Gummies are sooo much fun to make and sooo versatile! I’ll save you the long story about how my love affair with homemade gummies began, because I’m sure you just want the recipe 😉
(But when you’re ready to advance your Gummy skills beyond these simple Homemade Grape Gummies, then check out this post to get inspiration for new flavors, molds, and extra special “add-ins”!
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And now…a few tips to make this recipe successful!
- While you can get by with a whisk or fork to mix in the gelatin, it really works best with a stick blender. They’re relatively inexpensive, and can be used for pureeing soups and making things like hummus (even my Brown Batter Dip, which is more like a nutritious dessert…yum!)
- If you use fruit juice, make sure to use a concentrate. I’ve found that when using regular juice, the flavors are too bland in the finished gummy. I solved this by buying frozen grape concentrate from my grocery store, and it tastes perfect when prepared as described in the recipe below. You can also get creative and find shelf-stable juice concentrates (like Tart Cherry Juice) in some stores or online.
- Make sure you refrigerate these gummies when you’re done snacking on them! They are not shelf-stable like store-bought gummies, and will start to mold when left at room temperature for a couple days.
Homemade Grape Gummies
- Silicone Mold (optional, or any pan with sides, like a cake pan)
- 2+ Quart Pot
- Stick Blender (optional, but guarantees a non-clumpy gummie)
- 12 oz Frozen Grape Juice 100% pure juice
- 1/2 cup Water
- 4 Tbsp Gelatin, Unflavored Grass-fed is most nutritious, otherwise use whatever you can find
- Pour 12-oz grape juice concentrate and 1/2-cup water into your pot. Heat until steam starts to rise, but don't let it boil.
- Sprinkle 4 Tbsp of gelatin powder over the top of the juice, and wait a moment to let it "bloom" (it will gradually absorb some of the liquid without being mixed).
- Turn off the stove. Carefully use the stick blender* (or whisk) to thoroughly mix the gelatin into the juice.
- Pour the juice/gelatin mixture into a cute silicone mold or cake pan. Wait until the gummies have solidified (you can speed up the process by placing the molds in the refrigerator or freezer until gelled).
- Once gummies are firm, remove them from molds (if using a cake pan, cut into desired shape before removing).
- Eat and enjoy! Store leftovers in the refrigerator.