and adjust the quantities accordingly. Most gelatin brands will recommend a ratio to make jelly. When making gummies, I recommend that you use double the recommended amount of gelatin in order to hold its shape.
- Gummies can go quite soft in heat, so store them in the fridge. They will keep well in lunch boxes during the colder months, but add an ice pack to your lunch boxes over summer to help it hold its shape.
I hope you will give it a try. It is very simple and the kids will love it 🙂
- 1 Cup Orange Juice
- 1 TBSP Gelatin
- Firstly pour the juice into a saucepan over a medium heat and leave until bubbles start to form.
- Remove from the heat and add the gelatin. Whisk until well combined.
- Transfer into silicone moulds or your container of choice. (If you don't have silicone moulds, a glass container will work too. You can simply cut it into small squares when its set.)
- Place them in the fridge to set for a minimum of 3-4 hours. You can also place them in the freezer for 30-40 minutes.
- Remove the gummies from the moulds or cut them into your desired size.
- Store them in an airtight container in the fridge.