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DIY CBD Gummies Recipe: Control Your Dose

cbd gummies

CBD gummies are all the rage right now. And for good reason. They give you the benefits of CBD with the convenience of an easy to take delivery method. Plus, they taste really good.

And sure, it’s easy to grab a pack online or from your local retailers. But they can be expensive. And, you don’t control the dose. That’s a bummer.

The nice thing is, CBD gummies are actually really easy to make. They don’t take a lot of time or effort, and there are very few ingredients.

And, you control the exact dosage.

DIY CBD Gummies

Ingredients:

  • CBD oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 ½ cups fruit juice or coconut water
  • ½ cup gelatin
  • Food coloring (optional)

How to make:

  1. Pour your gelatin into a medium glass bowl
  2. In a medium saucepan, add the juice/coconut water and honey and combine over low heat until it starts to simmer. Remove from heat.
  3. Pour the warm liquid to the gelatin and whisk quickly to blend well.
  4. Allow the mixture to cool for a few five minutes. If you’re using food coloring, add it now, then whisk some more.
  5. Pour the mixture into your molds.
  6. Add your desired amount of CBD to each mold, then give each one a little stir.
  7. Refrigerate until firm, then carefully remove them from the molds and store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.

See, we told you it was easy.

Here’s Julio whipping up a batch!

The Vegan Alternative

For the vegetarians or vegans out there, you may have peeked at the ingredient list and thought, nope, not for me.

Don’t eat honey? Julio switched it out for some brown sugar.

And we know, gelatin is made from animal collagen, so it’s not in your wheelhouse.

The good thing is, there are several meat-free alternatives that work just as well as gelatin. These are some good ones:

  1. Agar/Agar-agar
    If you’re using agar, 1 teaspoon gelatin = 1 teaspoon agar powder (this will set 1 cup of liquid). For reference, 1 teaspoon agar powder = 1 tablespoon agar flakes = 1/2 agar bar
  2. Carrageenan, Carrageen, or Irish Moss
    With this substitute, to set 1 cup of liquid, use 1 ounce dried carrageenan.
  3. Vegetable Jel
    With this alternative, 1 teaspoon of gelatin is equal to 1 1/2 teaspoons vegetable jel.

Use any of these as you would the gelatin in the recipe above! Enjoy