Lookin’ to delight your taste buds with something sweet and delicious? Of course you are! So let’s get straight to it and put a healthy twist on a classic treat - GUMMIES! There is something about this simple yet satisfying treat that never gets old - even if some of us are *wink wink*. But for the sake of health and wellness, let’s modify the version of gummies that we grew up with because, let’s be real here, we can all use the added benefits without the sugar and preservatives.
I haven’t even gotten to the best part yet; when you make your own gummies using our Culinary Gelatin, you can choose your own flavor and shape! Gone are the days of picking through an entire bag of gummies just to eat all the red ones.
Benefits of Gelatin Supplements
Before we dive into making yummy gummies, let’s talk a bit about our Culinary Gelatin and its uses and benefits!
At Great Lakes, we’ve been in the game for a very looooong time, so it’s safe to say that we know a thing or two about gelatin. The translucent powder is flavorless and odorless, which makes it the ideal ingredient to use in the kitchen...honestly, you wouldn’t believe what you can do with gelatin.
It may be great in the kitchen but it can also be great for you! I know we are talking about its role in gummies, but did I mention that it is Keto-certified and Paleo-friendly? Yep, this versatile ingredient has ZERO carbs! And if that isn't enough gelatin also supports healthy hair, skin, joints, and nails.
If you simply associate gelatin with the jiggly-deliciousness of Jello, then you are going to be in complete awe when you see that it can be used in soups, marshmallows, gravy, as a thickening substitute and so much more! To see a full list of out-of-this-world recipes that use gelatin, check out our gelatin recipe page!
Hopefully, you now have a better understanding of what gelatin is, but now, here comes the fun part! Let’s use this versatile ingredient to make the treat that we all came for... GUMMIES! As I mentioned before, everyone loves gummies; it’s the treat that never loses its appeal. You can literally make the bouncy but firm treat into any shape, size, or flavor that you want.
And hey, have fun with it!
There are hundreds of fun and quirky gummy molds available online so that you can show up with themed, delicious gelatin gummies for every occasion. If you really want to get creative, gummies recipes are simple enough to add unique ingredients that make them your own. For example, you can totally make adult gummies with your spirit of choice or even wine - red, white, and rosé! (Of course, adding any ingredient that contains alcohol does require a bit more steps and a thermometer to make sure that the gummies stay, well...boozy.)
So yeah, show off those culinary skills and get creative with your gummies! Check out this delicious recipe, bet you can’t just eat one!
Carmel and Chocolate Panna Cotta
This dessert is light, filling, and has a texture similar to that of pudding. The caramel and chocolate combo is a wonderful jackpot of flavors that’s well worth the wait. Find the full recipe HERE.
How Does Culinary Gelatin Differ from Collagen Peptides?
We can briefly discuss the differences between Collagen Peptides and Culinary Gelatin but if you want to know more, check out this past blog we did about their differences and how both are used. It’s a very common question in the supplement world, so let’s talk about it!
The main ingredient that makes gummies, well...gummy, is gelatin! So you might be asking yourself if you can make these with collagen since they are so much alike. The short answer is no but let’s find out why.
Gelatin is a form of collagen and has an identical nutritional profile as collagen. Because of their similarities, they actually share all of the same amazing benefits! Gelatin is mainly used for its thickening or gelling properties and will thicken as it cools down after being added to hot water, so use discretion when adding it to recipes - you don’t want to end up with a thick cup of tea. On the other hand, heat-stable collagen does not alter the state of a liquid and will completely dissolve in hot or cold water, so you wouldn’t want to use this as a thickening substitute.
The cliff note’s version of what makes the two supplements different comes down to how each reacts when added to liquid.
Our lives are already filled with choices and decisions, and that is what is so great about these two supplements...you don’t have to choose! In fact, I recommend keeping both unflavored supplements stocked in your kitchen because you never know what you’re going to be in the mood for!
There is no age limit on delicious treats or gummies but there are options that health-conscious adults, like ourselves, can enjoy with our family! So satisfy those taste buds and show us how you use gelatin by sharing your favorite recipes!