With this apple cider vinegar gummies recipe, you will learn how to make your own inexpensive ACV gummies infused with herbs, and customizable to any flavor.
Goli Apple Cider Gummies are all the rage right now. These apple cider vinegar gummies tout their high nutritional value, ability to build immunity, help with detoxification, and ability to manage weight. Not to mention a way to get all of the benefits of raw apple cider vinegar without the tart puckering taste of drinking it straight!
But, they are rather expensive, and what if you could make something similar right at home for just pennies on the dollar? And what if you could make them any flavor you wanted?
Watch my tutorial below, then continue reading for the recipe and full-written instructions.
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When I was growing up, we did a lot of what is now referred to as "glamping." Our family traveled all over the States in our motorhome. We would go with several other family members that also had motorhomes and make our own little caravan.
I remember one of our family friends always had gummy bears. I don't know why I remember that. Truthfully, I wasn't really a fan of those strange chewy things. But ya know that kids, in general, love those things. After all, they are filled with corn syrup and sugar.
Aside from the immune system-killing corn syrup and sugar, those things are also filled with dyes. We now understand those dyes to be harmful and less than an ideal ingredient to consume.
The good news is that there is a way to make fun and yummy tasting gummies without all of the junk. Not only WITHOUT the junk but also filled with a bunch of herbal goodness.
These herbal gummies make a great way to get kids to take their supplements. As well as get some extra nutrition down them when they may tend to be picky eaters or just need some additional nutritional help.
Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies
Raw apple cider vinegar comes packed full of healthy yeast and bacteria (prebiotics) that feed the digestive system and help build up those good bugs (probiotics).
When the apple cider vinegar is heated, it kills off those beneficial organisms. Make sure that it is raw with the "mother" inside of the jar. The "mother" is what contains these beneficial organisms, and will look like a little gel-like object floating around at the bottom of the jar. This is how we know the vinegar is alive and raw - not cooked. To preserve these beneficial organisms in this recipe, do not heat the apple cider vinegar above 120 degrees and no longer than 8 minutes. The benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar include:
- Aides in weight management
- Aides in managing blood sugars
- Contains potassium
- Aides in sore throats
- Aides heart health
- Can help with dandruff
- And so much more!
Grass-Fed Beef Gelatin Benefits
Grass-Fed Beef gelatin is a higher quality product providing many health and nutritional benefits conventional gelatins do not. Do your research, and make sure your gelatin comes from pasture-raised, non-GMO, grass-fed cows without any additional fillers or artificial flavors.
Grass-Fed Gelatin Health Benefits include:
- Contains protein
- Aids in digestive health
- Eases joint pain
- Promotes better sleep
- Aids in weight management
- Aids in managing blood sugars
Vegetarian Alternative to Gelitan
As Catholics, on Fridays, we don't eat meat. So I'll make two different batches of this. One with gelatin (an animal derivative) and then one with agar-agar which is a seaweed that creates a gel-like substance.
That way, we can still get our gummies in on Fridays too! This works great also if you are vegetarian or vegan. Agar-Agar health benefits include:
- Contains fiber
- Contains calcium
- Contains iron
- Aids in managing blood sugars
- Aids in weight management
- Promotes digestive health
Benefits of Raw Honey
Conventional honey has been processed which reduces and even eliminates the beneficial nutrients and antioxidants found in raw honey. Local honey not only supports your local economy, but can further help in reducing seasonal allergy symptoms, so source local raw honey when possible. As with the raw apple cider vinegar in this recipe, do not heat the honey above 120 degrees and no longer than 8 minutes. The health benefits of raw honey include:
- Contains vitamins, nutrients, and enzymes
- Aides in allergy relief
- Improves blood health
- Boosts the immune system
- Aides in skin health
- Promotes digestive health
Types of Herbs to Use in Gummies
Herbs are an excellent way of flavoring gummies, and to add even more nutritional and medicinal properties. I won’t take the time to list all of their properties here, but you can take a deeper dive into herbs, and blending your own herbal teas with our Medicinal Teas in Small Spaces Course.
Some great teas that we already have blended and could be used for these herbal apple cider vinegar gummies are:
- High Desert Hibiscus (a tropical fruity flavor - red gummies)
- Coastal Cranberry Spice (Spiced cranberry tea - red gummies)
- Harvest Berry (Blackberry cobbler like - red gummies)
- Rose Garden Repose ( chamomile flavor - yellow gummies)
- Mossy Rock Green Tea (Not herbal but we love the Green tea flavor & green color)
- Cottage Peach Rooibos ( peachy flavor - yellowish brown gummies)
- Barn Raising Berry (tart berry flavor - red gummies)
- Mountain Hazel Not Coffee ( coffee like flavor - brown gummies)
- Chai Rooibos ( chai flavored - brown gummies)
- Kombucha Flavorings would work as well
Now, this is a shortlist of herbal teas that would work, but keep in mind everyone's taste preference is different. The berry flavors are our favorites and most recommended for using raw apple cider vinegar. Plus, most of them have a hibiscus that gives the red color along with elderberries and rose hips that we love for their medicinal properties.
When choosing a flavor, also keep in mind the combination of the apple cider vinegar with the tea flavor will be different than if you drank the tea plain. So say you're not a fan of an apple-flavored chai; the chai blend might not be the one for you.
Experiment and have fun! It can be like those jelly beans where you don't know what the flavors will be like until you try them ;) In fact, that might make this even more fun for the children!
Herbal Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies Recipe
- Add the water and loose leaf tea to a small saucepan on the stove. Bring water and tea to a boil.
- Once the tea is boiling, turn the heat down to a light simmer, and simmer the tea leaves until liquid is reduced in half. Strain the tea leaves through a sieve, and let cool to room temperature.
- Check the tea temperature with your thermometer, and make sure that it is not warmer than 120 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Add the raw apple cider vinegar and the honey; whisk to combine.
- Add the grass-fed beef gelatine or agar agar powder and whisk in evenly.
- Place the pan back on the stove, and heat on low just until the gelatin dissolved. (Remember not to allow the mixture to get above 120 degrees or heat for longer than 8 minutes. It should only take a minute or so on low heat.)
- Turn the heat off and remove from the stove.
- Using large droppers place the herbal apple cider vinegar gelatin into your molds of choice.
- Place the molds in the refrigerator and let them chill for about 20 minutes or until firm.
- Remove the gummies from the molds, and keep them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 7-14 days.
I'm curious, what flavor would you or will you be making? Share by leaving a comment below!
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