This no-fail recipe for CBD or THC gummies made with tincture is the perfect recipe for delicious cannabis gummies that are made with an alcohol-based tincture, full-extract cannabis oil, also known as FECO/RSO, or other cannabis concentrates.
Fill the bottom portion of the double boiler with 1 cup of water. Place on the stove and bring to a boil over medium heat. Once boiling, turn the heat off.
Away from the stove or open flame, add the tincture to the top portion of the double boiler. Place the top insert over the bottom pan.
Carefully and slowly turn the stove back on to medium heat and allow at least 75% of the alcohol to evaporate from the tincture, stirring occasionally. The tincture will significantly reduce in volume, leaving a sticky black oil.
If you're using prepared FECO/RSO or another cannabis concentrate, start here by adding the FECO to the double boiler.
Whisk in the lecithin. Turn off the heat and set it aside.
In a small bowl, add ½ cup of water or juice. Gently whisk the unflavored gelatin into the liquid until it is well incorporated. The mixture will become very thick. Set aside to bloom.
In a separate small saucepan on the stove, bring the remaining ½ cup of water or juice to a boil.
Once boiling, add the lemon juice and the flavored jello packet to the hot liquid. Mix well to dissolve.
Carefully and slowly pour the jello mix into the double boiler with the reduced tincture/FECO and lecithin while whisking consistently until all ingredients are incorporated.
Add the bloomed gelatin to the double boiler. If using flavoring oils, add your desired amount here.
Return the double boiler to low heat. Whisk the mixture consistently for 5 minutes, ensuring no clumps form. Turn off the heat. This step is essential!
Using a squeeze bottle or pipette, add the gummy mixture to your gummy molds of choice.
Allow the filled molds to set for at least 30 minutes before removing the gummies from the molds.
Leave the gummies to air dry for 24 hours, or store the gummies 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.
Be Careful: Take extreme caution if you are using a gas stove when evaporating the alcohol from a tincture as the fumes are flammable. Ensure proper ventilation and common-sense safety measures are in place.
Using Other Concentrates: If you are using cannabis concentrates instead of FECO/RSO, 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.
Lecithin Options: Yes, you can use powdered lecithin in place of the liquid lecithin in the exact same amount. If your infused oil has sunflower lecithin, you should still add the ½ teaspoon called for in this recipe.
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.