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Homemade Peppermint Gumdrops

Roberta Kapsalis
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
freezing 2 hrs
Total Time 20 mins
Course Digestive gumdrops
Cuisine Keto Mediterranean
Servings 70

Ingredients
  

  • 1 liter filtered water
  • 2 tbsp dried peppermint
  • 1/4 tsp citric acid
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest finely grated
  • 6 micro scoops 100% stevia extract alternatively use 3 tbsp dried stevia leaves
  • 1 pinch turmeric
  • 6 tbsp beef gelatine preferably grass-fed
  • 100 ml (1/2 cup) water for gelatine

For green gumdrops

  • 4 drops natural peppermint flavouring With E140 natural green food colouring

For sweet-sour coating

  • 4 tbsp stevia-erythritol blend crystalline form
  • 1/2 tsp citric acid crystalline form

Instructions
 

  • Place the dried peppermint in a deep pot, cover with 1 litre of water and let it boil. Boil for 5 minutes and then cover the pot. Set aside to cool down and infuse. 
  • Using a metallic strainer strain the peppermint tea and pour it into another pot. Return to the stove and heat again. 
  • Mix 6 tbsp of gelatine with 100 ml (1/2 cup) water and add it to the tea. Stir well. Let it boil so that all gelatine dissolves, and remove from heat. 
  • Now add stevia extract, citric acid, lemon zest and turmeric. Mix well. You will get a nice golden hue.
  • Divide the mixture into two and add some natural peppermint flavour (with natural green colouring E140) to the one part.
  • Pour the gelatine mixture into silicone moulds or ice trays and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. 
  • Pop the frozen gumdrops out of the moulds and place them on a wide plate. 
  • For the version with a sour-sweet coating, mix stevia-erythritol (or even monk-fruit-erythritol) sweetener in crystalline form with citric acid. Roll some of your gumdrops in this mixture and place on another plate.
  • Keep them in the refrigerator and consume within 7 days. 

Notes

Have in mind, these homemade peppermint gumdrops are not fat-bombs and they don't contain a significant amount of fat or calories. You can have even 10 of them without fear of ruining your macros.
They could be considered as collagen bombs due to the high content of gelatine. 
Please don't get alarmed by the content of protein per gumdrop, this is due to collagen and this is not processed by the body the same way as regular protein you intake with meat or eggs.
It would be ideal to have them after a big Keto meal! 
Nutritional label is per gumdrop. We got 70 gumdrops from this amount. 
Keyword Peppermint