Sweet treat that’s parent and kid-approved: See how to make DIY gummy bears

MILWAUKEE -- Could you use a pick-me-up this Friday? June is National Candy Month and National Iced Tea Month -- so Erica Cleven joins Real Milwaukee to share a recipe for both.

Gummy Bears (Worms) from www.mamanatural.com


1 cup organic juice for each color:

  • For red gummies: Pomegranate or cherry juice (100% juice not diluted with sugar and water)
  • For orange gummies: Peach/carrot juice combo
  • For the yellow gummies: Half cup of orange juice and half cup of pineapple juice

1/3 cup unflavored gelatin
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 cup honey
Nonstick cooking spray (olive oil sprayer)
Gummy bear molds with droppers


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  • Measuring spoons
  • Candy molds
  • Dropper


  • Put juice into a sauce pan. Add gelatin and stir. Let it sit for a minute or two so the gelatin can “bloom”. (This will help prevent a clumpy or gritty finished product)
  • Turn heat to medium-low and stir until gelatin dissolves.
  • Let stand until slightly cooled. Add lemon juice and honey. Stir well.
  • Use a dropper to put liquid into gummy bear mold.
  • Let sit for 5 minutes so it sets and then put in fridge for one hour. Remove from molds and enjoy! Store in refrigerator for up to a week.

1. Measure ingredients
2. Stir mixture on stove
3. Spray molds with cooking spray
4. Use the dropper to put liquid into bold
1. Help with stovetop

Blueberry Maple Iced Tea

  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 4 bags black tea leaves
  • 4 cups boiling water
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup


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  • 2 glass pitchers
  • Cheesecloth

Put blueberries and tea bags in a large glass pitcher. Pour boiling water over over them. Add maple syrup and stir.
Let steep for 5 minutes. Cover with cheesecloth and pour strained liquid into other pitcher.
Refrigerate until cool. Serve over ice.

1. Measure ingredients
2. Stir in syrup

1. Pour boiling water
2. Pour through cheesecloth