Learn how to make homemade cannabis gummies with this quick and easy recipe that only requires 3 ingredients, right in the comfort of your own kitchen.
Take control over the dosage of your own medicine, flavour of choice and bank account, by making your own cannabis gummies at home. Another good reason to make your edibles is so you know the exact ingredients that went into them.
In some states and countries where cannabis edibles are legal, the government has implemented many strict regulations on the dosage of edibles readily available to the public. While this can benefit first time or occasional users, it becomes very difficult and expensive for seasoned cannabis users to obtain their medicine. Making your own edibles may seem daunting but that is why I have created this blog, to help those in need or those eager to learn more about the exciting world of cannabis edibles.
Another benefit of making your own edibles is controlling your desired dosage and using your favourite ingredients. The flavour options for these homemade cannabis gummies are truly endless. You can literally use any flavour of liquid your heart desires, such as:
- champagne, sparkling wine
- fruit & vegetable juice combo
- cold tea, green, black, red rooibos
- fruit juice, store-bought or freshly squeezed
**All of these liquids will form into a gummy except unpasteurized, fresh juices from fruits that contain the enzyme protease, which will disrupt the gelling process. These fruits include pineapple, papaya, kiwi, mango, guava, fig, and pawpaw. The way around this is to kill off the enzyme by pasteurizing the juice first, using heat. Using a double boiler, heat the juice to 70°C/160°F for 1 minute. Chill the juice before using it in the recipe. **
My personal choice would be a freshly squeezed juice or a fruity kombucha. If you are using a juice such as cranberry, grapefruit or sour cherry, that needs to be sweetened a bit more, add in some regular honey unless you want your dosage to be higher then use some more medicated honey.
The third ingredient, gelatin, is really the star of this recipe. Gelatin has amazing gelling properties. 1 tablespoon of gelatin will set 2 cups of liquid, so you may be thinking “why is there 3 ½ tablespoons in this recipe?” The desired characteristic of a gummy is to be a bit more firm than jello so it will release from the silicone mold nicely and hold it’s shape once removed from the mold. Gelatin, also known as collagen, has been said to have many health benefits for the human body. Some examples are:
- strong, healthy bones
- healthy skin, hair & nails
- supports good gut health
- creates strong connective tissue in your body’s joints
- high in protein, 1 ounce of gelatin contains 7 grams of protein
Quick & Easy Homemade Cannabis Gummies Recipe
Place the fruit juice or kombucha in a saucepan. Sprinkle the powdered gelatin over the liquid & allow to sit for 5 minutes. The mixture will become thick as the gelatin blooms.
Place the saucepan with the gelatin mixture over medium heat. Stir after a couple minutes until the gelatin is completely dissolved. Do not allow the mixture to boil!
Stir in the honey & pour the mixture into a liquid measure or container with a pour spout.
Pour the mixture into silicone molds or a silicone baking pan. Place in the fridge to chill & set for 3 hours.
Use a knife or your fingers to gently peel away one edge of the gummies at a time then pop out the rest. If using a baking pan, remove from the pan & cut to desired sizes. Store your homemade cannabis gummies in an airtight container for 1 week.
Tips for making perfect cannabis gummies:
- use pasteurized juices or the juice from fruits without the enzyme protease
- use high-quality gelatin that isn’t chemically processed
- allow the gelatin to fully hydrate (bloom) before adding heat to dissolve it
- avoid boiling the gummy mixture
- pour the mixture into the molds right away as it starts to set quickly
- use a good quality, easy-flex silicone mold designed for candy making
- once the gummies have set, remove them from the mold & store in an airtight container to prevent them from drying out
Shown above are my blood orange hibiscus rose kombucha gummies which are based off the same recipe but requires a few more exotic ingredients such as hibiscus concentrate and rose water.
Find the recipe here: Blood Orange Hibiscus Rose Cannabis-Infused Kombucha Gummies
Author: My Edibles Chef
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