Remember this post?
I wasn’t kidding! Earlier this week, I whipped out my trusty Breville and got to work makin’ juice, son. If you say that out loud in your best rapper voice, it sounds like I mean money, but I really mean actual juice, honest. Aaand I just wanted to make you say it. Out loud. No? Just me?
Here’s the recipe, adapted from this one:
- 4 tbsp. unflavored gelatin (it ended up being 5 packets of Knox)
- 1 1/2 c. fresh juice (I used a combination of celery, green apple, and lime)
- optional: 1-2 tbsp. raw organic honey (the original recipe calls for honey depending on the level of sweetness of your juice… I debated, because I like the clean, grassy flavor the celery contributes to the juice, but wasn’t sure what the final product would taste like in gummy form, so I opted for 1 tbsp. Next time, I might add a little more.)
As called for, I poured my juice into a small saucepan and sprinkled the gelatin over top, giving it a minute to bloom (when the gelatin absorbs fully into the liquid and it looks all wrinkly and crazy-like). Once absorbed, I placed my saucepan on medium-low heat and whisked just until the gelatin had melted and the liquid was no longer grainy… I wasn’t trying to cook it. At this point, I added a little honey and whisked until that melted, then poured my green concoction into an 8×8 baking dish (that I had sprayed with a little Trader Joe’s coconut oil spray just in case – I didn’t want to run into sticking).
And there you have it! Green juice gummies. The verdict? They are preeeetty good. I will say they are a little less fruit-snack-esque and a little more reminiscent of another childhood favorite – the jell-o jiggler (which we called “knox blox” at my house), but they are still a tasty treat. Also, my juice was a little heavy on the celery but I’m weird and I kind of like that. And – best part – I don’t have to feel bad about eating them ALL!