We love homemade gummies at our house for a fun way to get an extra protein boost as well as some gut healing from the gelatin. These Sparkling Ginger Gummies are hands down the best gummies I’ve made at home. We often use fruit juice or kombucha and fruit purees but it can take a lot of fruit to mask the flavor of the gelatin. Ginger bug soda (fermented ginger and sugar to create a feremented soda) or a quality, store bought ginger ale can really cut the taste of gelatin while providing the wonderful health properties of ginger to this already healthy snack. Ginger is high in gingerol which has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and has long been known to help with digestion. I often add minced crystallized ginger and probiotics to the mix for even more digestive support. These are the perfect gummies after a weekend of indulging or holiday fun. My patients and my family all love these gut healing gummies!
Sparkling Ginger Gummies:
12 ounces of fermented ginger bug soda or quality, high ginger content ginger ale
3 Tbsp of grass fed gelatin
1 Tbsp minced crystallized ginger (optional)
3 grams or 30 billion CFUs of probiotic powder (optional)
1-2 Tbsp collagen (optional)
Heat ginger soda until slightly warmer than lukewarm. Warm enough to dissolve the gelatin but not hot enough to break the bonds- warm to the touch but not too hot is the best way I can describe. Play with it, it’s easy to find the right temperature.
Mix in gelatin slowly, a small amount at a time until it completely dissolves. Add optional ingredients to finish.
Pour into greased mold or small casserole dish, chill for 30-60 minutes and ENJOY!
Can be stored in the fridge for a week or frozen for 3-4 months although the texture is much softer after being frozen.
What are your favorite gummy recipes?
– Dr. Catherine Clinton