Do you want an easy healthy sugar-free gummies recipe? Made with fruit tea, this is a fun activity to enjoy with your children.
Scroll below to watch the quick cooking video.
Most gummies, and jelly/jello sweets are made with sugar and additives that aren’t kid-friendly (IMHO), so I make my sugar-free gummies using fruit tea.
There are so many varieties, you’re sure to find a few flavours that your children love.
Sugar-Free Gummy Bears & Worms
Only 3 simple ingredients are required for these sugar-free gummy bears – your favourite fruit tea, sweetener of choice and gelatine.
You may wish to add some extra (natural) food colouring so the sugar-free gummies truly replicate the psychedelic gummy bears and worms available in the store.
First – brew your fruit tea.
I make mine extremely STRONG! A fruit tea is generally a gentle flavour, but that won’t cut the mustard with your kids. They will be expecting a strong flavour that packs a real punch. Depending on the fruit tea you have chosen, you may need to use 2, or even 3 tea bags. Keep them brewing for longer than you think is necessary.
Second – add your gelatine and sweetener.
Sugar-free gummies require a lot of gelatine so they are strong and sturdy. No one wants a floppy gummy bear or a worm that snaps in half when you take it out the mould.WOW - Healthy sugar-free gummies, teddies and worms. A great fun activity to make with your children.
And sweetener, add a little bit extra than you think you may need, or a little if less you are making sour gummies. And with ALL my recipes, PLEASE taste before the final touch. So many people write to tell me a recipe wasn’t sweet enough, and this is the trickiest aspect of sugar-free recipes – because your sweet tooth will be dictated by how long you have been sugar free.
So at the beginning you may require a LOT more sweetener and as time goes on, the sweetener you add will become less and less.
Third – fill your droppers
After much trial and error, I have perfected the art of filling the dropper.
You don’t want any bubbles at the top of the dropper, you will end up with bubbly gummy bears and worms. So my top tip is once the dropper is empty of sugar-free gummies mixture, keep the bulb squeezed and place it straight back into the bowl and release under the surface of the sugar-free gummies mixture again to fill the dropper once more.
Finally – begin to fill your sugar-free gummy moulds
Make a variety of colours (I chose to add a few drops of food colouring to make them truly “gummy like”).
And look below where I show you how to make two-coloured gummy worms.
How To Make Two Colour Gummy Worms
And how do you make two coloured sugar-free worms?
Simply hold two filled droppers at once, and at the same time, gently squeeze the droppers into each end of the worm mould. Voila! A psychedelic sugar-free worm.
Imagine all the colour/flavour combinations you and your children could make.
- Orange & strawberry
- Blood orange & lime
- Lime & raspberry
- Passionfruit & fruits of the forest
- 4 fruits & lime
Sugar-Free Gummies & Parties
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Sugar-Free Gummies – the video
Sugar-Free Gummies & Worms
For each fruit tea flavour
- In a heatproof dish or mug, add the fruit tea bags and 250ml (1 cup) hot water. Leave to brew until a very strong flavour develops.
- Remove the fruit tea bags, and whilst still hot, add the gelatine and sweetener. Stir to dissolve.
- Add food colouring (optional). Repeat the recipe for the next flavour fruit tea.
Pouring the moulds
- Gently fill the droppers (as instructed above) and begin to fill the gummy bear and worm moulds.
- Place in the fridge until set. This takes about an hour, but the longer you leave them, the more solid and sturdy they will become.