Apple Cider Gummies (AIP/Paleo)

Ok guys, you all know I’m super passionate about nutrition, BUT I have another passion I need to tell you about…. Gelatin Gummies.  I was a kid that looooved Jello so when I discovered gelatin gummies were compliant, this whole healing diet became a whole lot easier. You mean, I can make “Jello” that’s compliant and healing? Mind. Blown.  

Two more reasons I’m in love with these lil jigglers: flavours are endless and they are easy to make. The process of making gelatin gummies is really simple. First you make a tasty mixture (fruit, fruit juices, teas, coconut water, lemon, etc), warm it up, mix in gelatin until dissolved, refrigerate, and wait till jiggly. That’s it! 

When we lived in Ottawa, we visited the apple orchard each year to pick some fresh apples. We had fun bringing the kids and I always enjoyed a fresh cider. As I was reminiscing, I thought it would be fun to make an apple cider version of gelatin gummies.  This  recipe is a two in one really. You could omit the gelatin and enjoy mulled cider instead. Both are equally delicious! 

Apple Cider Gummies (AIP/Paleo)

Yield: 6-8 servings

Apple Cider Gummies (AIP/Paleo)

Prep Time:
2 hours
Total Time:
2 hours


  • 3 cups apple cider
  • juice of half an orange
  • 1 slice of orange
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 1 whole vanilla bean, sliced open lengthwise, seeds scraped and reserved
  • pinch of mace
  • 1 inch nub of ginger
  • 1/4 cup of gelatin


    1. Mix all ingredients except for the gelatin in a saucepan and place over high heat.
    2. Once boiling, reduce heat to a simmer.
    3. Allow to simmer for 5 minutes.
    4. Strain with a fine mesh sieve or nut milk bag (I like this one) into a blender.
    5. Mix on low speed and gradually drop in gelatin.
    6. Mix on low until gelatin is dissolved.
    7. Pour mixture into a glass baking dish or a silicone mold and set in refrigerator for 1-2 hours to firm up!
    8. If you used a baking dish, cut into squares.
    9. Enjoy!



  1. Oh. I just put everything in the sauce pan to heat it up like you said and then read that I was not supposed to have added the gelatin. Is it going to be OK?

  2. I will no longer throw away the gelatin that has settled at the bottom of my morning tea! Thanks for the reminder. Can’t wait to make some of these. I was brought back to your site via the Basil, Mint, Lamb meatballs that are getting made today. Thank you!

  3. Lauren Shaber

    Can’t wait to make these! They’ve been bookmarked for a while. I have a gummy bear mold so will use that 🙂 Two questions – Do you store in the fridge? And how long do you think they last?

  4. I don’t have vanilla bean… will extract make do? How much?

  5. I made these, but I think I did something wrong because they tasted so acidic that even a tiny bit I took was burning when going down. 🙁 Thank you for any additional suggestions!!!

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