Lemon-Raspberry Gelatin Gummies

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Raspberry Gummies

Looking to get more gelatin into your diet but don’t like making bone broth? Well, I still think you should be making broth, but gummies are a great way to get in some gut-healing nutrients as well as enjoy a fun little treat. Gelatin contains two amino acids that are typically lacking in our diets, glycine and proline. Glycine in particular is wonderful important for healthy skin, nails, hair, as well as connective tissue.

If you are looking for a good source, I would suggest getting grass-fed gelatin, like this product, and it comes in both beef and pork varieties. Make sure to get the “red can”, as the green one does not gel (but is wonderful for adding to smoothies like this one). You can use anything for gummy molds–I like these cute hearts, but I started out making them in a small baking dish and cutting them into little squares. Also, be prepared that these will not last long… even in a non-AIP household!

Raspberry Gummies

 

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Lemon-Raspberry Gelatin Gummies
 
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Serves: 24 gummies
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup lemon juice
  • 1 cup frozen raspberries
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • ¼ cup grass-fed gelatin (I like this brand)
Instructions
  1. Place lemon juice and raspberries in a blender and blend on high until completely mixed. Pour into a saucepan.
  2. Add the honey and gelatin and whisk together. You will have a thick paste. Turn the heat on low, and continue to whisk the mixture for 5-10 minutes, until it becomes thin and everything is incorporated. Take off the heat.
  3. Pour into silicone molds or a small baking dish. Set in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour to firm up.
  4. If you used a small baking dish as a receptacle, cut into bite-size squares. Otherwise, remove gummies from their molds and enjoy!

 

About Mickey Trescott

Mickey Trescott is a cook and one of the bloggers behind Autoimmune Paleo. After recovering from her own struggle with both Celiac and Hashimoto’s disease, adrenal fatigue, and multiple vitamin deficiencies, Mickey started to write about her experience to share with others and help them realize they are not alone in their struggles. She is a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner by the Nutritional Therapy Association, and is the author of The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook, a guide and recipe book for the autoimmune protocol, and AIP Batch Cook, a video-based batch cooking program. You also can find her on Instagram.

93 comments

  • Debra E says

    LOVE! Thank you for this awesome recipe! Unfortunately (or fortunately for me) my girls didn’t like it as well as I did. Maybe next time I’ll try to strain out the raspberry seeds so they don’t keep getting stuck in my teeth.

    • Mickey says

      Debra,
      Happy you liked it! Yes, it has a little bit of a gritty texture, but I don’t mind it. :)

      Mickey

  • Kay says

    They came out delicious! Thanks for this recipe, I’ll be using it a lot. 😀

  • Inma says

    Thank you for the recipe!and it’s great they have the gelatine at iHerb!being from Spain and un Spain it’s hard sometimes to get certain productos here. I will totally vive it a try:-)
    By the way,bought your book,and I’m looking forward to try out many recipes!

  • Andrea says

    These look great and I’m looking forward to trying them!

    I have another question for you though and am not sure where to ask it, but I started AIP two days ago (I was diagnosed as a celiac 8 years ago and have been gluten free but have remaining digestive and health issues) and I have to travel next week, twice (both in-state) for work. I am very worried about how I can keep to this diet while traveling and would really appreciate any advice.

    thanks!

  • Amanda says

    My kids loved these and so did I. I just want to throw a warning out there that if this is your first time eating gelatin, don’t consume too many gummies. I ended up with a stomach ache and my toddler had some serious bathroom issues!
    They are certainly delicious, though. I will be making them again but starting with one or two gummies a day and then working our way up. :)

    • Mickey says

      Amanda,
      Thanks for the heads up, yes you will want to take it slow with introducing any new food at quantity, even a healthful one. Glad you liked them!

      Mickey

  • Kehau says

    Do you think this would work with frozen strawberries? Organic frozen raspberries are wicked expensive where we live. Didnt know if other berry types would be an option. Blueberries and strawberries are the cheapest.

