Do you like fruit snacks or gummy candy, but don’t want the yucky food dyes or preservatives that go with them?
If so, you need to try these homemade gummies!
Not only do homemade gummies taste good, they provide wonderful health benefits! The reason these gummies are so good for you is that they include gelatin.
The gelatin used in this recipe is made from grass-fed beef. It comes in powdered form and is high in protein. It’s also gluten-free.
You might think that sounds awful. Don’t worry, I did too. But I promise that you cannot taste anything remotely strange. Truly. The beef gelatin has no flavor.
Gelatin has many benefits including:
- improving digestion,
- gut healing,
- joint recovery,
- improving condition of hair, skin, and nails, and
- balancing hormones.
These gummies are great for those wanting to consume extra gelatin for gut-healing purposes and they make a refreshing snack on a hot summer afternoon too.
Peaches and Cream Gummies
My kids love these peaches and cream gummies and I think yours will too!
Homemade gummies and Jello helped me when I was trying to give up sugary treats. Obviously these still have some form of sugar in them, but they are much better than junky store-bought candy.
DIY Peaches and Cream Gummies
The recipe is adapted and modified from one found in The Gelatin Secret.
- Peach layer:
- 4 ripe peaches, peeled and sliced
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 7 tablespoons gelatin
- Cream layer:
- 1 can full-fat coconut milk
- 2 tablespoons vanilla
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 6 tablespoons gelatin
- You will also need:
- Whisk or immersion blender
- Silicone mold
- Cookie sheet
- Medium pot/saucepan
- Space in the freezer for cookie sheet
- Place sliced peaches in a blender, add lemon, maple syrup, and honey. Blend until smooth.
- Pour blended mixture into a saucepan and warm over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
- Prepare to add gelatin by measuring 7 tablespoons into a small bowl. This makes it easier to work fast, which is necessary so that clumps don't form.
- Gradually sprinkle gelatin into warm mixture and blend with immersion blender immeditaley. If you don't have an immersion blender, a whisk works too. Just sprinkle in a little gelatin and whisk in quickly. Repeat until all of the gelatin has been incorporated into the peach mixture.
- Don't be discouraged in some clumps form. The first time I made homemade gummies, I struggled to get them smooth. But, with practice, I rarely have any lumps to speak of.
- Place silicone mold onto a cookie sheet and pour peach mixture into the individual cavities of the mold, to about half way full (you may go to 3/4 full if you prefer less of the cream layer).
- Place tray (with silicone mold on it) into the freezer.
- While the peach layer is cooling in the freezer, prepare the cream layer.
- Place coconut milk, maple syrup, and vanilla into a medium pot, stir to combine. Warm mixture over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
- Once warm, add gelatin gradually (as directed above) and immediately blend with an immersion blender or whisk.
- Remove peach layer from freezer (keep it on the cookie sheet). If the peach layer is firm, pour cream mixture over the top and place back in freezer for 20-30 minutes (until firm).
- Once firm, remove from freezer and take each gummie out of the silicone mold.
- Gummies can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two weeks.
- If you don't enjoy the cream layer, these would work perfectly with the peach layer alone. Peaches could also be substituted with strawberries or nectaries.
- If you enjoy these gummies, you may like my other favorite gummie recipe: Strawberry-Lime Gummies.
Have you tried making your own gummies? If so, what’s your favorite flavor?