Every time I take my 4 year old to swimming lessons I find he is asking if he can buy some lollies from the front desk on the way out. I don't mind if he has a lolly on the odd occasion but store bought lollies usually have so many nasties and of course a bucket load of sugar in them so I though it would be fun to make our own at home!
Here's the recipe I used, but the juice and fruit combinations can be mixed up with any flavour you like!
Raspberry and Apple Gummy Lollies
What you'll need:
1/4 cup gelatine powder
1 cup organic apple juice
1/2 cup raspberries, puréed (I used defrosted frozen ones and puréed with an immersion blender)
1-2 tablespoons honey or other natural sweetener (this is optional, my kids found them sweet enough without the honey)
1. In a small saucepan, mix apple juice, puréed raspberries and honey (if using), on a low heat until warm.
2. Slowly sprinkle gelatine powder over the warm mixture and stir with a whisk continuously until there are no clumps remaining.
3. Take saucepan off the heat and pour mixture into a silicone mould. I used a duck shape mould I found at Kmart but if you don't have any fun shapes you could use a larger silicone brownie or cake mould and cut into squares once it is set.
4. Refrigerate until set!
Our little ducks only took about 20 minutes to set and the recipe made 48 lollies.
If you try any other flavour combinations we would love to hear how they go in the comments below!