Homemade Gummies with Gin Gin & Dry Orange Powder
It’s a well-known fact that we all need that extra boost now and again to help our immune system. The best way to do this is from consuming it naturally through food. This can sometimes be difficult especially when busy lifestyles or fussy eaters are involved.
Supplements are an easy way to top up our bodies with much-needed vitamins and minerals, especially in the winter months. But many have nasty additives or synthetic vitamins which our body cannot absorb properly. Gummy vitamins in particular are loaded with artificial food dyes, fillers, and high amounts of sugar.
These homemade natural gummies contain our Gin Gin & Dry Orange Powder with naturally occurring vitamin C. Our Orange Powder is made from whole oranges, including the rind. In fact, orange rind contains nearly 3 times the vitamin C content than the inner fruit and 4 times more fiber. We use locally grown Australian oranges, which are sliced, dried, then powdered, with nothing else added at any stage. Our powder is all 100% fruit.
It is important when making your own gummies to use a good quality gelatine product. This not only helps with the taste but also adds other health benefits. This recipe uses Nutra Organics’ Natural Gelatin which provides collagen protein with key amino acids. These are great for tissue building, repair, and gut wellbeing.
We sweeten these gummies with local raw honey, which has the added bonus of providing antioxidants, antimicrobial and antibacterial properties. Honey itself is a great immunity booster. It helps digestive issues and improves gut health with natural prebiotics.
You can also add natural Vitamin C powder or other probiotics sourced from your local good health food stores or chemist. Please follow packaging dosage instructions and always seek health advice from your doctor regarding taking additional supplements.
These homemade orange gummies are a great way to help top up your immune system and are sure to be a hit with the whole family.
- ½ cup (80g) of Gelatin bloomed in 1 Cup of water
- 2 cups of freshly squeezed orange juice
- 4 tbsp of raw honey (optional)
- 3 tbsp (20g) of 100% Australian Gin Gin & Dry Orange Powder
- Multi-vitamin or vitamin C powder (optional)
- Silicon molds or small cookie cutter (to make individual serves)
1. Mix the gelatin and water together in a small bowl. Allow it to bloom for 5 minutes. This is where the gelatin soaks up all the liquid and becomes rubbery.
2. In a saucepan over low heat, mix the orange juice and honey to dissolve. Do not boil the mixture. Low heat is all that is required throughout the recipe, it you have a kitchen thermometer keep the mixture below 50°c. See Note below.
3. Add the Gin Gin & Dry Orange Powder. It won’t dissolve completely due to the grounded zest but remember this is where the extra vitamin c and fibre is. If you are making these for children and you know they won’t like the texture, you can strain the mixture through a fine sieve before pouring into moulds.
4. Add the bloomed gelatin to the saucepan and stir until it has dissolved into the mixture.
5. Remove from the heat and add the powdered supplement (if using). Stir well until combined.
6. Pour into your chosen moulds before placing in the fridge. (Alternatively, you can pour into a 22cm x 22cm heatproof baking dish sprayed with cooking spray and use mini cookie cutters to make the single serves).
7. Allow to set for at least 2 hours before removing from the moulds or cutting. Store in a glass jar or container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
- Vitamin C will start to denature at temperature from 40°c. Significant loss happens at 60°c and over.