DIY Wine Gummy Bears for the Mature Wine Lover
Wine, as you know, is a sophisticated creation, and is intended for consumption by serious minded adults.
Sorry, we couldn’t make it through that statement without a grin!
Sure, wine is sophisticated. And complicated, and magical, and unique. And it is intended for adult enjoyment, being an alcoholic beverage and all. But wine can also be FUN, and what’s life without a little fun? Or a little sweet indulgence, for that matter?
Introducing the wine gummy bear.
Better yet… introducing the DIY wine gummy bear, recipe courtesy of Jessica Pinney via Cooking With Janica.
About a month ago, I read about how a website has more than 18,000 people on a waitlist for Rosé Gummy Bears. Sounds delicious, but why wait when you can make your own at home?
I do love Rosé, but I thought why stop there? I’m going to make wine gummy bears of all types. Red, White, and Rosé.
We’re with you so far, Jessica!
It turns out they’re shockingly simple! If you can pour ingredients into a pan and stir, you’ve pretty much got this! She does offer one little tip we wanted to be sure to pass along…
If you’re like me and want to keep them boozy, make sure you monitor it closely with a candy thermometer. To retain the alcohol, it needs to stay at 90 degrees or below.
Oh, we want ’em boozy! So we got ourselves a candy thermometer while we were ordering molds. (Turns out there are all kinds of gummy molds available, too. Next time we try this recipe, we’re making WINEY WORMS! As a bonus, they’re also larger than the bears!)
Here is Jessica’s recipe:
- 1 Cup Wine
- ½ Cup Sugar
- 3 Tablespoons or 6 packets of powdered Gelatin
- 1 drop pink food coloring (if making Rosé Gummy Bears)
- 2-3 Gummy Bear Molds
- Place the wine, sugar and gelatin in a saucepan over medium low heat (if you want to keep the alcohol in, make sure to keep under 90 degrees). Whisk for 2-3 minutes or until sugar and gelatin have dissolved. (Stir in the pink food coloring if making Rosé gummy bears)
- Using a glass measuring cup with a spout, pour the mixture over the gummy bear molds. Use an offset spatula to get rid of the excess and ensure all the molds are filled.
- Refrigerate for at least 90 minutes.
- When gelatin has set, bears will easily pop out from mold.
- Store uneaten wine gummy bears in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
And that’s it!
We fully intend to have a few small bowls of these at our next get together. They seem like a perfect way to embrace our mature and serious love of wine!
Hahahaha! Just kidding! We’re going to do it because they sound like FUN!
What do you think?