I adapted this recipe and with help of my 6 year old son to make these “frozen candy.”
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- 1 cup (200g / 7oz) fresh or defrosted fruit such strawberries, blueberry, raspberry, etc.
- ⅓ cup (70g / 3floz) water
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 4 teaspoons unflavored gelatin
- Purée all the fresh or defrosted fruit in a blender or food processor.
- Strain it so the gummies are seedless.
- Combine all ingredients except for gelatin in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir with a whisk.
- When it comes to a simmer gradually sprinkle and whisk the gelatin into the mixture, stirring constantly. (Avoid dumping gelatin into pan all at once, which will cause big globs of gelatin to remain in finished product.) Recipe moderator note: We’ve published another way to add the gelatin whereby you bloom it first in cold water. Please take a look at these instructions!
- Continue heating over medium-low heat until it comes to a simmer and all ingredients are well combined and gelatin is completely melted. (The mixture will change from a grainy, jelly-like consistency to a more glassy, smooth consistency when gelatin is all melted.)
- Take it off the heat and pass it through a sieve to remove any remaining gelatin or fruit bits. If there are bubbles on top remove with a spoon.
- Place silicone molds—could be any shape such bears, puzzle pieces or worms—on a cookie sheet (which makes it easier to move without spilling once filled).
- Original recipe instructions are to “Pour mixture into silicone mold and place in the fridge for a minimum of 6 hours. Any air bubbles that appear just pop with a toothpick. Carefully pop gummy bears out of mold and store in an airtight container in the fridge. They will keep in the refrigerator for a few weeks.” We freeze them, however, because it’s easier to pull them out of the silicone molds that way.
- I put them in regular small plastic containers for kids for school snack time. In two to three hours they become jiggly and fun to eat.