    Thanks!! I suck at consuming bone broth so I’m excited for this!

    • Mickey says

      Kehau,
      Yes, strawberries would be delicious! Let me know how it goes!

      Mickey

  • Melissa says

    Hi Mickey :)
    Great recipe! How do you store these, and for how long do they keep? Do you think they’d travel well in an insulated cooler bag with other frozen/cold food?
    Thanks!

    • Mickey says

      Melissa,
      I store them in the fridge, but they should be fine at room temp for a few hours. We always eat them within a few days of making, but I suspect they would last about a week. I think they would do well in an insulated travel bag! Good luck.

      Mickey

  • Ariel Yve says

    I’m always happy to find AIP Paleo recipes without coconut (the oil works for me, but the flesh…not so much). These look SO good! I might try them with blueberries as well :)

    Quick question…I’m allergic to honey. Could I replace it with liquid stevia, or would that effect the texture?

    • Mickey says

      Hi Ariel,
      I don’t recommend stevia as per Sarah Ballanyne’s recommendations (it is not allowed on AIP). You can replace the honey with maple syrup, though!

      Mickey

  • Debby says

    Hi Mickey

    This recipe looks amazing, and I’m definitely trying to get more gelatine into my diet, so this will work perfectly. I usually buy powdered gelatine in 10g sachets, which I mix with about 1/4 cup of water. Would this work out to the same amount as the 1/4 cup of gelatine in your recipe, or would it be different?

    Thanks a mil
    Debby

    • Mickey says

      Hi Debby,
      I’m not sure about the conversion there, you will have to do the conversion. If you are mixing it with water you may be diluting it too much to use in this recipe. Hope it helps!

      Mickey

  • Shannon says

    Hi Mickey,

    First … these look amazing. I am starting my protocol tomorrow and have a feeling these will be a permanent part of the diet. Also, your book is coming in the mail any day now. I cannot wait! I’ve heard only wonderful things about your recipes. Thank you. :)

    Can I ask your advice about something? I have had hidradenitis suppurativa for 17 years (I’m 53) and about a year ago, when my HS was at its very worse (even worse than when I had surgery under my arms ten years ago) and I was feeling very hopeless, I was accepted into a clinical study on the effects of Humira on HS. The purpose of the study is to get HS on-label so it can be prescribed for that. I was part of a study of 300 people worldwide.

    The test was a double-blind study, so I’m only speculating, but I suspect that I had full-strength Humira for the first part and a placebo or half-dose for the second part, because although I had immediate improvement at first, ever since the second phase my improvement has waned. Now I’ve found the AIP and want to jump in, but I have a refrigerator full of Humira shots–a three month supply, which is over $18,000 worth of medicine. At this point, I’m out of the study (because I was no longer improving) but still getting a free year’s supply of Humira. I truly do not know what to do with all that medicine. I understand that it is suppose to suppress my inflammatory response and I don’t know if it would hinder the healing I expect to have on the AIP or affect the results of the elimination diet. I won’t see the doctor again for three months, so if I quit, I quit. I don’t think I can stop the medicine now and pick it up again later.

    I don’t want to be on Humira my entire life. I do believe, from everything I’ve read, that the AIP will be the thing that finally heals my HS. I guess I’m answering my own question here, because as I read what I’ve written, it seems clear I don’t want to be on the medicine anymore. I just feel funny ignoring all those expensive syringes sitting in my fridge. First world problems, eh?

    I’d still be interested in hearing your thoughts. Thank you for all the help you have been to so many people who are in need of hope.

    • Mickey says

      Shannon,
      I think you know the answer to this one, but I really can’t give any advice pertaining to medical conditions or medication. I have been in the situation of owning something very “expensive” that was bad for my health, and giving or throwing it away because it was not contributing to my healing (it wasn’t medication, but it was an odd situation to be in).

      If you do decide not to use the Humira, you may be able to donate it to someone who does not have insurance and needs it to survive.

      I would also suggest Tara Grant’s book on HS, The Hidden Plague. I am sure you know about it, but just throwing it out there in case you don’t.

