Incredibly easy to make at home, and a delicious way to get your raw apple cider vinegar without the added stuff that factory-made gummies have. With only 3 ingredients (and many variations), you'll be reaching for this recipe over and over.
- a silicone gummy tray*
- small saucepan
- 60 ml, or 1/8 cup of raw apple cider vinegar (not distilled!)^
- 30 ml, or 2 T of liquid sweetener: honey, maple syrup, agave syrup, fruit syrup, etc.
- 1 to 2 T of gelatin
- 1 ice cube.
Place raw apple cider vinegar, sweetener, and ice cube in a small saucepan. Wait until the ice cube melts. This helps the gelatin to bloom, in the next step.
Sprinkle the gelatin over the cold mixture. Use 1 T for a soft gummy which may not completely come out of the silicone tray without refrigeration, or 2 T for a firm gummy, or something inbetween to your taste.
Wait a few minutes for the gelatin to soak up the liquid.
Using the barest minimum of heat, swirl the mixture over a low flame on the stove. Remove from heat as soon as the granules of gelatin have dissolved. Applying heat will eventually destroy the 'mother' cultures in the raw vinegar (and the enzymes in the raw honey if applicable).
Immediately pour the mixture into your container of choice. The gummies will set in about 45 minutes at room temperature, 10 minutes in the refrigerator, and a few minutes in the freezer.
* No silicone tray? You can substitute a silicone ice cube tray or a small storage container. Flip the firmed-up gelatin mixture out of the storage container and cut into cubes or shapes.
^ Since the vinegar is the predominant taste in the gummy, use a high-quality one. Homemade fire cider makes a tangy and spicy gummy and works too. You can also try infusing your vinegar first for a week or two with herbs or spices.