A few weeks ago I shared a blog about my adventures into kombucha making. I will note that I have been intrigued by kombucha for about 8 + years now, but I had a dear friend who made wonderful kombucha. When we moved, though, I had to be a big girl and learn to make my own though.
Always putting a twist on things, I started thinking of how I could use kombucha, beyond the realm of merely sipping on it.
In the past I have made some ice cream (which now I would probably consider it more sorbet-like) with it.
But I had seen some gummies floating around on my pinterest.
My husband is a fan of gummy bears. He, however, hates kombucha. I can’t even drink it around it, he doesn’t like the smell and frequently makes fun of me for it.
But, what if I flavored the kombucha nicely and paired it with a flavorful, delicious fruit?
Even if he doesn’t like (or even tastes it), it sounded good to me. So I began envision myself snacking on mango kombucha gummies. And my mind began reeling with loads of ideas for flavors.
Cherry because they’re my favorite food. But what if I added vanilla bean? Or lime zest or juice?
What about Pina Colada flavored? Let’s throw in some coconut and pineapple.
What about a strawberry banana.
Ooh or a mixed berry?
Or a strawberry mint?
Or a lemon blueberry?
Do you see how my brain works? Once an idea starts, it just rolls and rolls with more. Sometimes I suffer from too much creativity or ideas. Which isn’t a bad thing, but I do have to really practice editing (especially for my markets, otherwise I would show up with tons of different stuff and the selection would probably be overwhelming for many shoppers).
Anyways, my first adventure into gummies was a mango lemonade. The juice I added to my kombucha was a mango lemonade, which I did a second ferment on for three days. Add some fresh mangoes and lemon juice to the gummy mix and you have a great flavor-packed little bite.
Mango Lemonade Kombucha Gummies
- 1/3 cup gelatin
- ½ cup hot water
- 2 ripe mangoes
- 1 tbsp lemon zest
- 3 cups kombucha (as I said mine was already mango lemonade flavored)
Let’s Make it Happen:
Peel and puree mango with the lemon zest. Add to the kombucha.
Heat the water. Mix with the gelatin.
Now stir it all together. Smooth into silicone molds or a greased pan. Refrigerate overnight to set up.
Once it is set-up, I cut the block into little cubes (normally I would use a silicone mold because they turn out perfectly every time, but they were in a different city).
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Eat and enjoy when