Gellies are like lollies with a health makeover. The basic recipe is made from gelatin and fruits with optional sweetener. Add a cute silicon mould to shape them and enjoy.
The recipe was first seen in IQS ‘Simplicious’ book, but by request from family, friends, neighbours, colleagues & social connections, I’ve been asked to have it available on my blog. Full credit goes to Sarah Wilson & IQS team.
Whats your favourite flavour? The recipe is incredibly flexible so you can choose the flavours and sweetness to your desire, however you do need to use gelatin. Gelatin is naturally high protein, collagen – rich (skin, hair, joints, bones) and strengthens the lining of the gut.
I highly recommend choosing grass-fed, non-gmo &/or organic gelatin for optimal flavour, nutrition and environmental impact.
Basic Gellies Recipe
(makes approx 20 small gellies)
- 3.5 Tbsp Gelatin Powder
- 1/3 Cup Water
- 1.5 Cups chopped fruit pieces or 1 – 1.5 Cups liquid
- 1- 2 tsp of sweetener eg. Raw Honey or Rice Malt Syrup
In a small bowl, place gelatin powder with water and mix together. Gelatin will absorb the water, expand and have a rubber texture.
In a saucepan on low heat, add the fruit or liquid and sweetener. Stir to blend without boiling. If you’ve used chopped fruit, I recommend using a stick blender to help you blend the mix. Although it’s not essential and you can enjoy bits of fruit in the gellies, it is easier to pour the mixture into moulds as a smooth liquid.
Add the gelatin to the pan with the liquids, on low heat, and stir in. The rubbery gelatin will break down and become liquid.
When you have your liquid mix, pour it into your moulds and place them into the fridge for approx. 1 hour to set. I sometimes freeze them for a quicker set too!
Once set, store them refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
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These are our lastest gellies – flavour mango and tangerine with probiotics powder (1 tsp added) in dino, shooting stars, rainbows and fruit shaped moulds collected from our local shop. The kids, big and small, can’t get enough.