Cherry Gummies

Plate of cherry gummies

 

Cherry Gummies

These homemade gummies are super easy to make and so much healthier than what you'll find in the candy aisle. Plus, with added benefits of gut supporting grass-fed gelatin, immune boosting elerberry, and melatonin-boosting cherry juice (that means a better night's sleep), these are a sure win for the whole family!
Prep Time20 mins
Time to set2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 30 mins
Course: Snack
Keyword: Gelatin, Gummies, Gut health, Immune health
Servings: 20 gummies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup organic cherry juice
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1-2 tbsp raw honey (preferably local)
  • 3 tbsp grass-fed gelatin
  • 2 tbsp elderberry syrup (optional; see note below)

Instructions

  • Add cherry juice, lemon juice, and honey to a small saucepan.
  • Sprinkle gelatin on top and allow to "bloom" for about 5 minutes. Juice will thicken.
  • Set saucepan over LOW heat and begin stirring gently with a whisk until juice mixture thins. Continue whisking for a few minutes until gelatin is completely dissolved. Do not allow mixture to heat beyond slightly warm.
  • When gelatin is completely dissolved, pour juice mixture into small, individual silicone molds...½ to 1 tablespoon per gummie. You can also pour into a small baking dish coated with coconut oil.
  • Refrigerate gelatin mixture and allow to set for 2 hours.
  • Remove gummies from molds when they're cold to prevent breaking. If you used a baking dish, cut into individual squares.
  • Store refrigerated in an airtight container for 1 week...if they last that long!
    Close up of homemade cherry gummy

Notes

Enjoy 1 or 2 gummies a day, and especially before bedtime. Cherry juice can increase your circulating melatonin levels...your natural sleep hormone.
I used R.W. Knudsen organic cherry juice
One of my favorite sources for grass-fed, pasture-raised gelatin is Further Food
Here is my recipe for Elderberry Syrup

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