recipes

Recipe: Ganja Gummies

Heady Vermont Staff
Heady Vermont Staff 12 Dec 2020

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp cannabis tincture
  • 1 oz unflavored gelatin (4 packets)
  • ½ cup sugar-free Jello (1 packet)
  • ½ cup cold water

Equipment

  • Canola cooking spray
  • Paper towels
  • Candy mold(s)
  • Small funnel

Directions for making cannabis infused gummies

  1. Gather your ingredients and supplies.
  2. Lightly spray candy molds lightly with cooking spray. Wipe up the excess oil with a paper towel – you want just enough to slide them out, but not so much that you have oily gummies.
  3. Empty the packets of gelatin and sugar-free Jello in a bowl and whisk to combine.
  4. Transfer the gelatin/Jello powder to a saucepan and add 1/2 cup of cold water.
  5. Bring the ingredients to a boil on the stove. Once boiling, reduce the heat to LOW and simmer for five minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Remove from heat and add 4 tbsp. of tincture.
  7. Mix well – this is key!
  8. Pour mixture into molds. Hint: a small funnel is helpful and reduces mess.
  9. Refrigerate molds for 15 minutes to set.
  10. You’re all done!

Common mistakes when making ganja gummies

Not using the gelatin mixture right away. Gelatin begins to set immediately as it cools, so it is best to keep it warm and to work relatively quickly when filling molds.

Not mixing well enough. You want to evenly incorporate the tincture so your gummies are consistent in dosage. Mix right up until you pour into your molds.

Using ingredients that interfere with gelling. If you’re getting fancy and adding different ingredients for flavoring or presentation, do so with caution. Certain fresh fruits including pineapple, kiwi, mango, ginger root, papaya, figs, or guava can prevent gelatin from setting completely or at all and are best avoided. Protease is an enzyme present in these fruits that degrades the gelatin’s gelling. Canned, cooked, or dried versions of these fruits can be used to successfully set them in gelatin.

Alcohol can also interfere with the setting properties of gelatin in high portions, so be careful if you’re adjusting your tincture amounts.

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