Do you know how gelatin is made?
Boiled beef bones. Sounds good right?
Think about that next time you pick up a box of jello or some gummy bears…
So bear with me on this recipe…I’m not too experienced with the molecular gastronomy stuff and I think it would help if I was….
I used 4 1/2 teaspoons of agar powder (not flakes, the powder is more potent!)
1 12oz frozen can of organic strawberry lemonade.
I let the lemonade melt down in a saucepan and added the agar, whisking to ensure no clumps.
Bring the mixture to a gentle boil and turn down the heat as low as possible, whisking the whole time.
Whisk constantly for 5 minutes.
Pour into a silicone mold and let cool for 2 hours.
Now don’t expect these to have the texture of a gummy bear/worm/etc. They’re good, but different. Softer, more like jello. If anybody has suggestions on how to make these “gummier” I’m all ears! I’ll be researching some other ways as well and will update if I find some secrets…
My four year old was ECSTATIC about these and as long as she’s happy with the results, I’m happy too!
[After having these sit in the fridge for a few days the texture is much better! You just have to keep in mind that we’re using different & healthier ingredients so you’re going to have a different & healthier result. But I am really enjoying them after having firm up in the fridge, way better than the first day.]
my silicone mold from amazon comes in handy.