Lately, I've been on a gummy making kick. I want to admit that it's only because making a gummy with high quality, grass-fed gelatin is good for the gut, but really it's also because I love any type of gummy candy. I've never been much of a chocolate person, but tempt me with some Skittles or gummy bears and all my willpower goes out the door.
So what's a gummy loving yet health focused gal to do? Make your own! By making my own gummies I can control the amount & quality of sugar put into them. Plus, they can be made with ingredients that are health supportive like tart cherry juice for muscle pain or elderberry to help kick end of winter colds.
In the spirit of St. Patrick's Day coming up this Friday, I wanted to create a slightly sweet and green treat that I could enjoy all week long. Enter these Matcha Mint Latte Gummies which are filled with immunity boosting matcha and honey plus a touch of peppermint makes them a refreshing treat.
And then there is the nutritional star of this recipe which is the grass-fed gelatin. It's what makes the gummies set up and become firm but it also has many health benefits such as improved digestion, hair, skin and nail growth as well as improved memory. I prefer the Vital Proteins brand as it has no taste and comes from high quality sources.
These gummies are not overly sweet as they are something I like to enjoy on a more regular basis for a quick caffeine and immunity boost but if you are looking to make this more of a dessert, feel free to add another teaspoon or two of honey.
Matcha Mint Latte Gummies
Serves: 16 Large Gummies (I used this Wilton silicone mold)
Time: 10 minutes plus 2 hours chill time
1 teaspoon culinary grade matcha powder
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons boiling water
3 teaspoons raw honey
3 tablespoons coconut milk
1/4 teaspoon pure peppermint extract
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 tablespoons grass-fed gelatin, like Vital Proteins
In a medium bowl whisk together the matcha powder with the two tablespoons of water until a paste forms and it is smooth. Pour in the remaining water while continuing to whisk. Add the honey, coconut milk, peppermint extract and vanilla extract. Whisk until well combined and slightly frothy.
Add the grass-fed gelatin and continue to whisk well to ensure it is completely dissolved. Pour mixture into a silicone mold or into a baking dish oiled with coconut oil.
Let set in the fridge for at least 2 hours before removing from the molds or cutting into squares if using a baking dish. Serve immediately or store in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to a week.