These healthy CBD or THC gummies are made with just 3 whole food ingredients: fruit, water, and gelatin and are infused with concentrate. How to make CBD gummies in 15 minutes for just $20 with this easy CBD gummies recipe using Simply Add CBD™ Baking Oil. Makes 120 CBD gummy bears!
Healthy CBD or THC Gummies Made With Concentrates
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These delicious fruit gummies are made with just 3 whole food ingredients: fruit, water or juice, and gelatin. They contain no added sugar, dyes, or artificial flavors and can be easily infused with your choice of CBD or THC concentrates for a more natural, delicious gummy experience.
Healthy Cannabis Gummies Made With Concentrates
These healthy cannabis gummies are made with just 3 whole food ingredients: fruit, water or juice, and gelatin and are perfect for supporting a healthy cannabis lifestyle.
Unlike traditional cannabis gummies, these gummies contain no jello, no artificial dyes, no artificial flavors, no artificial sweeteners, and no added sugar.
If you don’t have cannabis concentrates available or are looking for a more traditional cannabis gummy alternative, I also have these different gummy recipes available:
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Why Homemade Edibles Are Better
As a Holistic Cannabis Practitioner and registered dietitian, my students come to me looking for ways to improve their health through a holistic lifestyle approach.
Many people don’t want the traditional jello gummies and instead want a healthier cannabis recipe, and I totally respect that.
Unfortunately, many of the cannabis edibles on the shelves today are filled with ingredients that don’t support good health, including high fructose corn syrup, artificial food dyes, artificial sugar, or tons of unnecessary added sugar.
Like you, many people I’ve worked with are managing their health and wellness with diet and lifestyle changes, which means these products are not right for you or them.
By making your own healthy gummies at home, you will have more control over the ingredients you use, the quality of the ingredients, and the final dosages.
Why Cannabis Gummies?
Consuming cannabis edibles is a way of consuming CBD or THC other forms of cannabis in food.
For many people, the thought of cannabis edibles conjures up stereotypical images.
Just imagine a friend accidentally eating too much of a special brownie and subsequently freaking out or passing out.
Thankfully with the rapid legalization of cannabis, talk of CBD or THC edibles has become much more educated, informed, and diverse.
Along with brownies and cookies, gummies and gummy bears seem to be among the most popular edible choices on the market, especially for first-time consumers.
Gummies continue to be a consumer favorite because they are relatively easy to make, enjoyable to eat, and easy to dose once you know how they affect you personally.
CBD or THC Gummies?
CBD, also known as cannabidiol, is a cannabinoid taking the wellness scene by storm, and for a good reason.
THC, known as Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol, is a cannabinoid loved by both medical and recreational cannabis consumers.
Consuming CBD or THC gummies may impact your physical or mental health by interacting with your body’s endocannabinoid system.
The endocannabinoid system is meant to help maintain homeostasis, or balance in the body.
CBD is not intoxicating, meaning it does not give the feeling of intoxication or ‘being high’, while THC can be intoxicating and induce a high feeling.
It’s entirely your choice whether you would like to use CBD or THC in this recipe.
Both offer many benefits, making them a favorite choice for many of my Cannabis Compass Course students.
How to Make Healthy Gummies At Home
Luckily, after weeks and weeks of testing, I have finally locked down a healthy homemade infused gummy recipe that I am happy with.
This recipe tastes amazing, it can easily be customized, and all of the ingredients have a health-benefiting property.
Made with real fruits and/or real vegetables, these gummies have a vibrant color, a delicious taste, important vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and even dietary fiber – without anything artificial.
Made with Cannabis Concentrates
You can easily use cannabis concentrates in this recipe to make perfect gummies.
From distillate or CO2 oil, to shatter or wax, and FECO or RSO, all can work for this recipe.
Depending on what concentrate you are using, you will want to ensure that your cannabis concentrate is decarbed first, if needed.
If you are not sure if your cannabis concentrate needs to be decarbed, you can check this guide here.
How much you will add is up to you and your personal taste preferences, 1mL or 1 gram is a good place to start.
Expert Tips For Making Good Cannabis Gummies
Set your intention first; how much CBD or THC do you want to use?
Do you want to eat the entire batch in one sitting, or do you want to take two-a-day like a supplement along with your daily multivitamin?
When using gummy molds, know that using different shapes or sizes will result in different dosages per gummy, even for a single batch.
When making your fruit puree, your fruit puree of choice can be either fresh or canned or frozen and thawed.
Depending on the fruit, peel or remove any seeds first as desired.
Avoid choosing the following fruits: pineapple, kiwi, ginger root, papaya, figs, or guava.
