Knowing how to make CBD gummies from scratch is a great skill to have. Making vegan CBD gummies is quite easy as long as you have high-quality ingredients and the best recipe to boot. When you get it right with the recipe, you will enjoy the healthiest and most delicious gummies you have ever tested, and you will be very proud of your effort.
Before getting to the recipe, here are a few facts to get you excited about making your own vegan CBD gummies.
Benefits Of Vegan CBD Gummies
Cannabidiol interacts with cannabinoid receptors that are found in different parts of the body. These receptors are part of the endocannabinoid system which is responsible for maintaining a balance of vital functions (homeostasis) in the body. Thus, eating a vegan CBD infused gummy will boost your endocannabinoid system and improve your wellbeing in the process.
Cannabidiol is derived from cannabis (or hemp). However, it does not trigger euphoria because it is nonpsychoactive. You can enjoy vegan CBD gummies without worrying about getting high. This makes CBD safe for children as well.
Vegan CBD Gummy Recipe
With that background, here is what you’ve been waiting for.
What you will need to make 30 gummies:
-2 Cups fresh fruit juice: orange, passion, pineapple
-Half cup of cold water
-2 teaspoons agar agar powder
How To Make
- Pour the fresh fruit juice into a saucepan and heat over medium heat, do not boil
- Take a separate bowl and mix the agar agar powder with the cold water. Stir until the powder dissolves
- Add the mixture of agar-agar powder and water to the saucepan and stir
- Once the mixture is evenly mixed remove the saucepan from the heat and let to cool
- Once the mixture has cooled, add your CBD oil
- Pour the mixture into molds and put in the refrigerator
- Once the mixture has set, remove from the refrigerator and carefully lift from the mold
- Toss the gummies in icing sugar to prevent the gummies from sticking together
- Store the gummies in a cool and dry place. Homemade gummies can keep for 10-15 days
How To Make CBD Gummies With Jello
The recipe above caters to vegans. However, if you are “carnivorous” you can adjust the recipe to suit your needs.
Jello mix can be used in place of agar-agar powder. Jello mix contains gelatin which helps to turn the liquid fruit juice into jelly. Jello mix also adds flavor to the gummies.
Gelatin is derived from animal tissues such as bones and cartilage. After it is processed it becomes odorless and flavorless. Jello mix has added natural flavors.
Agar-agar powder is made from plants and has similar properties to gelatin. It helps liquids to solidify and adds bouncy properties to the gummies.
For this recipe, substitute agar agar powder with jello mix in the same proportion and at the same time.
Full-spectrum CBD Gummies or CBD Isolate Gummies
The other tweak you can make to this recipe is to switch the full-spectrum CBD oil to CBD isolate. Full-spectrum CBD gummies contain extra cannabinoids and terpenes which increases the robustness of the gummies. Terpenes give cannabis that unique smell and they also add therapeutic value. When combined with CBD, the benefits of CBD are compounded.
However, some people may prefer CBD isolate gummies. This means pure CBD with all terpenes and extra cannabinoids removed. Since isolates usually have 99% CBD, they are suitable for those who need high CBD levels. They also appeal to those who want to completely avoid tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the compound that causes euphoria in weed. Full-spectrum CBD usually has trace amounts of THC; less than 1%. As much as this amount is negligible, some people prefer avoiding it altogether.
CBD Gummies Dosage Guide
CBD is safe even when taken in high doses. When side effects occur they are usually minimal and may include stomach upset, fatigue, or irritability. You should be okay to DIY this.