Mixed Berry Kombucha Gummy Snacks

This homemade gummy candy is made with fresh berries, kombucha and just a touch of agave syrup, making them the healthiest gummy fruit snack around!

a plate of homemade gummy candies flavored with Kombucha and berries

Learn how to make homemade gummy candy! It’s easier than it sounds!

GUESS WHAT?!! Sorry if I seem overly excited, but this is kind of a big deal for me.

Because these amazing homemade gummy candies have made it possible for me to enjoy my all-time favorite candy, which is gummy anything: bears, worms, peach rings, Gushers (back in the day), you name it- while also feeling healthy AF about it.

And not getting a weird stomach ache from eating too many of them which always happens because I have zero self-control around gummy candy.

heart shaped kombucha gummy snacks

This is why I’m not really allowed to bring bags of gummy candy home.

Even the all-natural ones made from beeswax or fruit pectin still make my tummy sad because I will 100% eat 100 of them in one sitting. I can’t help it.

a plate of homemade gummy candies flavored with Kombucha and berries

Sometimes I buy the gummy vitamins just so I that I’m allowed to eat a couple of them a day in order to keep my gummy cravings at bay.

But now I have something even better: these homemade Mixed Berry Kombucha Gummies!

Kombucha Gummy Snack mixture being poured into silicone heart molds

Ingredients we need for homemade gummy candy: 

  • Fresh fruit puree – I used raspberry and strawberry because that’s what I had on hand, but honestly, you could use any type of fruit that can be pureed.
  • Kombucha– yes, the fizzy fermented drink that’s full of probiotics. Score.
  • Gelatin– a rich source of dietary collagen; consuming gelatin has tons of health benefits for your skin, hair, nails, bones and more. The kind I use in recipes is from Vital Proteins. As someone who keeps their animal product to a minimum, it is important to me that when I do consume animal products that they are ethically sourced. I like Vital Proteins because their gelatin comes from pasture-raised, grass-fed cows.
  • Honey or agave syrup– use as little or as much as needed to sweeten up the gummy snacks to your taste. And you can feel good knowing that these kombucha gummy snacks contain none of the refined sugar or corn syrup that is usually found in conventional gummy snacks.
Kombucha Gummy Snacks in heart molds

The best part about these homemade Kombucha Gummies  (besides the health factor) is that you can get super playful with the molds.

If you have a silicone ice cube tray already, by all means..but why not have some fun with it too while you’re at it?

Heart molds are a cute choice for Valentine’s Day, but you could really go crazy with it- animals, dinosaurs, robots, STAR WARS!

heart shaped kombucha gummy snacks

Tips for making the best homemade gummy candy: 

  • Gelatins are not created equal. You will need to look at the bloom strength when purchasing gelatin. The most common brand is Knox, which has a bloom strength of 225 and it would work fine here. “Platinum” gelatin goes up to 260 and “Gold” is generally around 200, “Silver” is 160, and “Bronze” can be as low as 125 – practically useless for homemade gummy candy. If you only find powdered gelatin with a bloom strength of under 200, you would need to increase the quantity of gelatin or you might end up with jelly, not kombucha gummies.
  • Make sure you don’t boil the gelatin!
  • Gelatin begins to set pretty quickly as it cools down, so it is best to keep to work relatively quickly when filling your molds.

Variations on these homemade kombucha gummies: 

  • I used strawberries and raspberries for this kombucha gummies recipe, but any berry would work.
  • If you want to become more creative with your fruit, note that certain fresh fruits can prevent gelatin from setting and are best avoided. Amongst them are pineapple, kiwi, mango, ginger root, papaya, figs, or guava.
  • Alcohol can also interfere with the setting properties of gelatin in high portions. Cooking the alcohols reduces the alcohol content and makes your homemade gummy candy gel easier.

heart shaped kombucha gummy snacks

How long will these homemade gummies last?

I recommend you keep your homemade healthy gummies in an airtight container and store them in the refrigerator. That way they will last for about 2 weeks. If you leave them at room temperature they will last a few days as well but I’d strongly recommend storing them in the refrigerator.

How do I keep my homemade gummy candy from sticking together?

If you find that your homemade kombucha gummies stick together, simply sprinkle a small amount of powdered sugar or even cornstarch over the gummies and shake before storing them in airtight containers.

hands holding a plate of Homemade gummy candies flavored with Kombucha and berries

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Mixed Berry Kombucha Gummy Snacks

These easy Homemade Gummy Candies are made with fresh berries, kombucha and just a touch of agave syrup, making them the healthiest gummy snack around!

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword homemade gummy bears, homemade gummy candy, kombucha gummies
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Chilling time 2 hours
Total Time 22 minutes
Author Denisse

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups chopped berries I used raspberries and strawberries
  • 1 cup kombucha use berry flavored kombucha for extra berry goodness
  • 4 tablespoons high-quality gelatin
  • 2 tablespoons honey or agave syrup

Instructions

  1. Puree berries in a high speed blender or food processor. Pass through a fine mesh sieve into a large bowl to remove any seeds. You should have about 1 cup of fruit puree.
  2. In a small pot over very low heat, warm the kombucha gently for about 1-2 minutes (do not boil). Gradually whisk in gelatin until dissolved (kombucha will fizz slightly).
  3. When gelatin has dissolved completely, quickly whisk in fruit puree and honey or agave.
  4. Pour mixture into molds and chill for 1-2 hours or until solid. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

Recipe Notes

  • Gelatins are not created equal. You will need to look at the bloom strength when purchasing gelatin. The most common brand is Knox, which has a bloom strength of 225 and it would work fine here. "Platinum" gelatin goes up to 260 and "Gold" is generally around 200, "Silver" is 160, and "Bronze" can be as low as 125 - practically useless for homemade gummy candy. If you only find powdered gelatin with a bloom strength of under 200, you would need to increase the quantity of gelatine or you might end up with jelly, not kombucha gummies.
  • Make sure you don't boil the gelatine! 
  • Gelatin begins to set pretty quickly as it cools down, so it is best to keep to work relatively quickly when filling your molds.

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Comments

    1. Denisse Post author

      I’m not sure which is best in terms of healthiest, but some of my favorite brands are GT’s, Kevita, The Bu and Healthade…honestly I tend to get whatever is on sale haha! But I always look at the sugar content in the flavors and try to go for the ones with a lower sugar content (under 5 grams per serving). Hope that helps!

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