Feeling dehydrated, especially during a warm summer’s day, is quite natural. However, if you are an otherwise busy person, carrying a packet of ORS won’t be convenient for you.
But, there’s a way in which you can solve this problem – by taking electrolyte gummies. They are tasty, quite easy to make, and can be carried in a small box almost everywhere.
Peak of convenience, isn’t it?
In this article, I will tell you how you can make electrolyte gummies within a few steps. And, you will also find a few additional tasty tips here and there too.
So, let’s get started!
Making An Electrolyte Gummy – The Process
Before I get started, here’s a small tip. If you have to go outside regularly for your school or job, it will be better for you to opt for electrolyte powder. Unlike gummies, they come with a small amount of sugar and, therefore, won’t make you feel jittery at all.
Now, keeping that aside, let’s learn about how to make an electrolyte gummy quickly. Or, if you don’t want to get into too much of such complexity, you can also click here and buy them.
The Tools You’ll Need
Yes, even a simple recipe, like making a gummy, will require some specific tools. But they are quite affordable, so there’s no need to worry about your budget.
- A measuring cup (can be used to measure up the ingredients).
- Two measuring spoons (to put in the right amount of sugar and electrolyte powder).
- Silicone gummy mold (for shaping up your dreamy-eyed gummies), and
- A sauce pan (for cooking and doing the “necessary” stuff).
What About The Ingredients?
The ingredient list of making an electrolyte gummy is pretty simple too. Just note down the following ones and start cooking right away!
- Knox gelatin (one packet).
- A pack of electrolyte powder (the less sugary, the better).
- Salt and citric acid (optional).
In this aspect, you’ll require a single cup of water. It’ll be enough for you to make around 20 gummies properly. If you use more water than the required amount, it’ll affect the taste of the same massively. Also, don’t use raw citric acid on your gummies. Instead, try to opt for lemon juice, as it’s a milder form of the acid and won’t affect your stomach health at all.
Oh, and before I forget – keep a silicone-made candy mold handy as well. You’re going to need it to shape your gummies. I usually use the bear-shaped ones.
How To Make Gummies?
When it comes to making gummies, you should always start your journey by heating up the water. It’s only one cup, so you won’t need more than a minute or so to do it. I usually do it in an electric kettle, as it’s much easier and quicker.
So, you will have to get things started by making the syrup. And, for that, you’ll need to add three teaspoons of electrolyte powder in a cup of water. Now, mix it up and put it all in a saucepan. You may add a little bit of citric acid (one teaspoon) to get a mux up of a sour and sweet taste.
Now, simmer the mixture slowly on low heat for at least half an hour. And, don’t just sit it out. Keep stirring the pot until the powder has dissolved properly. Also, ensure that the mixture isn’t boiling at all. You’ll want the liquid to thicken. This way, it will be easier for you to get them congested properly.
At this point, the syrup will get reduced little by little. So, now, it’s your turn to mix up another teaspoon of electrolyte powder with ¼ cup of water. Keep stirring the mixture again until it has dissolved properly. Keep doing so for a minute or so.
After that, you’ll need to sprinkle out the gelatin you’ve bought a little. Let it sit on the mixture for a minute or so, and stir it slowly. And, then let it sit again for five to ten minutes, depending on the amount of salt you’ve added in it.
Once you feel like the mixture has gotten a little thicker and stickier, remove it from the heat quickly. Now, keep it aside from a minute or two, and prepare (or, wash, may I say) the silicone gummy mold.
Now, use an eyedropper to suck in the liquid in the container and slowly drop it in the gummy mold. While you’re at it, place the container on a frying pan or something so that you can save the space from spillage.
Keep the container in your refrigerator overnight. And, no, don’t get curious and take them out in the middle of the night. It might affect their formation and taste.
Get up in the morning and try removing the gummies from the mold. If they’re stuck or something, you can always try popping them within the freezer.
The gummies will be ready to go at this point. However, if they feel a little sticky, you can put them into a bowl full of corn starch. It’ll improve the taste of the same to some extent too. Also, after you’re done eating, put the gummies in your fridge again.
The Bottom Line
When it comes to taking electrolytes, gummies are definitely the best and tastiest option for everyone. But, if we’re talking about your health, they might not be as good as the powder form. So, make sure to talk to your doctor and do whatever they’re saying accordingly. They will understand your health better than anyone else.
In any case, now, I’ll be concluding this article. Hopefully, it can offer enough information to ensure that you’re making your electrolyte gummies perfectly. In any case, if you still need any other information about it, don’t forget to comment below. I’ll try my best to check it out and answer you as soon as possible!