• Amy Raimondi, NTP, MLIS

Wellness Gummies: Elderberry and Vitamin C

Updated: Mar 7



Elderberry Gummies


Ingredients:

You will also need a silicon mold. Place your mold on a steady surface like a cutting board or cookie sheet for easy transfer. You can probably make it like jello if you don't have a mold; just pour it into a glass baking dish and cut it into squares after it sets. Molds are great to have though, you can also use them to make homemade chocolates (plus they are cute!)


Instructions:

  1. Pour the water into a blender. Add the beef gelatin and let it sit while you heat up the elderberry syrup (this allows the gelatin to "bloom" and makes it blend better).

  2. In a medium pot over medium heat, bring the elderberry syrup to a simmer (almost boiling but not quite).

  3. Start the blender with the cold juice and gelatin on low and immediately but slowly pour the hot-but-not-boiling Vitamin C juice into the blender (I put the lid on but take the small cap off the top of blender to pour the liquid in while it's blending). Once the liquid is all in, you can blend it for about 15-30 more seconds or until thoroughly combined. If you overblend, it may get foamy.

  4. If you have a steady hand and a good spout on your blender, you can start pouring the liquid in to the silicon molds; or you might want to transfer it to something with a better spout (I used a Pyrex measuring cup because it was easier to control). Some people use a baster, syringe or pipette if their molds are small and intricate.

  5. Transfer your mold to the refrigerator and let it sit for at least 2-3 hours.

  6. Pop the gummies out of the mold and store them in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Note: You can use a medium mixing bowl and whisk instead of a blender.


Vitamin C Gummies


Ingredients:

You will also need a silicon mold. Place your mold on a steady surface like a cutting board or cookie sheet for easy transfer. You can probably make it like jello if you don't have a mold; just pour it into a glass baking dish and cut it into squares after it sets. Molds are great to have though, you can also use them to make homemade chocolates (plus they are cute!)

Instructions:

  1. Pour 1/2 cup cold juice into a blender. Add the beef gelatin and let it sit while you make the rest of the juice (this allows the gelatin to "bloom" and makes it blend better).

  2. In a medium pot over medium heat, bring the other 1 1/2 cups juice to a simmer (almost boiling but not quite). Whisk in the Vitamin C powder until it's thoroughly combined. If you are using a different Vitamin C powder than the one recommended, you may want to taste it after each teaspoon is added since the flavors of the powders may vary.

  3. Start the blender with the cold juice and gelatin on low and immediately but slowly pour the hot-but-not-boiling Vitamin C juice into the blender (I put the lid on but take the small cap off the top of blender to pour the liquid in while it's blending). Once the liquid is all in, you can blend it for about 15-30 more seconds or until thoroughly combined. If you overblend, it may get foamy.

  4. If you have a steady hand and a good spout on your blender, you can start pouring the liquid in to the silicon molds; or you might want to transfer it to something with a better spout (I used a Pyrex measuring cup because it was easier to control). Some people use a baster, syringe or pipette if their molds are small and intricate.

  5. Transfer your mold to the refrigerator and let it sit for at least 2-3 hours.

  6. Pop the gummies out of the mold and store them in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Note: You can use a medium mixing bowl and whisk instead of a blender.


For layered wellness gummies:



Follow the instructions above for the Vitamin C gummies. Once you get to step 4, just fill up each mold only halfway.


Transfer your mold to the refrigerator and let it sit for at least 1 hour.


While that is chilling, make the elderberry gummies using the instructions above (but don't heat it all up and blend it until you are sure the Vitamin C gummies are already firm!).


Once you get to step 4, just pour the elderberry gummy mixture on top of the totally set Vitamin C gummy mixture.


Transfer your mold to the refrigerator and let it sit for at least 2-3 hours.


Pop the gummies out of the mold and store them in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Note that if you are making layered gummies, you are going to have twice as much gummy mixture. If you don't have a few silicone molds to hold it all, you can half each recipe, or try it jello-style by pouring it into a glass baking dish and cutting it into squares (or use cookie cutters!) after it sets.


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