CBD can be taken in various ways. You can vape it, smoke it or ingest it in any other way, according to your own preference. By far the favorite way to ingest this lovely cannabinoid is through various forms of gummies. There is nobody who could say no to delicious, colorful gummies that are also beneficial and soothing.
However, laws can often find themselves between you and your delicious gummies. Because they resemble children’s candy, many states have banned the retail sale of CBD gummies. Don’t despair just yet - you can bypass these annoying laws at the comfort of your own home, making CBD gummies on your own! Let’s take a look at how it’s done.
Why are CBD gummies so popular?
CBD gummies are a great way for people of all ages to incorporate the benefits of CBD into their everyday life. They have a much wider outreach than vape pens, smoking hemp flowers and other methods of taking CBD. But why?
No matter how beneficial CBD is, some people will never love the taste and feel of smoke in their lungs. They don’t want to resolve one health problem, only to have respiratory issues later on. Therefore, gummies are the perfect form of edibles. There are almost no differences in comparison to normal gummies, making CBD gummies an excellent choice for beginners, as well.
One other reason for the immense popularity of these sweets is because you can dose your CBD. With hemp flowers and vape pens, you never know how strong of a toke did you take. CBD gummies have equal amounts of CBD, making it easier to modify your dose and track how much you’ve ingested.
Moreover, those who are looking for a snack that is sweet, colorful and beneficial don’t have to look any further than CBD gummies. Making them at home isn’t hard, but they won’t be exactly the same as the ones you can order online.
This particular recipe is for green tea, cherry CBD gummy bears. It can be changed depending on your taste, but we advise you to stick to the original recipe until your master it. Let’s take a look at how it’s done.
Recipe: Homemade CBD gummies with cherry and green tea
- The time needed to prepare the gummies: 45 minutes
- How many gummies will you get: About 50
- How strong will they be: 5mg CBD and 1mg THC per each gummy
- Condiment bottle used for food
- Silicone molds for making gummy bears
- Measuring cup
Ingredients needed to make CBD gummies:
- 1 ounce of any CBD tincture
- 2 bags of green tea
- 3 tablespoons of honey, preferably creamed
- ½ cup of coconut water
- 1 cup of tart cherry juice
- 2 tablespoons of gelatin
- ⅛ teaspoon of Himalayan pink salt (great for athletes, as it reduces cramps, improves hydration and balances the bodily pH)
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How to make CBD gummies:
Take a saucepan and pour all the coconut water inside. Wait until it boils and immediately dip green team bags for anywhere from 5 to 10 minutes. Let the tea bags compost so that the coconut water can pick up the taste of green tea.
Once that is done, add salt, cherry juice, and honey to the saucepan. First, stir it at a medium level of heat, then slowly turn it up until the mixture starts to boil. After you reach the boiling point, reduce the heat so that the mixture simmers, instead of burning.
Afterward, you can add gelatin and whisk the entire mixture for no less than 4 minutes. Note: If you don’t like the texture of gelatin gummy bears, you can always try replacing this ingredient with agar-agar powder. The powder-based texture is less sticky than that of gelatin-based gummy bears.
Now, it’s time to add the CBD tincture. Remember that you can choose your own quantity of CBD to put in the gummy bears. Keep in mind that there will be 50 small gummies. Take whichever quantity and divide it by the number fifty. If you want stronger gummies, consult with your friends/family members and put more. However, if any of the people are trying CBD for the first time, we advise you to go easy.
Whisk the entire mixture until it becomes entirely homogeneous and you can’t see the tincture on top of it anymore. Let it simmer some more until all the ingredients are tightly bound together.
Turn off the stovetop entirely and prepare the funnel and the condiment bottle. The funnel is to go into the bottle so that you can pour the mixture more easily.
Transfer the gummy liquid to the bottle, through the funnel. Note: Wear gloves and don’t let people be near you. The mixture is hot and you can get seriously burned if you’re not careful with it.
Take an oven mitt or even a hot pad and hold the bottle. It’s important to squeeze it as tightly as possible so that it can be molded in the shape of gummy bears. Be meticulous and make sure the entire liquid is in the mold.
Use the same mitt/hot pad and transfer the mold carefully into the refrigerator. Make sure there is enough space for the mold to rest. Leave it in for at least 15 minutes so that the bears can become more solid.
Feel free to check the bears every 5 minutes to see how they’re developing. After you’ve found out they’re solid, take them from the tray and store them in an airtight food container.
- Keep the CBD gummies out of children’s reach at any time. They won’t be able to know the difference between normal gummies and CBD ones, so be very careful when storing them. Lock them up or hide them behind food in the fridge.
- The green tea is used to boost energy, but you can remove it from the list of ingredients if you want.
- Feel free to use any other kind of juice in the process. You can even mix and match as you gain more experience.
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