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Blueberries & Cream Gummies – Paleo

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It has been 3 years (THREE YEARS? How has it been that long?) since I originally posted this recipe and never took any pictures of them. Every time I make them, I think “I should really take pictures and post them with the recipe” but do I do it? No. Until now.

Blueberries & Cream Gummies {by Our Paleo Life}

When I originally made these, it was because I had a headcold and was reading about the health benefits of gelatin. Fast forward exactly 3 years + 1 day, and here I am with a headcold (courtesy of close quarters with 6 other jurors over the past 4 days) and the thought to eat more gelatin came to mind.

Blueberries & Cream Gummies {by Our Paleo Life}

This time, I doubled the recipe and used the 8×8 pan called for in the directions, which gave me these nice, tall cubes. If you’re not doubling the recipe like I did here, your cubes will be half the size. For the sake of ease and time, I always cut my gummies in squares rather than cookie cutters or pouring them into molds. Although I did find some really adorable gummy bear molds on Amazon, so I might be rethinking that ease and time thing.

Blueberries & Cream Gummies {by Our Paleo Life}

And since I’m often asked what kind of gelatin to use: I always have and always will use Great Lakes Beef Gelatin. Great Lakes is a very trusted brand among the paleo community (and me personally). I have never tried the porcine gelatin, only the beef, so that’s all I can recommend because I know it’s great and it always works well for me. You should be able to find it locally, but if not, Thrive Market is a great place to get it for a cheaper price than you could find it in stores anyway.

Blueberries & Cream Gummies {by Our Paleo Life}

The recipe calls for 1:1 ratio of water to coconut milk, but you can definitely omit the water altogether and use all coconut milk for a creamier gummy. I like it both ways, and it’s nice to have the option when I only have a little bit of coconut milk leftover from another recipe (because I rarely ever use a full can at one time).

Blueberries & Cream Gummies {by Our Paleo Life}

And since these gummies keep well at both room temp or in the fridge, they make really great snacks for kids. School, church, road trips, anywhere you are that you need to keep their mouths full so they stay quiet. You get the idea…

Blueberries & Cream Gummies {by Our Paleo Life}

Blueberries & Cream Gummies

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Inactive Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

My kids love these real-fruit, no-sugar gummies and I love that they're getting the benefits from gelatin and real fruit and not the nasty side-effects of corn syrup and artificial colors and flavors.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Frozen Blueberries, thawed
  • 1-1/2 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1/3 cup Water, omit and double the coconut milk for creamier gummies
  • 1/3 cup Coconut Milk, canned, full-fat
  • 6 Tbsp Great Lakes Beef Gelatin
  • 6 Tbsp Maple Syrup, or Honey

Instructions

  1. Blend blueberries, lemon juice, water, and coconut milk.
  2. In a small pot over low heat, whisk this mixture with the maple syrup. Slowly pour in the gelatin while whisking to avoid any lumps. It may appear like you don’t have enough liquid until it melts.
  3. If you're using a mold, transfer your blueberry mixture into a container with a spout and carefully pour it into the mold. Otherwise, just pour it all into an 8x8 square pan (silicone is best, but glass or nonstick will do). There may be a layer of foam on the top, so if there is and you don't want it on there, just skim it off. I'm indifferent and usually just leave it.
  4. Transfer to freezer and let sit for 5-10 minutes, or refrigerate for about 30 minutes.
  5. Remove and pop out your gummies. If you used the 8x8 pan, cut your gummies into shapes with a cookie cutter or just slice into cubes (cubes will give you zero waste). They will keep at room temperature but will last longer if stored in the fridge.
Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g
Blueberries & Cream Gummies – Paleo

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CJ

Monday 25th of January 2021

Sound good, but definitely not no-sugar!

Kendra Benson

Monday 25th of January 2021

There is no sugar (white or refined sugar/sweeteners). Only sweetened with all-natural honey or maple syrup.

Sheila Arnold

Tuesday 19th of January 2021

Would I be able to use a monkfruit or stevia liquid - or should I use the Lakanto Syrup? Would it still work?

Kendra Benson

Tuesday 19th of January 2021

I've never tried them with a keto-friendly sweetener, but I think they would work better with a 1:1 sub like the Lakanto Syrup (Nature's Hollow makes an excellent maple syrup as well).

Meredith Rubin

Saturday 25th of August 2018

If I wanted to make these without adding any sweetener (maple syrup or honey), do you think I would need to change the liquid ratios?

Dana

Monday 18th of December 2017

I made these and they came out liquidy! It's not clear how long you cook it for. What did I do wrong?

Kendra Benson

Wednesday 20th of December 2017

They stayed liquidy even after refrigerating to solidify them? The cooking is only to melt the gelatin with the liquid, it doesn't need to be cooked to a certain point, and shouldn't even be brought to a boil. If they didn't solidify, it's possible that not enough gelatin was added. I haven't had this happen to me before so I'm not sure what happened with your batch.

Kendra Benson

Thursday 16th of March 2017

@Yolanda, so long as it is unflavored, unsweetened gelatin, it should work fine.

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