These fruits contain an enzyme that will break down the gelatin protein structures and ruin the recipe.
To make your own customizable version with vegetables, use ½ fruit paired with ½ vegetable puree of choice.
While having a dedicated gummy bear mold may be cute and helpful, it is not necessary.
You can make this recipe just about any container you have and cut it to the desired shape and size once the mixture is set.
Helpful Tools to Make Homemade Gummies
If you are like me, you might want to make your gummies RIGHT NOW, but there are a few things you’re going to need before you can make this recipe.
You can certainly opt for alternatives, but to make these the right way, you’re going to need to order a few things first:
- Fresh Fruit or Frozen Fruit of choice
- THC or CBD Concentrate
Frequently Asked Cannabis Gummy Questions
Below are answers to some of the most important frequently asked cannabis gummy questions that were not addressed above.
How To Store These Cannabis Gummies?
Once removed from the gummy molds, you can choose to either air-dry these gummies or simply store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
How To Air Dry Cannabis Gummies
If you want to enjoy the gummies right away, they do not need to dry out on the counter or in a dehydrator, but many people prefer to air dry them for enhanced texture and less moisture.
To successfully air dry, or cure the cannabis gummies, you first need to remove them from the molds.
Once free from the molds, you can place them on a wire baking rack, parchment paper, or a paper towel.
Allow these gummies to dry at room temperature for at least 24 hours.
Many people will drape a piece of cheesecloth over the gummies to prevent any contaminants from falling on them.
If you do this, ensure you are using a breathable fabric.
If you have a food dehydrator available, you can place the gummies to speed up the process.
However, this should only be done on with a dehydrator that has a fan-only setting.
You do not want to dry with a dehydrator that introduces heat, as this may cause them to melt.
Finally, some people prefer to lightly dust their air-dried gummies with a small amount of cornstarch to remove any last bits of moisture.
Can You Freeze These Cannabis Gummies?
If you don’t plan on consuming your gummies within two weeks, you can easily freeze them.
Freezing gummies does not alter the potency of the gummies, and in fact, may even help preserve potency over time.
How to Determine The Dosing
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Not sure what your perfect dose is? Learn more here.
What is the Right Gummies Dosage?
Properly dosing cannabis is the #1 question I continue to receive in my Well With Cannabis Community.
The answer to the dosing question is not cut and dry and is not the same for everyone.
A starting cannabis dosage should be made on a case-by-case basis for each individual, but no matter how you start, it is always recommended to start low and go slow.
There are different concentrations of CBD or THC oil and different situations for which various concentrations would be appropriate.
Thus, different dosages are required for different individuals.
That is why I offer my in-depth Cannabis Compass Online Course to help individuals like you determine their own perfect dose.
Estimating Your Final Dose
Because there is some variability with this recipe, it will take a bit of math to determine how many THC or CBD milligrams are in your final product.
This is because THC or CBD oil can come in many different concentrations, and the mold wells are all different sizes.
To estimate your final CBD gummies dose, you will need to know:
- What concentration of cannabis oil or concentrate you are starting with?
- How many final gummies did you end up with?
This recipe calls for 1mL of CBD or THC concentrate. Your concentration will determine how strong your final product is.
- 1mL of a 500mg oil will provide 16.6mg of CBD
- 1mL of a 500mg concentrate will provide 500mg of CBD
You will divide your concentration by the total number of gummies you make.
For example, if your mold yielded 50 gummies, you will get:
- 16.6mg of CBD oil divided by 50 gummies = 0.33mg per gummy
- 500mg of CBD concentrate divided by 50 gummies = 10mg per gummy
See the difference? Concentration matters.
This is the formula for determining your final dose:
- Total milligrams of CBD or THC used divided by the final number of gummies = amount of CBD or THC per gummy
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Recipe for How to Make CBD Gummies
We crafted this CBD gummies recipe in order to make it easy for even the most inexperienced baker learn how to make CBD gummies.
Using this exact CBD gummies recipe, you’ll create 20-120 total CBD gummies, depending on the mold you use. We used two different molds in order to create different strength gummies with CBD dosages.
First, we used a CBD gummy bears mold that are about 2.5 mg of CBD each, which this recipe can make 120 CBD gummy bears that are about 2.5 mg of CBD each. These 2.5 mg gummies are perfect if you want to take smaller dosages of CBD throughout the day.
We also used a larger cannabis leaf gummy mold. Using this mold, our recipe made about 20 CBD leaves per batch with 15 mg of CBD in each leaf. This size and dosage of CBD gummy is best for those looking to take one gummy at a time to get an average 15 mg dose once or twice a day.
