Monday, March 23, 2015

Dragon Fruit Blueberry Tea Gummies

Pack in those antioxidants and vitamins easily with these Dragon Fruit Blueberry Tea Gummies. The Dragon Fruit comes from a cactus plant and may be hard to find, if this is true for you the Kiwi fruit is a great alternative. Chewy and naturally sweet these Dragon Fruit Blueberry Tea Gummies make a wonderful treat that you can enjoy without guilt. Once you get the technique down perhaps you can experiment with different teas to find your own custom tea gummy flavor. Enjoy your Dragon Fruit Blueberry Tea Gummies recipe below.

  • 2 1/2 cups organic blueberry juice (no sugar added)
  • 2 rounded Tbsp green tea (I used Tea of the People’s Dragon Well Green Tea, Blueberry x Dragon Fruit)
  • 3/4 cup gelatin
  • 1/2 dragon fruit or 2 kiwis, skin removed
  • 1/2 cup organic blueberries
  • 1/4 cup agave or honey
  • 1 tsp stevia
  • non-stick vegetable oil spray
  1. In a large pitcher, cold steep the tea by combining it with the 2 1/2 cups of blueberry juice. Mix in the tea leaves so that they are able to fully and freely steep. Set this in the fridge to chill for 6-8 hours, then strain the leaves from the juice until ready to make the gummies.
  2. Purée the 1/2 dragon fruit (the white flesh only, not the tough pink rind) and 1/2 cup of blueberries in a blender on high. Set aside. Mix the gelatin into 1 1/2 cups of the blueberry juice tea, and allow it to bloom.
  3. Pour the other 1 cup of blueberry juice tea and the dragon fruit-blueberry purée into a large pot and bring it to a boil over low heat. When it comes up to heat, dump the bloomed gelatin into the hot juice-tea-puree mixture and let it gradually and completely dissolve. Turn off the heat, then skim off and discard any foam off the surface of the mixture. Mix the agave and stevia in until dissolved.
  4. Give the candy mold or baking pan a very light, even spray of vegetable oil. Pour the mixture from the large pot into a liquid measure. Fill each cavity of the mold, carefully pouring directly from the liquid measuring cup. If using the baking pan, pour the entire amount of the mixture from the large pot to the baking pan. Place the filled molds or pan into the fridge or freezer until the gummies are fully set and firm to the touch. In the freezer, it will only take about 5 minutes for the candy mold gummies to set.
  5. Use your fingers to remove the gummies from their molds. If using the candy mold, repeat steps 4 & 5 as many times as it takes to use up all the tea mixture. If the gelatin tea mixture starts to set in the measuring cup, give it a zap in the microwave for 10 seconds to return it to a liquid state. Store gummies in the fridge in an airtight container.

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