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It is indeed worthwhile; very tasty and as I love gelatinous sweet treats I have attempted various mixes with gelatine.
However, for a while now and before I read about using simple gelatin granules, I discovered one can use good old fahion (beef) bone stock for likewise purposes. This, I consider, provides a fuller array of nutrient to the end result.
I have for a while now been making some kind of chocolate pudding – gelatinous dessert – using beef bone stock. The way I go about doing this is the following: Bake the raw bones (30-45 minutes 180 degrees Celsius), transfer baked bones to large boiling pot and cover with water 1.5-2 inches above the bones, add a spice mix (pertaining more to a baked dessert recipe which aims at removing the meaty smell and taste: cinnamon, allspice, pepper, aniseed, vanilla and orange zest), and some lemon juice (for the enhanced calcium extraction quality of it). Bring the pot to near boiling state and allow a 12-24 hour simmering (with the additional water supplementation to cover for the evaporation process during the time).
After the 12-24 hour period, I remove the bones, strain the stock through a fine sieve, and let cool so that the entire layer of fat can harden and be fully removed. Next day (after the fridge cooling phaze) the hardened fat is removed, the coagulated stock is slowly heated up to around 70-80 degrees. I add about a pound of fresh shredded coconut meat and with an immersion blender I make a kind of (stock-like coconut milk). This super tasty (coconuty) stock I strain to remove the coconut shreds (which can be turned into nice coconut flour after drying the shreds). I add about 200 grams of very dark chocolate (or 100 grams of cacao powder) (if you have about 4-5 litres of coconut stock) and blend it all. I then transfer the entire coconut, chocolate stock to different receptacles, and allow to cool. That is how coconut and chocolate stock is made. I find it tasty.
What is your opinion on it?
Very nice Recipe…Will definitely try at home!!!
My 14 yr. son made these today with fresh Oregon blackberries (blueberries aren’t quite ready yet). They are really yummy! I’m thinking of bring some to a potluck this weekend! Thanks!
Does the “hydrolyzed” version of Great Lakes gelatin also work (that’s the one in the green can)? Just got some of that today. Bought it because it supposedly worked well in cold liquids as well.
The hydrolyzed gelatin (Green Can) won’t work. It’s great for adding to drinks hot or cold but it won’t gel. You need the Red can to make gelatin treats.
Delicious and easy! My hub broke his ankle and had to have surgery so I’ve been feeding him lots of bone broth and gummies, and these are his favorite so far. Used the Great Lakes gelatin in the red can.
Do NOT use a blender. I consider myself to have a decent amount of common sense so when the recipe told me to put a warm liquid into a “high speed blender” the following went through my head: “this kinda seems like a hair – brained idea… I really wish I had an immersion blender… the recipe says into a blender and that’s what I have… they obviously made this before and it was fine…. Does it say cool after the first purée?? Yes… Well… It’s a small amount in the blender and there’s a ton of air space above for it to move, so if I put it on the lowest setting and then speed it up from there, I think it should be fine….” And what ensued was my worst kitchen disaster to date.
I will note that I use my blender all the time and it has never leaked or splashed even when full. But this stuff is heated. It was worse because I held the lid down tight so instead of it just erupting over the edge, it had more pressure and sprayed EVERYWHERE. I had blueberry liquid all over my face, chest, glasses, white shirt, favorite navy and white striped sweater, my white iPhone, kitchen counter, coffee maker, toaster oven, my WHITE CUPBOARDS, white fridge, and anything else within a 3 foot radius. Blueberry stains horribly, obviously. Luckily it did not hit the ceiling, but I now have permanent purple stains on 2 of my white cupboards.
You can bet that I will be mumbling swear words as I eat my healthy and hopefully delicious gummies later in the day….
Yikes! Sorry that happened, as we have used a blender previously and they do turn out. You could try a few things: 1) don’t blend them! Honestly, when I make gummies I just whisk the heck out of them. There might be a few blueberries left in the gummies, but I don’t mind. 2) blend them in batches or 3) as you pointed out, use an immersion blender. But to your note about letting the liquid cool – don’t let it! As soon as it cools it will turn to jell-o and there is no way to reverse this. You MUST whisk/blend/etc while still hot. -Kara
Tried this and two other gelatin/gummy recipes and the kids did not like them at all. This was very sour and was my first try at gelatin. I will try this recipe another time as maybe I did not make it correctly. If anyone has a Great gelatin recipe that tastes just like gummy bears, I would appreciate it.
Hi – In all honesty, you’re probably not going to find a recipe that tastes JUST like gummy bears, as those are all sugar, and no gelatin. HOWEVER, when I first tried making gummies, I used too much gelatin and they were rather tough. So, there are two things I would try: 1) Double the amount of frozen blueberries you used before, and leave the gelatin the same. 2) You can add stevia or honey as a sweetener to serve them to kids. I would try adding more fruit though first. Hope this helps! -Kara
I found these inedible from the tartness of the lemon juice, but I love the concept and will tweak the recipe to my tastes. But thanks for adding more variety to my otherwise plain diet!
I used the basis of your recipe to make a cherry lime version (what I had in my fridge) and they were awesome! Thanks!
I made these today, but added honey to the mix as my blueberries were already quite tart. Not bad. May try again, maybe with a different juice. Good find.
My 2yr son and I are on the GAPS diet to help heal his gut to handle over 10 foods he is currently allergic to, he loves these gummies and now I have something to send him with to play dates. He no longer is jealous of the other kiddos inflammation filled snacks! Thank you!
That’s great to hear! -Kara
Just made these! I used to make a blueberry lime jam and loved the flavour but obviously don’t eat that much sugar anymore so I decided to substitute some lime juice in for the lemon on this recipe to get the same flavour combination. They taste just like summer! Great recipe.
I made these today for my little one. She has a rare genetic condition where she can’t eat any sucrose (even naturally occurring in fruits and no starches. So this was something i was looking forward to trying. Made a few tweeks though. I added 2 medium strawberries to the pot and simmered with the blueberries, and also added 1 tbsp pf raw honey, as the lemon did make it a little bitter. We used heart shaped icr trays and they came out beautiful and delicious! My little one absolutely loved it. And so did the rest of the family, even dad, who isnt much of a “candy” or sweets guy. Will DEFINITELY always have this around the house. Especially during spring and summer where she sees other kids eating those sugar filled “fruit” snacks! Thank you for this recipe!
Can the lemon juice be substituted for anything? I’m allergic to citrus, but would love to make these.
You could try any fruit juice you like! It will taste different of course, but that’s probably not a big deal here. 🙂
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