Fun and tasty, these easy 3-ingredient coconut orange gummies are a wonderful way to pack some protein and vitamins into your snack time!
3-Ingredient Coconut Orange Gummies.
Gummies (a.k.a fruit snacks) are one of my family’s favorite snacks. I’d say it’s just my kids, but that wouldn’t be quite honest of me. I really do enjoy them as much as my kids do! In fact, my husband and I have been known to eat a whole tray of them together hiding in our room so the kids won’t know… #parentsoftheyear
Can you really blame us, though? Homemade fruit snacks are a million times better for you than their store-bought counterparts. As you can see from the ingredient list on these popular fruit snacks, health isn’t going into them…
“Fruit puree, corn syrup, sugar, modified corn starch, gelatin, concord grape juice from concentrate, citric acid, lactic acid, natural and artificial flavors, ascorbic acid, alpha tocopherol acetate, vitamin A palmitate, sodium citrate, coconut oil, carnauba wax, annatto, turmeric, red 40, and blue 1.”
Um… no thanks. I’ll make my own. And super easily, might I add, since all that you really need for gummies is juice (or kombucha!) and gelatin. Yep, that’s right. You really only need two ingredients to make your own gummies. But since these 3-ingredient coconut orange gummies are layered you need, well… 3 ingredients. Though you can totally just make oj gummies and leave out the coconut milk layer. Or you could just make coconut milk gummies and leave out the orange juice. Whatever floats your boat, yo.
For these tasty 3-ingredient coconut and orange juice gummies I use… orange juice. Obviously. While you can alway opt for fresh-squeezed (it would be the most delicious!), it’s totally ok to use store-bought orange juice. Just make sure that it’s organic, or at least only has one ingredient: orange juice.
Orange juice is naturally high in vitamin C and potassium, and also contains a little magnesium and folate. The stuff from the store will often have added synthetic vitamins and minerals like vitamin D and calcium. Some even have added sugars! As if orange juice isn’t sweet enough on its own… Friends. please. stay. away. from. that. It might sound good, but your body does not know how to properly use synthetic vitamins, and nobody or their mom needs added sugars! Stick with food the way God made it!
The coconut milk.
When it comes to dairy-free milks, coconut milk is by far my favorite. It’s easy to make and packed (I do mean packed) with nutritional goodness! Coconut milk is full of medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), wonderfully healthy saturated fat, lauric acid, as well as calcium, potassium, and magnesium.
For these gummies my easy homemade coconut milk works perfectly. But you can also use store-bought. My favorite grocery store brand is Thai Kitchen. Specifically the 2-ingredient coconut milk in the carton. It only has coconut and water in it. Just the way coconut milk should be. I usually get it from Walmart, but you can get it on Amazon, too.
In any recipe that calls for gelatin, I always use kosher (i.e. from cattle, not pigs), non-GMO gelatin. I like Perfect Supplement’s gelatin, but there are a few other good ones you can find on Amazon, too. Gelatin is a great source of protein, making these little 3-ingredient coconut orange gummies a protein-packed snack!
More healthy fruit snacks & gummies.
If you’re like me and my kids, you’ll want to get your hands on all the yummy gummy recipes in my arsenal! So while these 3-ingredient coconut orange gummies are setting up in your fridge, check out these other delicious gummy options!
- Homemade Grapefruit Gummies
- Cranberry Kefir Fruit Snacks
- Easy Strawberry Fruit Snacks
- Healing Ginger Lemon Gummies
- Kombucha Lemon Gummies
- Pumpkin Pie Gummies
In the recipe card I’ve linked to some of the products from my affiliate partners that I like to use. Purchasing through these links won’t cost you anything extra. Thanks!
3-Ingredient Coconut Orange Gummies
Free from grain, gluten, eggs, dairy, and refined sugar.
- 1 cup orange juice
- 1 cup coconut milk (I like to use Thai Kitchen’s coconut milk or my homemade coconut milk.)
- 1/4 cup grass-fed kosher gelatin, divided
- a couple teaspoons honey
- a sprinkle of salt
Pour orange juice into a small saucepan. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons of gelatin. You can either stir it in while you sprinkle it, or you can just sprinkle it without stirring.
Let the gelatin bloom (soak) for about 5 minutes.
Turn heat to low and whisk until gelatin is dissolved. Do not bring to a simmer!
Pour mixture into silicone candy molds, or into a pan. Whatever you use, make sure to leave enough room on top for the coconut layer!
Place molds into the fridge to set.
While the orange layer is setting up, pour coconut milk into the same saucepan and repeat the gelatin sprinkling/soaking/dissolving process.
When orange layer is set, remove from fridge and pour coconut layer over top.
Return to fridge until set.
If you can handle dairy, please go ahead and use organic or fresh whole milk.