      Wishing you success and healing, whatever you decide!

      Mickey

  • Melanie says

    How many and how often of these do you recommend for health benefits?

    • Mickey says

      Melanie,
      I recommend incorporating some broth every day for gelatin and minerals. As far as these gummies, I would consider them a treat and not eat them every day because they are sweet. Hope it helps!

      Mickey

  • Marie Lea says

    Hi I am wondering if these can be made without the lemon or something else instead im not good with citrus and my boys found it a little strong x

    • Mickey says

      Hi Marie,
      Yes, you can thin it with water, or even use half the lemon and water. I like the tartness, but they can easily be made without!

      Mickey

  • Jennifer Garrison says

    Hi! I made these last night using blackberries I collected in my neighborhood (I had already frozen them). I strained the lemon juice/blackberry pulp through a metal sieve because the seeds were numerous and large. They turned out so delicious!! Thank you for creating a healthy treat for me, when I’m hankering for a bit of candy! I imagine they would be good with almost any berry. :-)

    • Mickey says

      Jennifer,
      That sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing that they worked with blackberries. We have lots growing on the property right now, I’ll have to make some!

      Mickey

  • Emma King says

    HUGE Favorite in our house! Great to send in lunch boxes too – especially in the Love Heart Shapes!

  • Pamela says

    Dear Mickey, have you considered making these as fiber gummies? I am in desperate need of fiber gummies for our children ages 5 and 8- and all brands I keep searching have one thing after another which I do not want to put into their little mouths. Carnauba wax, dyes, preservatives, pectin, citric acid, etc… I would make them, but am unsure how to alter and add sufficient fiber. PA wants the children to take three per day. Looking for any suggestion, advise or what maybe I could add to this recipe to help. Unsure how to measure the fiber content in each gummie. Thank you very much for any suggestion.

  • Tamsin says

    Hi Mickey,

    I see you said that Sarah does not recommend Stevia on the AIP, why is this? I know that sugar in itself is very inflammatory to the body in all forms (including honey), so why this not a good substitution?

    Thanks in advance,

    Tamsin

    • Mickey says

      Hi Tamsin,
      Stevia has a hormone structure, and she cited references in her book that showed it contributed to hormonal imbalance in animal studies.

      Mickey

  • Ann Bartholomew says

    Ok, I must have done something wrong, as at the end of an hour, the mixture is still not set, and it looks more yellow (from the lemon juice, I imagine) than the pictures.

    I used the 3/4 C of lemon juice, a cup of frozen raspberries, and the 1/4 C of the Great Lakes Kosher Gelatin…

    • Mickey says

      Hi Ann,
      How did they turn out after being allowed to set completely? They should be pretty red if you used the right amount of raspberries. Sorry, I can’t help much if you followed the recipe exactly!

      Mickey

  • Erica says

    Hi Mickey! A question. Will the gelatin clog my drain? I’m having a heckuva time getting it off my countertops and pan. Also, I learned the hard way that you HAVE to mix gelatin in before introducing heat. I had major chunks of gelatin in my gummies when I added it to a hot pan of juice :) I enjoyed most of them, though, so I’m excited to try again!

    • Mickey says

      Erica,
      It shouldn’t clog your drain, but I’m not sure how it is getting there… I imagine if you poured some down and then added some hot water it would be a problem, but not if you cook this on the stove top following the instructions. You do need to mix the gelatin cold.

      Mickey

  • Tina Bregninge says

    Hello Mickey
    These looks very nice :-)
    I live in Denmark, and therefor have not access to the same products as you in the States. I especially have a problem with finding the Gelatin you mention.
    My question is, can I use the bone broth that I am making already from chicken ? And how do I go about using that?
    Thanks very much
    Regards
    Tina

    • Mickey says

      Hi Tina,
      I don’t think you can use bone broth for this recipe–what you are looking for is powdered gelatin. Do you have an online marketplace like Amazon.com where you can order specialty foods for delivery? You should be able to find some gelatin online.

