Homemade Vegan & Gluten Free Gummies

Special thank you to My Fruit Shack for collaborating with me on this post. We loved trying out these gummy molds. As always all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

My toddler Izzy LOVES gummies!

Most toddlers do, right?

So on my quest to feed myself and my family healthier foods I decided to create homemade, preservative free gummies! They are also gluten free and vegan.

I failed on my first attempt, but if you fail, you try, try again.. right?

These amazing molds are from My Fruit Shack.

These are super easy to make and I made the recipe super simple with minimal ingredients. I made 3 types: cherry, orange and strawberry.

Homemade Vegan & Gluten Free Gummies


  • 1/2 Cup Fruit (your choice) I used 2 oranges (fresh squeezed juice), strawberries and cherries (pitted).
  • 1 tbsp Agar Powder
  • 1/4 Cup Water
  • Optional: 1 tsp sugar in the raw or 1/8 tsp sweet leaf stevia


  1. Wash your fruit.
  2. If you are making strawberry gummies, chop them up and cut off the top. Place them into a measuring cup to insure you have the right amount. Blend with water. For oranges, cut & squeeze the juice into a measuring up. For the cherries, remove pits and place into a measuring cup. Pour cherries and water into a blender and mix.
  3. Pour water and fruit mixtures into a pot.
  4. Add the agar powder and optional sweetener at this time.
  5. Turn the burner on high and once the mixture starts bubbling turn to medium and keep stirring for 2-4 minutes until the mixture thickens. Use a dropper or spoon (depending on thickness) into the molds.
  6. Freeze for 2 hours then pop the gummies out into containers and place in the fridge when not eating. These stay good for about 1 week.
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Have fun making these and enjoy!

XO Eryka



25 Comments Add yours

  1. Yessssss! Can’t wait to make these! And the fruit molds are so, so cute!!!

    1. busylittleizzy says:

      Izzy really enjoyed them

  2. OHHH I just got some LEGO molds for Liam’s birthday, I need to make these!

    1. busylittleizzy says:


      1. Nicole Marshall says:

        Hello!! What’s the ratio for juice to the packet of gelatin??

      2. busylittleizzy says:

        Hey there! The ingredients are listed with all of the info. I didn’t use animal based gelatin

    1. busylittleizzy says:

      They are yummy

  3. this recipe sounds so easy! gummies always intimated me but I could totally make these!

    1. busylittleizzy says:

      Yes! I tried and bunch had too many ingredients which I struggled with so kept trying until I made a super simple recipe

  4. my kids love gummies too. I’ll have to give this a try

    1. busylittleizzy says:

      It’s super easy! Have fun

  5. My kids are obsessed with gummies! I’m going to have to try this recipe out!

    1. busylittleizzy says:

      It’s such a great one! The kids will love it

    2. Brandy says:

      Can I use agar flakes or does it have to be powder?

      1. busylittleizzy says:

        I haven’t tried it with flakes, but i assume they would mix in well

  6. These look amazing! I love the cute molds!

    1. busylittleizzy says:

      Thank you Jenna! Izzy had a blast helping & eating them

  7. Jessica says:

    These turned out so great! I definitely want to try this with my kids!

    1. busylittleizzy says:

      ❤️ thanks Jessica! Izzy loves it

  8. Alyssia says:

    Is it gummy or jelly?

    1. busylittleizzy says:

      They are homemade gummies ☺️

  9. Dr. Jay Taylor says:

    Is cornstarch and acceptable substitute for agar agar in making the gummy candies? The ingredients when combined and cooled down then eaten after Refrigeration seems to soothe and coat the intestines. They also break hunger. Please answer the first sentence question. The. connector

    1. busylittleizzy says:

      I’m not sure, I haven’t tried it that way. The agar agar helps give a gummie texture – I’m not sure the cornstarch will

  10. SO SIMPLE! Never would have guessed it can be this easy.

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