Immune Boosting Gummies

By: Cassy Joy Garcia

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Our tangy and slightly sweet Immune Boosting Gummies are every kid's dream snack, but packed with a powerful healthy punch!

Immune Boosting Gummies

I vividly remember eating packets and packets of gummy fruit snacks after school pretty much right up until I graduated college y'all.  COLLEGE.  I also ate things like ramen noodles, drank way too much coffee, stayed up until 3 am regularly, and barely did laundry–doesn't mean they were all good ideas, if you know what I mean!

These little tart and tangy treats are actually a GREAT idea as a snack option for your kiddos around this time of year.  Why, you ask?  Because they’re loaded with citrusy Vitamin C, a powerful immune booster, to help protect your kids from those back to school sniffles.  With a blend of sweet orange and tangy grapefruit, these bite sized bears are bound to be a favorite lunch box addition.

These Immune Boosting Gummies are another incredibly versatile recipe. Feel free to experiment with different size and shape molds if you prefer, or you can simply poor the mixture into a large shallow pan, refrigerate and cut into squares if molds are too much trouble.  Also, be sure to taste your juice prior to setting, if you find that your mixture is to tart, you can always add a bit of local honey (a great immune and allergy support too!) to the mix, making sure to whisk well to incorporate.

Immune Boosting Gummies

So far, I’ve made these Immune Boosting Gummies three times (mind you, each batch yields about 300 small gummy bears), and they’ve been consumed in a matter of HOURS—HOURS I tell you!  Make sure you store these bad boys in the fridge when not eating, and hide them if you don’t want them gone quickly!  We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!


Immune Boosting Gummies

Bite sized, tart, and powerful little immune boosting treats!

  • Author: Jess Gaertner
  • Prep Time: 3 hours 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 30 (10 bears each) 1x


  • 1/4 cup grapefruit juice (store bought or prepared via juicer)
  • 1/4 cup carrot juice
  • 1/4 cup orange juice (store bough or prepared via juicer)
  • 2 tablespoon local honey (optional to cut tartness, omit for Whole 30)
  • 1/4 cup unflavored gelatin
  • 1/2 cup water


  1. Prepare the juice if making at home by processing the juice ingredients an a juicer and setting aside.
  2. Dissolve the gelatin in 1/2 cup boiling water.  If any clumps remain, scoop them out and discard them.
  3. Whisk the juice into the gelatin water until smooth. 
  4. Add optional honey and whisk fully to incorporate at this time.
  5. Pour the mixture into a silicone mold or 8 inch square ceramic or glass baking dish.
  6. Refrigerate the gummies for at least three hours.  If using a silicone mold, I recommend freezing the tray so that the gummies are easier to extract.  If using a baking dish, use a butter knife to cut the gummies into squares or other shapes.  Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

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  1. Summer says:

    How do they hold up if frozen for a couple months?

  2. Clare says:

    Mine did not gel/congeal. I used Vital Proteins unflavored collagen, no honey. Poured in to a ceramic dish. Any ideas why? I guess I can just drink the stuff, but gummies are fun!

  3. Nikki says:

    My kids would love these! What mold did you use to make these?

  4. Barbara says:

    I’m definitely going to try these!
    Note: I’m not making fun of you, I would never do that (I get annoyed when people say mean and thoughtless things to bloggers) but I couldn’t help but snicker when I read “dummies” in step 6… no charge for my proofreading services Love, love, love your recipes!

  5. Donna says:

    Cannot wait to try this! Question, so I’m prepared when I get my groceries – how many grapefruits/carrots/oranges do you think would produce 1/4 cup juice?

  6. Kristin says:

    How many is a serving size for an adult? Can’t wait to try these!

    1. Brandi Schilhab says:

      I’d say around 10 gummies, Kristin, but there isn’t really a set serving size here!

  7. Sarah says:

    Making these! They gelled up so fast we couldn’t really get them all to the molds. Any way to help prevent this?