Eat well, feel well! Improve your health with delicious gummy chews.
If you are anything like me — you are bad at supplementing, but great at snacking. These gummies are just what you need! Made with apple cider vinegar and elderberry syrup to help strengthen your immune system and boost your health. Plus they are low in added sugar — using agave syrup as a low glycemic index sweetener.
Apple cider vinegar is thought to have several health benefits like stabilizing blood sugar levels, aiding with weight loss, and building a healthy gut. A healthy gut will help fight of infections and keep you feeling well. Make sure you use apple cider vinegar that contains the “mother” as this includes beneficial probiotics.
Elderberry syrup has long been used by many cultures to combat disease. Although there hasn’t been much scientific research done on the ingredient, it is high in antioxidants and vitamins that are known to detoxify the body and fight inflammation.
Note — these gummies are a bit on the tart side. I love sour treats, so they are right up my alley! They are also a firmer texture than your standard gummy from the agar powder.
Apple Cider Vinegar + Elderberry Gummies
- 1 cup apple juice no sugar added
- 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar with mother included
- 2 tablespoons elderberry syrup
- 2 tablespoons agave syrup
- 2 tablespoons agar powder
- Add apple juice, apple cider vinegar, elderberry syrup, and agave syrup to a medium sized saucepan and heat over medium high heat until it starts boiling — stirring frequently.
- Reduce to a simmer, add agar powder to the saucepan, and stir until mixed in.
- Cook 2+ minutes until agar powder is fully dissolved.
- Using a dropper transfer hot liquid to gummy molds.
- Put the mold with liquid into the fridge for 15+ minutes to set.Note: If you don’t have a mold, poor the hot mixture into a baking sheet or pan. Let cool in the fridge and then cut into small pieces.
Love these! Can you tell me how long they last in the fridge or on the counter? Also, the elderberry syrup…can I freeze it?
Hi Amy, I kept my gummies in the fridge for 1-2 weeks. You should be able to freeze elderberry syrup to use later. Perhaps try freezing it in an ice cube tray (and transferring to a container once frozen) so you can easily unfreeze smaller portions as needed.
I did freeze the elderberry syrup and I also kept the gummies 4 weeks in the fridge…it seemed ok ??
Awesome, thanks for the update Amy! I think the ACV would help preserve them for quite a while when properly stored.
Hi! Does the agar powder give these the texture of an actual gummy or is it more gelatinous? For instance, if I pull it apart, would it stretch a little before it breaks or would it just break? I have tried an Agar gummy recipe before and wondering if I did something wrong or if the outcome is what’s to be expected from Agar gummies.
Agar definitely gives a firmer texture than your typical gummy. It doesn’t have the same stretchy texture you are looking for. Hope this helps!
Can you use pectin instead of the agar? If so would you use the same amount? Thanks
I have never tried substituting pectin for agar, but you could certainly give it a try! It looks like it is a common substitute for agar at a 3:1 ratio. Let me know how it turns out!