How to Make Homemade Gumdrops
After learning about the potential health benefits of botanical-derived products, more people are making their own botanical-infused edibles.
Busy, health-conscious people appreciate convenience and consistency, so many people find infused gumdrops their preferred mode of botanical consumption.
Eating a gumdrop or two per day makes it easier to maintain a steady delivery of botanicals to your endocannabinoid system. Simply keep a few gummies handy every day and take them as scheduled.
Many people notice health improvements after taking botanicals for at least a month.
Why Use Gumdrops?
Some people cannot or do not want to use traditional modes of botanical consumption because they involve smoking their flower and/or vaping, so they find edibles more palatable and wholesome.
You can make gumdrops low calorie and low sodium, so you have better alternatives to pre-made edibles with high fat, sugar levels, and cost.
Many people also do not like to sugar right before bedtime, so low calorie-low sugar gumdrops are perfect for the evening time.
The more you make gumdrops, the more you can play around with flavor and texture. Add additional texture. Add fruit extracts. Or, play around with outrageous combinations like a dash of chili spice and mango flavor. Doesn’t that sound delicious?
Are you ready to expand your repertoire of culinary arts into the world of home infusions?
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You don’t have to be an accomplished chef to make delicious and potent gumdrops. If you love infused edibles, but don’t really enjoy cooking, have no fear! This recipe for gumdrops is very simple and quick.
- 2 cups of sugar (or sugar substitute)
- ½ cup of water for gelatin mixture
- ¾ cup of water for the sugar syrup
- 3 packages of gelatin or 2 tablespoons of gelatin powder (unflavored or flavored)
Premade or homemade infused oil (2-3 teaspoons or adjusted to your liking)
- Optional: additional extracts, sugar, or another topping to coat gummies.
- A large saucepan
- A large stirring bowl
- A stirring spoon
Preparing the Gelatin Mixture:
- Add ½ cup of water and gelatin to a large stirring bowl.
- Stir the ingredients so the gelatin mixture is distributed evenly throughout the water.
- Let the mixture soak while you make the sugar syrup.
Preparing the Sugar Syrup:
Place ¾ cup of water and 2 cups of sugar in a large saucepan.
- Bring the mixture to a boil.
- Then, let it simmer for about 5 minutes.
- Remove it from the heat.
- Carefully pour the hot sugar syrup into the mixing bowl containing the gelatin mixture.
- Stir well.
Now you are ready to add infused oil to the gumdrop liquid:
Add 2-3 teaspoons of botanical-infused oil.
- Stir the ingredients really well.
- Carefully pour the gumdrop liquid into the molds.
- Refrigerate the gumdrops for 4 hours.
If you’d like, you can substitute oils and ingredients in order to customize the gumdrop recipe. For example, coconut oil would pair well with citrus juice to create a refreshing tropical taste. Adding a lemon extract to amplify the flavor is another possibility. Peppermint, orange, cinnamon, and vanilla extract are all possible editions. Yum!
Another option is to coat your gumdrops with coarse, white sugar or some other decorative and tasty topping.
Make your edibles visually appealing and have fun with the final presentation of your culinary masterpieces. Wait until your friends see- and then taste them!
Some people even like to add a bit more sugar or a natural sweetener to their gumdrops. Especially, if they are using a really tart flavor like cherry.