vegan blackcurrant gummies

photo by Detoxinista

This vegan fruit jelly is made without the artificial colours and flavourings store bought options offer, and is quick and easy to make. Use your choice of juice, we've used black current here.


1 cup of juice (we've used 1 tbsp of Viberi blackcurrant powder in one cup of water)
1 tsp Agar powder
1 tbsp maple syrup or 1 tsp honey - or to taste (optional)

Note: Jellies may ‘sweat’ when weather is humid. To prevent this, you could dissolve 1 tsp of corn starch (corn flour) with the agar into the liquid that you are cooking.


Pour the liquids into a cooking pot and sprinkle with the Agar Powder & sweetener of your choice. Whisk to combine and leave standing for 10 minutes for the Agar to swell.

Place the pot on medium heat. Warm the Agar & sweetener to disolve, while stirring. Continue stirring once boiling for 2 minutes to ensure its fully dissolved. Remove from heat and ladle immediately into a flat dish. The mixture will set at room temperature or you can refrigerate for a faster & stronger set. Before serving, cut the jelly into bite-size shapes.