Benefits of CBD Gummies
CBD gummies are actually a form of CBD edible. CBD edibles are arguably the best way of consuming CBD as it allows the body to get a consistent supply of CBD over time, also known as microdosing.
After you eat a CBD gummy and it enters the stomach, it is digested, CBD slowly breaks down from the gummy, and enters the endocannabinoid system.
Tips for How to Make CBD Gummies
We recommend making this simple CBD gummies recipe exactly how it is detailed out below.
15 mg CBD Gummies: This recipe will make roughly 10 ounces of CBD gummy mixture, which will make 20 pcs of 1/2 oz CBD gummies that are about 15 mg CBD per gummy, as we did with the cannabis leaf mold.
2.5 mg CBD Gummy Bears: If you make standard gummy bears that are about 1/4 teaspoon each, then each CBD gummy bear will be roughly 2.5 mg of CBD. You will end up with about 120 total CBD gummy bears per batch.
If you are making some changes to this recipe, including using a different sized mold than the two options listed above, please check out the “Notes” section of the CBD gummies recipe below. There we explain exactly how to calculate the CBD dosage per gummy and make sure your CBD dosage right for you!
Note: The average CBD dosage of our staff at Simply Add CBD is around 10-20 mg of CBD per serving. This is one (1) CBD gummy cannabis leaves when following this recipe. If you do a standard gummy bear mold, this would roughly be four (4) to eight (8) CBD gummy bears.
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*Using any other CBD oil besides Simply Add CBD™ Baking Oil may drastically change the recipe, taste, and potency of your CBD gummies.
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Simple CBD Gummies Recipe
How to make CBD gummies in 15 minutes for just $20 with this easy CBD gummies recipe using Simply Add CBD™ Baking Oil. Makes 120 CBD gummy bears!
- ½ cup Water
- 3 tbsp Stevia Stevia makes them Keto and Paleo, too!
- 2.5 tbsp Gelatin
- ½ tsp Powdered Flavoring we used Very Berry from a cooking store
- ¼ tsp Vitamin C Powder use more to make them more sour!
- 12 ml Simply Add CBD™ Baking Oil ≈ 2.5 mg CBD per 1/4 tsp Gummy Bear or 15 mg per 0.5 oz Hemp Leaf
- 1/4 tsp Powdered Fruit (optional) Adds coloring and flavor. We used a powdered Acai Maqui Bowl Mix powder from Whole Foods.
Pour the water into the saucepan and place the pan on your stove burner. Set your stove burner on the lowest setting.
Add in the stevia, powdered flavoring, and vitamin C powder. Mix with your whisk for 1-2 minutes until fully incorporated.
Begin pouring in your gelatin slowly, a little at a time, while continuing to mix with your wire whisk.
Pouring the gelatin in too fast or too much in at one time will create little (or sometimes big) gelatin clumps. This will cause your gummies to not have a smooth texture. See notes section for further details on this.
Once your gelatin is fully incorporated and you have a smooth mixture, remove the sauce pan from the heat.
Using the disposable pipette, begin to fill your silicone gummy mold with your CBD gummy mixture. As you are filling in the gummy mold, be sure to regularly mix up the CBD gummy mixture that remains in the sauce pan to keep it from setting and to ensure the CBD oil remains dispersed.
Let sit for 15 minutes at room temperature, then put them in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to finish curing.
Pull them from the refrigerator and remove them from the silicone mold, placing them into a mason jar or any other container with a lid to keep them fresh!
If you accidentally pour your gelatin into the sauce pan too fast, try turning the heat up just slightly for a few minutes and use your whisk to aggressively beat the mixture to try to get them to break apart.
DO NOT keep the heat up too high for too long or keep the overall mixture on the heat for too long trying to break apart the larger gelatin clumps, as your mixture will evaporate too much water and begin turning into a paste.
Try to break them apart for only a few minutes and if it doesn’t work, begin the pipette filling of the silicone mold. When you get down to where there are too many clumps, use a small strainer to strain the remaining amount into a small bowl, then pipette the rest into the silicone molds.
When changing the recipe to make more or less servings, make sure to calculate your Simply Add CBD™ Baking Oil requirements accordingly to reach your desired dosage of CBD. This is also true if you decide to cut larger sized CBD pieces of fruit tart, but less total quantity with this exact recipe – your CBD dosage per serving will increase.
To figure out the dosage per slice of CBD fruit tart, use the values below to calculate your total CBD used and divide by the number of servings you expect. This is the estimated CBD per serving.
CBD dosage per CBD Gummy ≈ (Total ml of Simply Add CBD™ Baking Oil used X 25 mg) / # of expected gummies