      Good luck!

      Mickey

  • Katelyn says

    Hi Mickey,

    Did you use raw honey to make this? If so, what brand do you recommend and where do you suggest purchasing it. I’m just starting this whole AIP regiment due to some thyroid issues and I’m trying to find some ways to not break the bank. COSTCO has always been my favorite place to go, but I wonder if that might be changing soon. It’s still good for non-food items and they have some paleo-approved foods like fruit, but not all the specialty items I’m looking all over for. Thanks for your help!

    Katelyn

    • Mickey says

      Katelyn,
      Yes I use raw honey, and I buy it at Trader Joes. Costco does have some organic veggies, coconut oil, and they are starting to have other things like grass-fed beef and salmon. Good luck!

      Mickey

  • Kirsten says

    I’m totally going to try this but with blueberries instead. I don’t have any frozen raspberries, but I have blueberries!

  • chris says

    These look wonderful! Does all gelatin come from beef? I’m allergic to beef, are there any other options?

  • Naima says

    Hi Mickey,
    I have just begun the AIP journey and am very excited about the new foods i have been able to introduce with your recipes.
    Having tried this one with kinda different result, I wanted to see if you might be able to identify the problem. I used all of the suggested ingredients but ended up with, essentially, raspberry and lemon juice. This actually led me to discover a nutritious raspberry and lemon tea by adding a tsp to warm water. This could actually be better for me with IBD and uncertainty about the seeds. In the tea they all settle to the bottom. To be safe, I may stick with this for awhile until I’m a bit stronger. Nonetheless, I’d still value your input on why this may not have gelled. I even added a bit extra of the gelatin. Unsure….
    Oh btw, like i saw someone else mention, definitely noticed the new addition of gelatin to my system. Definitely something to take slow.
    Many thanks!

    • Mickey says

      Naima,
      Not sure where you went wrong unless your measurements were not correct–did you let them chill for the appropriate amount of time? That is the only thing I can think of. Your gelatin could not be as potent. I’d try reducing the liquid and adding more gelatin next time. Sorry it didn’t work out!

      Mickey

  • Polly says

    Quick question – can these be made with fresh berries, rather than frozen? Thanks.

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  • Laura says

    Thank you so much for this recipe, but I’m hoping you can tell me where I went wrong…I used frozen mixed berries and orange juice instead of lemon…I may have used too much gelatin? And I had to cook much longer since the mixture from the frozen berries was cold when I put the gelatin in….they came out sticking to the steel baking dish and very tough. Next time I would probably use blueberries to avoid any seeds since I’m trying to make for my toddler, but I’m sure if I would have done it right, it would have come out great! :)

    • Mickey says

      Hi Laura,
      Well, if you didn’t use the ingredients called for in the recipe, it may or may not turn out, and that sounds like what happened. You can sub the berries, but make sure you measure very carefully. The liquid to gelatin ratio is important to the gummies setting properly. Hope it works for you next time!

      Mickey

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  • Barbara says

    do these gummies hold up for using while traveling or they need to be kept cold?

    • Mickey Trescott says

      Barbara,
      They will hold up at room temp, but not warm. Best to keep a cold pack with them if you are going to be traveling for some time!

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  • Simone says

    I made these with strawberries and they are delicious! Any tips on getting them out of the silicon mold?

    • Mickey Trescott says

      Simone,
      I usually flex mine and they pop right out! You can also try leaving them at room temp for a little bit to soften up :)

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  • Alana says

    These were absolutely delicious! I used lime juice and frozen strawberries. I love the soft texture of them, and they were by far the most successful gummies I’ve made. Thanks, Mickey!! :)

  • Sue says

    I have some collagen powder made from pasture-raised cows. Can I use that in this recipe?

    • Mickey Trescott says

      Sue,
      Collagen will not set like gelatin does, so the recipe won’t turn out!

