Learn how easy it is to make your own homemade CBD gummies with CBD tincture, oil, concentrates, or even flower with these simple step-by-step instructions and tips and tricks for getting the CBD dosage right.
If you haven't already, puree your fruit of choice in a small food processor or blender until smooth. Set aside. Prep your work area and measure out your ingredients. Place the silicone molds on a baking sheet so it is easier to transfer them later.
In a small saucepan over no heat, add the water or juice.
Evenly sprinkle the gelatin over the liquid. Do not stir, let this mixture sit, and allow it to "bloom" for 3-5 minutes. The mixture will be very thick at this point.
After standing and solidifying, place the saucepan over medium heat. Allow the mixture to warm and become liquified.
Once liquid, gently stir the mixture until it reaches a temperature of 165°F. Turn the heat to low.
Pour the fruit purée into the liquid gelatin, and stir the mixture well until all ingredients are well combined.
Add the lecithin, lemon juice, CBD oil or concentrate, and flavoring oils or flavored gelatin (if using).
Whisk well for 5 minutes. This step is very important.
Once whisked well, working quickly using a small pipette, fill your molds with the mixture.
Place the molds in the refridgerator for at least 30 minutes.
Remove the molds from the refrigerator and count how many total gummies you have made. This will help you determine how many milligrams of CBD is in each gummy.
Carefully pop the gummies out of the mold.
Leave the gummies to air dry for 12-24 hours or store the gummies immediately in the refrigerator or freezer.
Run a Test Batch First: As always, I recommend you make one *non-infused* test batch of gummies before trying with your actual product to ensure you like the taste, consistency, and process.
Using Other Concentrates: If you are using other cannabis concentrates instead of distillate, check this guide first to see if the concentrate needs to be decarbed.
Mold Inhibitors: In this recipe, I've used lemon juice as a natural preservative and mold inhibitor. It does not lend a strong or noticeable flavor to the gummies. You can also use LorAnn Mold Inhibitor or potassium sorbate in place of the lemon juice.
A Word of Caution When Air Drying: Humidity will cause an issue of oil sweating if you are air-drying your gummies, especially if they are made with MCT oil. If it is humid where you live, you must air dry your gummies in the refrigerator where the temperature and humidity are better controlled. If you use a food dehydrator to dry your gummies, you must ensure it does not use heat. Any low-temperature dehydrators (~90°) will cause your gummies to melt.
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