Making homemade gummies using healthy fruits, juices, non-dairy milks, or even kombucha is a fun activity for kids and a healthy alternative to commercial candies for people of any age. Makes approximately 60 homemade gummies, depending on the size of the molds used.
Mix together 1 cup of the juice (or other liquid) with the 5 Tbsp. of gelatin and allow the gelatin to rest for several minutes. This will allow the gelatin to "bloom," meaning that it will absorb the liquid and expand. This will make it much easier to dissolve the gelatin later.
Begin warming the other half of the juice in a small saucepan over the stove.
Stir the hydrated gelatin mixture into the saucepan with the rest of the juice, and stir the mixture over low heat until the gelatin fully dissolves.
Pour the gelatin mixture into your candy molds. Using a syringe or dropper makes the job easier and less messy, but you can also carefully pour or spoon the mixture into the molds.
Place the molds over ice or place them in the fridge until the gelatin has set.
Carefully remove the candies from the molds.
You can now serve and eat them immediately or store them in the fridge for later.
Nutritional information for 1 gummy treat based on making 60 gummies with the amounts listed above and using lime juice as the base juice. It will vary depending upon the size of your molds and the liquid used.