Homemade Water Kefir Gummies

My kids love gummie bears. But I don’t love the artificial food coloring and other additives in them. This recipe for water kefir gummies will certainly replace the typical gummie bear in my kids’ diets.

If you have a picky eater, you probably wonder about introducing fermented foods to your kids. Water kefir gummies are a surefire way to do that.

What I love about these gummies is that the kids love them and they do not even know that they are super good for them.  Flavoring these little gummies is easy; just add your favorite juice. When I use grape juice I like to add a bit of honey or sugar just to make them a little sweet, but most juices have enough sugar so you don’t have to add any extra. Another thing I love about these is that it only takes about five minutes to make these action-packed snacks!

Water kefir gummies are a snack time favorite

These gummies are great for an after-school snack or a wonderful addition to the lunchbox. Just make sure to keep them cold, so they do not go bad. Do not forget to try different flavors!

You will need a pan. A silicone mold or an 8×8 baking pan will work just fine, or you can use a bread pan. A glass jar about quart size is good for mixing the juice and gelatin together.

Water Kefir Gummy Recipe


• 1/2 cup of plain or flavored water kefir soda

• 1/2 cup of fruit juice

• ½ teaspoon of honey or sugar (optional)

• 4 tbsp of beef gelatin


1. Heat the juice to almost boiling.

2. Measure out the gelatin and place it in the glass jar.

3. When you have the juice hot, pour it into the glass jar. Quickly stir to mix.

4. Measure out the water kefir soda, and slowly stir it into the mix.

5. Skim out any chunks of gelatin, and skim the bubbles off the top.

6. Place tin foil on top of the pan, and let it place in the refrigerator for a couple of hours to set. Or in the freezer for 20 – 30 minutes.

7. Lift one corner and turn the pan upside down on top of a cutting board to remove them from the pan. Or if using a mold just pop them out.

8. If you are not using a mold, just cut them into fun little squares.

9. Store them in the refrigerator covered.

These little gummies should last for about a week in the fridge. I am sure they will most likely get eaten before then though. This is a great treat the whole family can enjoy, while getting in some of the wonderful benefits of homegrown probiotics, and a great source of gelatin!

I hope you enjoy these tasty little treats. I know the kids will!


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Kristi is the blog owner of HomesteadWishing.com She is a wife and mother of three wonderful boys. She loves to write about food, children & parenting, tips and tricks, and survival information.

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