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  • Mary H says

    Thank you so much for your wonderful guidance and recipes. I made these gummies exactly to recipe and they did turn out and are yummy. I do have one question though: when I initially mixed in the ingredients it was a thin mix. Then when heated on low for 5 min it got very thick and your directions say it will thin as it’s heated??? Just want to clarify if my mixture behaved opposite how it should have. (The final product is a well set, tasty gummy chew.) Thank you!

    • Mickey Trescott says

      Hi Mary!
      The only thing I can think of is that maybe you are in a warmer climate and the gelatin dissolved? Usually, the gelatin “blooms” and thickens, and then thins when heated. Anyways, if your gummies turned out well I guess it doesn’t matter!

  • erin says

    Just made this recipe. I eat almost no sugar, so I don’t need things super sweet, but I had to add 4 times the honey that this recipe called for to even make ours edible!? I’m sure all lemons are different in their tartness. Ours must have been very tart. They were very fresh, like right from the tree to the kitchen to squeeze for this recipe, so that may have something to do with it. hehe

    • Mickey Trescott says

      Erin,
      Interesting–in our house, we think these are sweet enough to be a treat, but not candy-sweet! I do think maybe your lemons were pretty tart if you needed to add that much honey!

  • Chanda says

    Hello. Just made these and I had a lot of foam on top that ended up disintegrating/sinking after filling the molds. It wasn’t until the bottom of the mixture that I got mostly juice. Any idea what I did wrong? Should I have let it sit to cool longer before filing the molds? I’m not sure what would make the foam go away though.

    • Mickey Trescott says

      Hi Chanda,
      It sounds like your gelatin didn’t get dissolved properly–while I do get foam from the blending now and then, you should end up with a pretty homogenous liquid. What kind of blender do you have?

  • Alyssa says

    Made these per the recipe and my boyfriend and roommate loved them, so we made a second batch! This time with frozen cherries and since we only had a half a lemon left over from the first batch, we used a blood orange! I didn’t use honey or any other sweetener with either recipe… So YUM! Instantly inspired to try lots of different combinations in the future. Thank you!

    • Mickey Trescott says

      Alyssa,
      So happy you loved them, your modifications sound delicious!

  • Georgie Frost says

    Hi! Are these able to be preserved at all? Thanks

    • Mickey Trescott says

      You can refrigerate them for a week but they don’t freeze!

  • Gina says

    Mickey I have a friend who has Celiac and Hashimoto… id like to forward your blog. Did you cure both of you AID? Curious to see also what you recommend. My friend was diagnosed only 1-2 years ago, she is almost 60. Thanks in advance. Gina

    • Mickey Trescott says

      Hi Gina! My autoimmune diseases are well managed, I live a normal life again, but it is not a cure. Autoimmune diseases are incurable and those of us who have found out how to live well with them usually have to take very good care of themselves to ensure relapse doesn’t happen. I’m grateful for every day I’m feeling energetic and pain-free! Wishing you and your friend the best of luck.

  • Anna Dichter says

    My gelatin was chunky and I couldn’t get it to dissolve. Ideas?

    • Mickey Trescott says

      Anna,
      Was it chunky before you sprinkled on the liquid? You need to let it soak everything up, then heat very gently while stirring.

  • Sha says

    Hey Mickey, love love love your blog. Do you have any clone you could spare for a few months? (Lame joke I know).

    Anyway, we don’t have berries where I live. Do you think these would work with bananas / apples / oranges? I don’t have it in me to do trial and error sessions…

    Thanks!

    • Mickey Trescott says

      Hi Sha! Ha, no clone in development currently, but I’ll let you know 😉

      Unfortunately I haven’t tried this recipe with bananas and apples, and I don’t think they will turn out because of the texture. Have you seen this recipe from Angie, which uses cherry juice?

      http://autoimmune-paleo.com/cherry-ginger-gummies/

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  • Emily says

    THESE. ARE. AWESOME! Simple, fun, and delicious recipe – just sorry I postponed making them for as long as I did. Now I cant wait to try different flavors. Thank you Mickey!

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